Popular beat maker K solo in his interview with punch, he made mention of a cabal in music industry
The music producer said that there was a cabal in the Nigerian music industry, but that luckily, their grip was no longer strong.
He said ;
There is a major cabal in the music industry but their hold is weakening now. There used to be a major cabal and the way they work is this; if you release a song and you are not based on the Lagos Island, most radio stations would not want to play the song.
This happened to me when I took Timaya’s song to meet a top on-air personality; he told me that it was not the kind of song that they played on their radio as it was not a hip-hop song at the time. Later, we were able to categorise the song into afro-music and dancehall and eventually, it became a big song.
So, if you do not reside on the Lagos Island or move with certain people, the cabal would be against you. Thank God for the likes of Small Doctor who broke the barrier. The cabal still exists but they aren’t as powerful and visible as they used to be.
The main reason why they are not visible is because the industry has passed the level by which you could force the public to listen to a particular kind of song. We have got to a point whereby the fans know what they want to listen to. If you had told me in 2015 that a diva like Tiwa Savage would collaborate with Slimcase for the song, ‘Codeine Diet,’ I would have argued with you.
The cabal has lost their grip on the industry and that is why everybody is going with songs that are doing well. That is what broke the cabal and they are no longer relevant