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  1. They got a lot of through Youtube.
  2. He is always doing his .
  3. What is the art like in town?
  4. They are trying to reach a wider .
  5. My favorite cuisine is Asian and European dishes.
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1261 Music in Nigeria

Abeidemi talks about the music scene and what people like to listen to in her country.

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music scene

Can you talk a little bit about the music scene in your country?

Here, a scene means the environment or culture of one type of art in one area. Notice the following:

  1. So, what's the nightlife scene like in your city?
  2. I really love the music scene in Brazil.

fusion

We have now what is like fusion, a mix of Nigerian music and R&B.

A fusion is a mix of work, such as food or art, from different cultures. Notice the following:

  1. That restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine.
  2. I like fusion music that mixes rock and hip-hop.

reach a wider audience

If you want to reach a wider audience, you needed to sing in English.

When you reach a wider audience, you get more people to see your work by using new methods or channels. Notice the following:

  1. The Super Bowl reaches a wider audience than all other American sporting events.
  2. Bands put their music on Youtube to reach a wider audience.

own thing

It becomes more our own thing in our own country.

A group's 'own thing' is just done by them and not others. Notice the following:

  1. People love grits in the South. It is kind of thier own thing.
  2. Most kids dress caual to college but Joe wears a suit. It's kind of his own thing.

exposure

He got a lot of exposure through that.

Here, exposure means media attention. Notice the following:

  1. Our band is just getting exposure in Europe.
  2. All artists need exposure to become popular.

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