Nigerian music sensation, P-Square were recently at a press conference at the Afrobeats Festival 2011 in London where they insisted that they don’t think they need foreign collaborations.
Their statement is a clear reference to the recent wave of foreign collaborations between Nigerian musicians and foreign artistes.
Here are some excerpts (verbatim):
If you are taking me to a club to listen to Western music, forget it, I wont go there
Don’t be deceived by this collabo[ration] thing, [be]cause they are trying to tap from us
If you don’t open the doors for us, we would shut our door.
I don’t need to do a collabo[ration] with somebody before you can start playing my music there
We play your songs in Nigeria, did you do a collabo with anybody?
We don’t need no collaboration from no artist. We don’t need no Jay Z, we don’t need no Kanye West…
What do you think? Are they being short sighted or shrewd business men? Watch the video below.