Popular music producer and label executive ID Cabasa, entertainment lawyer Doza Foza, and Ezekiel Onyedikachi of EeZee Conceptz have preached sustainability at the EeZee Global Industry Conference.
The trio led a path-finding conversation on building a sustainable structure for the Gospel Music industry.
The second edition of the conference, which was held at Daystar Christian Centre, Oregun, had a cross-section of speakers and panelists discussing the need to build a rewarding structure for the promising industry.
At the event, Cabasa emphasised the need for Christians to look beyond the church. He added that this doesn’t reduce the function of the gospel but improves the true worth of Christians.
“The Gospel sends light forth. That’s what the Bible told us. Even our Lord Jesus knows we are in this world, and that’s why he made us light. There is no industry separated from another; we all do the same thing. The only difference in ours is that we are doing this to the glory of the Lord. These guys out there are your colleagues. It’s the same way you have bankers who are either Christians or not as colleagues. But we must be the light and seek knowledge,” Cabasa said.
The music producer also emphasised the need to seek knowledge saying, “The Holy book makes us aware that we perish because of the lack of wisdom. The Bible also tells us to learn from the ants. This explains what we are meant to seek as Christians in the industry. Do not take away the part of learning that’s where we can become better in our various crafts.”
Speaking on the idea behind the conference, Onyedikachi emphasised the need to hold conversations that analyse the growth and projects of the future of the Nigerian Gospel Music Industry.
“The goal is to be intentional about growth. We want the industry to grow. That’s what we are all about. We have been holding this conference for a while and the goal has always been the same. We want to equip our people with knowledge.
Knowledge of copyright, knowledge in knowing how to go about promoting our songs, knowledge of when to open up for partnerships and collaboration, knowledge on being aware of how music distribution works and how music rights are allocated. We want the space to expand. That’s why we are here to learn from experts.
Other speakers at the event are Music Maestro, Tosin Alao; music producer, Dr. Edward Sunday; Minister GUC; Mike Abdul, Dr. Tim Ogboruche and a lot more.