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Its not Us, its the Business, Damibliz replies Pauline Tallen

Its not Us, its the Business, Damibliz replies Pauline Tallen
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London Based Afrobeats artiste Damibliz have on a very light note reply Pauline Tallen after she said Nigeria Entertainers are the cause of Women Abuse.

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, while delivering her speech at the launch of the State of the World Population 2021’ report in Abuja, had said that Nigerian entertainers promote the abuse of women’s bodies by using vulgar lyrics in their songs as well as using female dancers who are almost naked in their music videos.

Its not Us, its the Business, Damibliz replies Pauline Tallen

Tallen says such acts frustrate the Federal government’s efforts to curb the violation of women in the country. The Minister said this today June 8 while delivering her speech at the launch of the State of the World Population 2021’ report in Abuja.

 

But responding lightly, the “Formula 1″ coroner, says its not the entertainers fault but what the business demands.

 

Damibliz says;

 

 


See, its not us, its the business. We could as well say, fight for women, protect their bodies and all be good but will it sell. My recent video for Formula 1 for instance, irrespective of the lines, has lots of decency for women but that doesn’t mean my next video will. Truth is I ended up having many vixens and female dancers angry with me for not featuring them and then this dance comes with its own dress sense based on message, location and director.

 

Point is this has gone way off morality and now way of life. Many women earn their living with this. What I believe we should be focused on is respect for these wonderful women after the shoot or business. You get me yeah?!

Its not Us, its the Business, Damibliz replies Pauline Tallen
Its not Us, its the Business, Damibliz replies Pauline Tallen

According to Wikipedia, “Sexuality in music videos has been evident since the 1980s. The extent to which stereotypes align with gender portrayal varies with each decade. Music video content has remained culturally relevant and subliminally influential on adolescent character development. In addition, the overlap between race and gender is evident throughout music video history. By analyzing the correlation between music video material and gender representation, conclusions can be drawn pertaining to how music television impacts young adults’ perceptions of appropriate societal behavior.

 

“Music videos portray women and men differently. Since the 1980s, when music videos became popular, men appeared more often than women and were more likely to be the lead character. Over time, the perception of women has changed. In contemporary music videos the implication is female characters are valued for their physical appearance and their ability to entertain and pleasure men. In many music videos, cameras point towards a woman’s chest and legs. Women are often dressed in more revealing clothes to attract a male audience.”

 

 


A 2021 study by Cynthia Frisby, an associate professor of strategic communication in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and Jennifer Aubrey, an associate professor in the department of communication in the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science and reported by report by Munews Archives found that sexual objectification of female artists in music videos existed equally, regardless of the artist’s race. However, they did find that African-American artists tended to wear more sexually provocative attire than other female artists.

 

“It has been known that music videos featuring male artists often sexually objectify women, but our study shows that many female artists are objectifying themselves in their music videos,” Frisby said. “However, despite numerous existing sexual stereotypes regarding black women, they don’t appear to objectify themselves any more or less than women of other races.”

 

Also, the money making motivation behind the objectification of women in the music industry is a guilty debate that many female dancers will now have to face.

 

The objectifying of women in certain ways in the entertainment industry has over years become part of business, the moral digression have also increased a lot. It started with “sex sells” but now its not clear anymore but one thing is certain, the only way to stop women from entertainment and its dress code is to stop the business and that ‘bank has not been opened. Perhaps the future has better plan.

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