By Nkiru Ifeajuna
Lagos – A musician, Innocent Akamadu, popularly known as “Treeze’’, on Tuesday advised his contemporaries to use their lyrical contents to stem restiveness in the country.
Akamadu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that when people listen to meaningful songs and lyrics, they would have positive impacts on them and on the larger society.
“ When music is released to the public, it goes viral and we can use them to preach better understanding among people’’.
He spoke against the backdrop of calls to use music to promote unity, peace, togetherness, love, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control in the country.
Akamadu said that: “All these wanton killings, ethnic bigotry, religious divisions and politics of bitterness should be condemned in our songs.
` With that, we will be helping to address restiveness in the society,’’ he said.
Akamadu also said that he launched into motivational songs to motivate people to get up and pursue their dreams.
“I am a positive thinker; I am a writer and I see people’s feelings every day.’’
Akamadu advised everyone to always tolerate one another, adding that it should not be war-war all the time, but we should also embrace dialogue as it helps.
“How we react to situations matters a lot and helps to curb some issues; we need to be tolerant of ourselves,’’ he said.
He appealed to those in leadership to be role models to the youths.
The dancer also advised younger people to always learn from the elders.
NAN reports that Akamadu is an undergraduate of Imo State University (IMSU).
He is the founder of Models Industry Week and Runway Fashion Show.
Some of his lyrics include: “I Love You’’; and “Ojulopesi’’ which was adopted as a ring back tone by one of the mobile telecommunication companies.