Sadly, some famous Nigerian musicians went into oblivion and are but to make a comeback.
There is no doubt at al that Nigeria has a plethora of talents, specifically in the track industry.
While some made their presence recognised however grew to be one hit wonders as they have been a flash in the pan, others, thru their works, made ample value to stay in the reminiscence of song lovers. Sadly, they went into oblivion and are but to make a comeback. The PUNCH highlights some of these artistes that are lacking in action.
Also regarded as the First Lady of hip hop in Nigeria, Sasha P is a Nigerian rapper, musician, businesswoman, legal professional and motivational speaker.
Born Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, she started her musical profession as a baby in Ibadan and won success at a time when there have been very few Nigerian ladies in hip-hop music.
Subsequently, her success helped pave the way for different lady rappers and musicians in Nigerian hip-hop as she was once signed on to eLDee’s Trybe records.
She was once outstanding in the tune area in 2001, particularly with the launch of her debut album ‘First Lady’ below her report label — Storm Records.
Sasha P was once the first ever Nigerian girl artist to win the Best Female Award at MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).
Besides her hit traditional song, Adara, she launched Gidi Babe on her birthday in 2009 and some other tune titled ‘Bad Girl P’ in 2012.
In 2013, Sasha P printed that she was once taking a smash from the track scene to center of attention on her trend business.
The 12 months 2007 was once virtually Olu Maintain’s 12 months as it was once a time that noticed the artiste on pinnacle of his sport with his basic hit record, Yahooze.
The music was once so massive that it used to be considered as a ‘national anthem’ at the time.
The singer’s celeb popularity was once so big that in 2008, he carried out ‘Yahooze’ at the Royal Albert Hall, London and added on stage Colin Powell, to dance to his tune.
Having his bragging right, in the singer’s verse on eLDee’s music ― Big Boy ― he said, “Colin Powell, oh well; dance Yahooze so well.”
About thirteen years down the line, whilst the more than one award triumphing singer has launched various archives like Nawti (2012), Hypnotize (2013), Cinderella (2015) and Excuse My French (2016), he is but to stage a fundamental come again that can dwarf his success with the basic hit report ‘Yahooze’.
Born Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, the artiste was once the toast of the city with his smashing hit song, Kukere.
With the success of the song, the singer accompanied up with different basic hit songs like ‘Ur Waist’, ‘Flavour’, ‘Sexy Mama’, and ‘Jombolo’, which have been all on his sophomore album, Desire.
The performer rose to reputation after triumphing the first season of the MTN Project Fame West Africa.
The more than one award-winning artiste has clinched awards like Artist of the Year award at The Headies in 2013, Soul Train Music Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, City People Entertainment Awards, Ghana Music Awards, however to point out a few.
While he has launched quite a few archives in view that he dropped Kukere, the artiste has been off radar in latest times.
In October 2016, Iyanya introduced on Instagram that he signed a file deal with Mavin Records. Few months prior, he signed a administration deal with Temple Management Company. Both relationships had been short-lived.
In current times, no longer tons has been heard of the artiste for my part or ‘musically’.
Mo’cheddah, with the authorities identify Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, was once a traditional definition of a younger woman in the rap enterprise actually making the “cheddah”.
Despite being in a male dominated industry, specifically in the rap game, the younger woman earned her strides as she bagged the MTV Africa Music Awards and Channel O Music Video Awards in 2010.
She launched her debut studio album, Franchise Celebrity, in 2010, whilst signed to Knighthouse Entertainment. The album was once preceded through the 2009 promotional single ‘If You Want Me’.
She parted methods with Knighthouse in February 2012 and set up her very own label, Cheddah Music.
At a point, the gifted singer went off radar for some years however got here returned with hits like ‘Destinambari’ proposing Phyno and ‘Bad’, which featured Olamide.
At the moment, she looks to be targeted on her trend brand.
Who knows, possibly she would return to the tune scene with some extra bangers like she did with her hit data ― Survive, My Time, Coming for You proposing May D, and Tori Olorun.
In the early 2000s, rapper 2shotz’s song surfed fundamental airwaves in Nigeria.
