DJ Neptune and the history of the Djing industry in Nigeria on the cover of Mystreetz Magazine
In terms of knowledge, there’s a vacuum in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Its either stories are not properly told or credits are not given to those that actually pioneered the various systems in the industry. The media is not properly informing the audience. The right information is not out there to guide us; our entertainers are impatient and gullible, all they do these days is celebrate trivial achievements and make mistakes that could have been avoided. With all the resources and opportunities to learn and be better all around us, the industry seems to enjoy being on autopilot mode. Instead of cruising forward, we are just doing a merry-go-round. How long will we continue with this meander? Now that we are suppose to be ruling or calling the shots in the world, we are acting desperate like we suffering from ideological slavery.
The only industry where ignorance has been accepted is the entertainment industry. If you are in the law or medical business, it’s of huge importance to have thorough knowledge of any case you are dealing with by constantly researching and keeping up with day-to-day information of how history is helping to forge a way ahead. But this is not the case with the entertainment industry. Everyone seems to be okay with professionals with half-baked knowledge. This tiny abnormality is directly associated to the reasons why the productive lifespan of entertainers are now short and they have no plan B. Without proper information and guidance, we will continue to have misplaced priorities. Like in the music industry, the Djing industry is also suffering from this lack of proper coordination. There’s so much to learn but instead we have more hype than fact. It’s time to begin to learn. Like never told before in the past sixty plus years, this edition takes a look at how the Djing industry has survived from the onset. We look at the sixteen years survival of DJ Neptune in the industry and other deejays that have managed to remain active now but have been here for over sixteen years. There’s so much in this article to deduce from. This edition is a collector’s item.
Cover story by Sesan Adeniji; cover photo and art illustration by Matthias Aragbada of Dudutoonz. Cover concept directed by Sesan Adeniji and Mathias Aragbada. This edition is available for read online on August 1st, 2017.