Every day new music talents are trooping into the Nigerian music industry and even so more stars are breaking into the limelight every year.
The landscape is very competitive hence there are several one-hit wonders who have thrilled us shortly and gone into oblivion. Meanwhile, some folks like 2Baba, Flavour, MI Abaga have managed to stay relevant all through the years.
That being said,
Below are 8 Nigerian musicians who should consider quitting actively making music.
Nigerian singer Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo better known as Blackface is one
He has serially accused the later of robbing him of his intellectual property every year. In fact, Blackface has never been in the news for anything better other than his infamous feud with 2Baba which the public find it as a nuisance. His recent attempt was a poorly produced diss track ‘War‘ aimed at his former friend. It’s crystal clear, Blackface Naija needs to quit music and find happiness in doing something else.
Anytime the name Niyola comes to mind, I wouldn’t help but soliloquize how much of
At this point, it is clear the music thing was not turned out to be that beautiful dream that was imagined. Coming out openly to quit this music thing might just be a good thing for Niyola instead of the occasional tease, nothing deed but superficial.
3. Dammy Krane
Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel has not had it nicely in the music business in the past few years especially after he severed ties with his former boss 2Baba. Shortly after exiting 960 Music/Hypertek Digital Dammy Krane has had it rough since then. One of his worst outings was being accused of credit card fraud and grand auto theft in America.
For Dammy Krane there has been no particular music direction for him, one-time he is affiliated to Davido’s DMW the next time he is the leader of Worldstar Movement. Nonetheless, the singer has been dropping music back to back, but there is hardly enough finances to push it to a competitive level hence it does not go far. Instead of merely wasting his
4. Cynthia Morgan
The once-promising female dancehall star has been off the music radar for a minute. To imagine she was tipped for great things when she was nominated for the controversial Headies ‘Next Rated’ award in 2015. Since then her career has taken a steep decline.
First off, her erstwhile record label Northside Entertainment dropped her and she is now indie. A few years ago reports had it that Cynthia Morgan was broke and couldn’t afford to pay up her rent. Besides that after a change of name to Madrina, no single released by the female dancehall act has gone far because they lacked good promo effort. It is safe to say, aunty Cynthia can equally call it quits with the music thing.
5. Jesse Jagz
Unfortunately, the great Jesse Jagz really should consider throwing in the towel as far as the music business is concerned. Somehow, the rapper and ragga music star
Again he hasn’t been very consistent with
6. Eva Alordiah
It is one sad story that female rapper Eva Alordiah did not reach her full potential before she got held up in stagnation. Her situation shows that the Nigerian music industry might be very biased towards the female brood of artistes. Once she was climbing up very fast the next moment she is sliding down the pecking pretty faster.
Much of her problems sprung from the fact that she lacks a proper record label and management that would be responsible for pushing her music while she focuses on making the music. Even putting out her debut album seemed like an uphill task for her and when it did arrive, it was lackluster. Once in a while, she tries to push the music thing by releasing music here and there but it always feels like she’s sailing against the wind.
7. Terry G
Singer Gabriel Oche Amanyi better known as Terry G used to be a toast in the early 2010 – 2013. The Akpako master as he is fondly called used to be an epitome of the street and razz, somehow Nigerians loved his ginger (energy). He thrilled us with hits such as ‘Free Madness’, ‘Free Madness Pt 2’, ‘Akpako’ etc.
However, over time it seems Terry G has been ousted out of his throne as the street pop king. The likes of Small Doctor, Zlatan, etc have succeeded the once raving music star. These days, the Akpako master has not been releasing enough songs to keep him afloat competition from the younger
One Nigerian musician that needs to seriously think of retiring from music would be Ruggedman. Ruggedman is a veteran Nigerian rapper, his contribution to the music industry and hip hop as a genre is invaluable, but at the moment it is wise he bows out of actively making music.
The attention the rapper once enjoyed at his prime is no more and his music these days really adds nothing to the culture. In fact, his music these days is a total disrespect to his previous legacy. From a considerate point of view, Mr. Michael Stephens needs to groom new music talents in the industry instead of trying to stay relevant by any means necessary.