Organic Reggae Is Dead In Nigeria – Dublin-based Weirdz


Republic of Ireland-based reggae artiste, Osaze Moses Wilserhun – aka Weirdz, has sensationally declared that pure and organic reggae is as good as dead in Nigeria. The cinematographer-turned singer noted, “I find it very funny when people see a singer with dreadlocks, or listen to him speak patois (Jamaican Pidgin English) or watch him smoke Indian hemp you are qualified to be called a reggae artiste.  “And it is not so, with all due respect to acts that I respect a lot like Burna Boy, Patoranking, and Cynthia Morgan, who are doing great dance hall music, but we still lack organic reggae in Nigeria. Listen to Bob Marley, Majek Fashek, Lucky Dube or even Raskimono you will see that no current musician is playing that kind of pure reggae and that is the dish I am bringing to the table of Nigerian music.”

Presently, Weirdz has dropped his debut single “Celebrate”, produced by VC Perez. On the challenges he has faced since storming the Nigerian music industry, Wilserhun said “I think the first part is music producers duplicating the same beat for artistes and that is why I worked with VC Perez because of the time he spends in studying to meet each act’s demand. Secondly, is the issue of fraudsters who claim they can help you but in truth they mean to dupe you of your money.”