Fiokee – Guitarists not appreciated and valued in NigeriaNovember 2, 2019
Fiokee – Guitarists not appreciated and valued in Nigeria
Fiokee…Ifiok Effanga, otherwise known as Fiokee, who is a guitarist and music maker that has worked with top music superstars, for example, Flavor, D’banj, Adekunle Gold, Kizz Daniel, and others, have said guitarists are not acknowledged in this piece of the world.
The beatmaker, who considers himself the ‘number one Afrobeats recording guitarist in the nation’, in an interview with Saturday Beats, stated, “In this piece of the world, guitarists are not so much valued so I chose to separate myself.
“Different guitarists consider the to be as an instrument yet I consider mine to be a mouthpiece. My guitar talks while those of others essentially play. I record my lines and I don’t make my guitar sound excessively simple. I process my guitar sounds and comprehend the distinction between playing the guitar in the studio and performing in front of an audience.”
He included, “Afrobeats has gone worldwide now and I’m glad to be a piece of that development. Numerous individuals everywhere throughout the world make the most of our beats.”
The maker acknowledged Flavor and D’banj as a portion of the craftsmen who have added to the development of his vocation.
He stated, “Flavor is a generally excellent artiste and his foundation has pushed me further. It has made me progressively perceived and regarded in the business. Additionally, I worked with D’banj for a long time and it was a generally excellent stage for me as well. Taking all things together, I feel respected. Without a doubt, it pays to try sincerely and be predictable.”