Gospel singer, Kenny St. Brown, has said the entertainment industry in needs of a regulatory body to safeguard artistes and creatives.
Brown, while commenting on the death of late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, said, “What we are seeing now is as a result of neglect. Neglect from the Government, neglect from the system that should have provided regulation, policies, protection, and defence.
“The entertainment industry in Nigeria is organically grown, and because it is organically grown, they think issues can be settled without a third party.
“It has gotten to a stage where things have gone beyond our hands. The entertainment industry is porous. Anyone can start a label and sign artiste, no regulatory body to curtail this.
“If the pharmaceutical industry can have a regulatory body called the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, NAFDAC, creatives should have one too.
“Until we have a regulatory body for the entertainment industry, record labels will continue to exploit these young acts.”
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