Big news in the Nigerian music industry. And who doesn’t like good news?
Here we go.
Davido’s 2013 hit single, Skelewu and Mc Galaxy’s 2013, Sekem feature as soundtrack music on the new Hollywood release, Queen of Katwe.
The movie stars Luputa Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. And it’s a biographcal movie based on Phiona Mutesi’s life. Phiona is a Ugandan chess prodigy from Katwe who later becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.
In today’s world with its many distractions, attention span is thread-thin. With music, it’s the same. And songs generally have a three month shelf life.
In a proper music industry even when songs have had their run, publishers (artists, songwriters and producers) still feed off it whenever a third party makes use of such music.
And for Davido and Mc Galaxy, this only means there’s cheque in the mail.
Makes one wonder when Nollywood will get it right. You still find them make use of songs, either playing the original recording or singing the lyrics, without neither getting permission from the publishers nor paying for it.
Now that’s not a good story.
But to end in an upbeat way here’s a list of the songs included in Disney movie, Queen of Katwe: