Gospel singer Mike Abdul expresses his opinion on why music groups don’t last in Nigeria. He said this in a recent chat, where he clarified that Midnight Crew isn’t a dead group.
Being a member of the group that hasn’t released a track in a long time, Abdul confirmed that the group is active and still one. Known to be one of the notable gospel singers in Nigeria, he explained thus;
“Even solo artistes don’t last for more than 10 years. The problem is not about being in a group, it has to do with the music business. I tell people not to put pressure on artistes.
“If an artiste’s career doesn’t last for more than five years, do not crucify him or her. A musician doesn’t need to be active forever. If you do five years as an artiste and you are getting saturated, what stops you from taking a break? You can always come back after the break.
“The fact that some people are still relevant for 20 years doesn’t mean everyone has such grace.”