The President of the newly revived Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, Pretty Okafor, has urged young musicians not to allow the altercations between rival artists to take a different toll.
The former Junior and Pretty singer cited similar cases that resulted in the unfortunate demise of some of the greatest talents the world has ever seen.
Mr. Pretty Okafor emphasized that, the Creative Economy is the only hope for Nigeria in these times where crude oil market has nosedived leading to an imminent global recession.
According to him, “We as practitioners in the entertainment industry are vested with the responsibilities of sustaining the economy by contributing to the GDP and ensuring Growth, Stability and Sanity to our Industry.”
Speaking further, Mr. Okafor said, “The recent fracases amongst Nigerian Artists which have resulted in physical assaults are Regrettable and the Union condemns such acts. We appeal to the Heads of the different Record Labels to call their Artistes to order and no matter what provocations, rumours and evil going about and around respectable Artists, Our Elders advice that “SILENCE IS THE BEST ANSWER TO FOOLS”.
He further informed that the apex music body, PMAN is currently working on the ‘Biometric Card Registration’ which comes with numerous benefits such as, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Royalty remittance and pension plan.