In this very heated episode of #LooseTalkPodcast featuring M.I, Loose Kaynon and AOT2 and hosted by music critic, Osagie Alonge; these four players in the music industry sat down to discuss M.I’s recent album “Chairman”, it’s impact on the industry and also iron out issues that arose after the writer AOT2 had said in his article that M.I.’s album had no shelf life.
The discussion really gets heated at some point where M.I. schools Osagie and AOT2 on the difference between opinions and facts. Also amidst the discussion, Osagie did refer to same album as M.I’s weakest album, adding that M.I. does surround himself with “Yes men”.
The 2-hour-long interview which saw all four trash out issues on facts and opinions, album impact and shelf live, measuring facts etc; had the actual heat begin at 22nd minute.
Watch the interview below.
Following the interview, social media has come for Osagie and AOT2 describing their criticisms as destructive and some of Osagie’s actions during the interview as unprofessional for getting in the face of the guests, cutting them short and yielding to the temptation to raise his voice at some point during the discussion.
M.I., on the other hand, was commended for his show of maturity throughout the interview.
Meanwhile, comedian AY has aired his view on the interview describing it as attempts to destructively criticize M.I.
Read his instagram post below:
Most of us do know that the final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. On the other hand they are a lot of people out there in search of an opportunity to vent their opinions in the form of unconstructive criticism. There can be all sorts of reasons for this: – Maybe they disagree with the choices and decisions you have made in your life or work. – Maybe they don’t like your work. – Maybe they don’t like you. – Maybe they have listened to untrue stories about you and have appointed themselves judge and jury on the matter. – Maybe they have made assumptions about you and have chosen to attack you as if those assumptions are true. Whatever the reason you are experiencing unconstructive criticism or a personal attack, here are a few things to keep in mind to help you deal with it: It isn’t actually about you so don’t take it personally. When someone launches a personal attack on you with unconstructive criticism keep in mind that it isn’t actually about you at all. It is about them. It is about their poor, unhealthy and inappropriate communication style. It is about their standards and level of integrity (or lack of!). It is about their assumptions. It is about how they see the world etc. Some people will approach a situation in a healthy constructive way, some people don’t. Whatever way people communicate with you is about who they are and not about you at all. So don’t take it personally. Unconstructive criticism has no value other than the value you give to it. So choose wisely who you listen to and what value you give to what they say. Always maintain your own dignity, integrity and personal standard. My movies have been written off by some critics, yet they made most people happy. They gave me personal fulfilment from awards, to money, and moved on to the point of making the Guinness world records. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. People will always have opinions about your work, but dont allow yourself to get sucked down to their negative standards of communication.
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