Sierra Leonean standup comedian, Richie Obama has added his own opinion on the national playlist introduced by the Entertainment Ambassador, Amara Dennis Turay-Jalloh aka Kao Denero.
According to Obama, he was expecting the entertainment board to ask for the consent of the artistes if they want their songs to be in the national playlist since their songs are on the Internet. He added that, asking them to submit their songs through email was never a good approach.
Richie Obama made this statement on his Facebook page after Ambassador Kao Denero’s Entertainment Board unveiled maiden edition of the playlist.
“So na den music den ya go take Salone internationally or if porsin dae out of Salone na d songs den dat wae e go see as Salone songs?
Submit your songs to our email address “noto bin good approach”!
Send a message to the artist as to the development of a nationwide playlist seeking his/her consent coz their songs are all on the internet.” – He said.
When Kao Denero was appointed by His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio as an Ambassador of Special Envoy for Investments and Entertainment, he brought up the idea of having a national playlist of 30 or more songs that will be distributed to radios, clubs, bars, etc. to boost the entertainment industry. An email address was created and shared on social media. Ambassador Kao Denero asked all the entertainers to submit their songs through the email address so that their songs could be included in the national playlist if they pass the criteria.
The maiden edition of the playlist was unveiled yesterday which came as a surprise to many Sierra Leoneans for not seeing top musicians and hit songs. It contains many upcoming artistes. This made many music lovers to condemn the playlist.
Based on this, Richie Obama condemned the approach of asking musicians to submit their songs.