By Emmanuel Oloniruha
An Abuja based Artiste, Raphael Seun, has urged government and Nigerians to harness the potential in the entertainment industry to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.
Seun, a musician with stage name “Pelzzy” gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, in Abuja.
He said that apart from its contributions to the country Gross Domestic Products, the entertainment industry, if properly harnessed, could create more jobs, especially for youth in the country,
The afro beat singer said that there were vast opportunities in the entertainment industry that could help a lot of unemployed youth to be self-independent, while creating more revenue for government.
Seun urged government, cooperate institutions and already established artists and Nigerians to support young talented artists to easily grow in the sector.
He urged young Nigerians to key into the opportunity in the entertainment industry.
The young artist also urged youth not to wait or totally rely on government for employment, rather they should identify their talents, develop it to be self-employ and employers of labour in the future.
He, however, said there were a lot of challenges facing up-coming artists in Nigeria including lack of funds and needed supports, making it difficult for young artist to showcase their talents.
“For instance, as a young artist, I do not have any backup for now. I do everything by myself. I record my songs by myself. I do many things by myself without any support.”
Seun said that he felt delighted to be an “Afro beat” singer, a music style “now growing global and contributing significantly to Nigeria’s economy.”
Speaking on his show titled “A night to remember” held in Abuja, Seun described it as a success, urging Nigerians to watch out for his new track titled “addicted” that would be released early 2022.
Some of the single tracks already released by the artiste included, Special woman, Everyday hustle, Iyawo, and One-Day.(NAN)