Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa popularly known as OJB is no stranger to the Nigerian music industry. Matter of fact, he can be described as one of the pioneers of the industry as a veteran music producer and singer.
In an interview in which he talks about his sojourn in music and how he has remained relevant for almost two decades, OJB shared his thoughts on Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh’s entry into the music scene.
He said: “The problem is that she wasn’t listening to the key thing. People did not download the song out of love but out of surprise. If she really wants to go into music professionally, she needs to take out her time and learn how to sing.”
However, OJB notes that she did not learn as her subsequent efforts do not show any remarkable improvement. “It’s a lot easier to cross into acting from singing but a lot harder to cross into singing from acting. If after her first single, she got better people to coach and produce her songs, she might not have complained so much but there was no improvement.”
And he concluded by saying of the actress, “As far as I’m concerned, Tonto Dike’s delving into the music industry is a bad idea right now. Her wanting to sing is not bad but her thinking that on the platform of the fact that she is a movie star, so she can sing, is a very bad idea.”