If ever a year captured the importance of journalism, 2017 was it. When done well, it’s one of the great avenues through which we keep those in a position of authority on their squares. When done badly, it erodes the trust of an ever wary public. In a climate of “alternative facts” and “fake news”, it is our duty to uphold the truth fairly. As the M.I/Loose Talk interview captured, the role of journalists should always be to enlighten the audience and document the times. When they’ve created art worthy of praise, we should be at the forefront praising them. And when the work doesn’t cut it, we should also remind them. It should always be our truth to aid the preservation of standards. The name Culture Custodian has this duty attached to it and this little feature looking at one of the most prolific musical outposts in contemporary Nigeria: Mo Hits is our way of keeping to that covenant with our audience. The work here is in no way extensive or far reaching but it focuses on a couple of themes we felt were resonant. Over the next couple of days, we will be sharing it with the world.
I will like to extend my gratitude to Kayode Adegbola for allowing us use his pictures, to Somto Uyanna, Tomi Idowu, Tinya Alonge and Deji Osikoya for the words you will read.
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