King Yomi Akins, a Nigerian Juju musician based in South Africa postulates juju music might be in extinction in the next five years.
The songster said many youths are only thrilled by instrumentals and not by the lyrics of a song irrespective of the message the song is passing.
He said the days of the likes Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, and Prince Dele Abiodun when wise songs were blended with artistic charisma are over.
He predicted that evergreen songs will hardly be produced in this generation.
The juju music crooner appealed to juju artists to work together to save the genre of music before it extincts.
Juju Music Will Go Into Extinction In The Next Five Years- King Yomi Akins:
The South African based juju singer started his craft 15 years ago.
Speaking on some of the challenges of operation in South Africa, he said: “Many times it’s difficult to get back-up singers and instrumentalists and in most cases getting the whole band to perform can be difficult because they will have to accommodate each other based on their availability at work because they have other jobs that they do unlike in Nigeria, that you can easily find full time instrumentalists”.