African music has been ‘completely’ decolonized without any other incentive than fame and recognition.
African musicians revolutionized African music not because of expectation of monetary reward. Their motivation is mainly self expression, talent showcase, recognition and fame. They love what they do, and they just want to do it, even if they have to sell their house or suffer in misery.
From Johannesburg to Dakar, foreign music has gone extinct in Africa. Not because foreign music is not good but because the local music is good that there is not time to listen to American, European or Arab music.
Countries like China or Germany have similar market for engineering. Engineers there are not first motivated by money, but expression, demonstration of talent, recognition by peers, awards. It’s a honorable title to be engineer or a scientist.
America and Northern Europe have a similar market for software engineers who by thousands spends billions of hours to github their talents or join open sources endeavors to demonstrate talents, values, and showcase creativity and ingenuity.
It’s fascinating to observe how such creative and engineering markets sprout, but more importantly how they could be stimulated for good in the world.
Money is not everything. And the best things are not created by people motivated by money.
Little people let money dominate their minds and shrink from inside. Great people have a passion for good, for self expression, talent showcasing beyond any external incentive.
In Africa, we need more creative markets like the music market. A great thanks to all african artists, writers, especially the African musicians.
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