Nigerian musician says jazz is Nigeria’s biggest export

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A Nigerian Jazz musician, Diana Bada has said that jazz is Nigeria’s biggest export to the world. She says it promotes bilateral relations among indigenous and foreign practitioners of the music, arts and culture industry.

Bada who made this statement in an interview in Lagos, said that jazz music had become very popular. And that it had promoted national, regional and local interaction and married different genres of music together.

Describing jazz and its importance, Bada said, “It tells the story of the nation and unites the people across regional and national boundaries. The music has always made powerful statements about freedom, creativity and Nigeria’s identity at home and abroad.”

“Jazz is not the result of choosing a tune but an idea that is created first in the mind and extended to the people as music. Music, art and culture are essential parts of the human experience,” she added.

 

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