Kuami Eugene has schooled musicians on language for composing songs.
He argued in an interview with Rev. Erskine on Y107.9FM’s Myd Morning Show that good music does not always have to be in English.
“There are a lot of African music we don’t understand but still jam to, and I think music travels far regardless hence, you have to do good music and once it sounds good people jump on it.”
Nonetheless, if a musician is targeting the international market, Eugene advised that the language should be something that a lot of people will understand.
“If you’re able to break through that barrier, then you can do the O2 arena and other places because those coming to watch you want to sing along, and if they don’t understand anything about the music it’s quite difficult.
“The fact that they use a lot of pidgin in their music and because it’s English, people understand what’s being said. So, when it’s played somewhere, it doesn’t have to be explained because they can understand everything being said in the song,” he said.
Kuami Eugene further stated: “It’s good but if you really want to get on the international market you have to do something they’ll understand and that means adding a little of what they can relate to.”