Teaming up with the late Big Lo, the rap artiste dished out traditional hits and was once a favored amongst disc jockeys in Nigeria.
Serving a combo of pidgin English and Igbo language in his lyrics, the rapper wormed his way into the hearts of Nigerians. He received the award for Best Collaboration at The Headies 2006.
His debut studio album, Pirated Copy, used to be launched in 2004. It was once supported with the aid of three singles ― Carry Am Go, Odeshi and Delicious.
2Shotz’s 2d studio album, Original Copy, used to be launched in 2005 whilst his 0.33 studio album, Commercial Avenue, was once launched in 2007 and fourth studio album, Music Business, released in 2008.
2Shotz launched ‘I am William’ and ‘Loud Silence’ as his fifth and sixth studio albums in 2010 and 2016, respectively.
Born William Orioha, the rapper and songwriter has because moved to the United States and is now a photographer and filmmaker.
Born Bukola Folayan, she is a Christian woman artiste.
Formerly a broadcaster, Bouqui commenced her expert profession with an all lady team referred to as G-Vibes earlier than going solo.
The album titled B.O.U.Q.U.I used to be her debut and the lead single was once ‘Get It Started’. The album had different tracks like Not Ashamed, Major Problem, Molejo, Vanity and Wanna Lone U.
The album gained a number of accolades and nominations inclusive of the AMEN awards in 2007 for first-rate woman act.
In 2009, the singer launched her sophomore album, Redefinition, which had the hit report ‘Mo Ri Le’.
As the artiste has relocated to the US, no longer tons is heard of her in Nigeria.
Ever in view that Chukie Edozien, higher acknowledged as Lynxxx, shot into prominence in the Nigerian track industry, he has been a heartthrob of the ladies.
He made a identify for himself with his self-styled ‘jollof music’ on his label, Syndik8 records, rapping and singing about the excessive life: quick cars, high-priced drinks on the tab, and gyrating ladies in videos. But he’s had a essential alternate of heart, rejecting the way of life in a massive way as he grew to be a born once more Christian.
He exploded into the Nigerian song scene in December 2009 with the launch of his first reputable single, Change your Parade. The single was once an immediately hit as it took over the airwaves, dominating golf equipment and cultivating a good sized followership online.
In December 2010, Lynxxx launched his debut studio album ‘This is Lynxxx’. The album boasts of a wealthy mixture of unique musical genres from city hip-hop to modern R’n’B and infusions of Funkyhouse.
This mixture of various patterns has been fondly dubbed “Jollof music” by using Lynxxx, which potential the artwork of mixing quite a number genres to make correct music.
A decade later, now not a great deal is heard of the singer. In numerous interviews, he mentioned that even though he is a born once more Christian, he may now not launch gospel music.
The artist, Shank, used to be born in London and named, Chinedu Naze. He gave tune fanatics basic hits like, Julie, Ghetto, amongst countless others.
Shank’s first album, King Kong, has collaborations with Akon, amongst different A-list artistes.
Still a celebrated artiste, song fans nevertheless expect a sophomore album from the pop/reggae artiste.
Kehinde Oladotun Oyebanjo is the youthful brother of famous singer, D’banj.
K-Switch used to be once a ambitious pressure in the track industry, in particular when he was once phase of the defunct Mo’hits crew. His discography consists of elements on Dr. SID’s ‘Over the Moon’ and Wande Coal’s ‘Who Born the Maga?’
He was once additionally one of the enigmatic rappers in ‘Booty call’ and his single, Money, proposing Humble, had been pinnacle of the list.
So far, the query on the lips of his followers is “where is the dancehall singer?”
Wale Adepoju, a.k.a W4, is a native of Osun State.
Before he shot into the limelight, he did back-up vocals, collaborations, music writing and co-writing for various artistes.
W4 has labored with a lot of artistes like 2face, Sound Sultan, Rugged Man, Timaya, Tinny from Ghana, 9ice, Spyda Man, amongst others.
He grew to become a expert artiste in the yr 2005 when he launched his debut album, Temperature, with hits like Temperature, Solo, Too Kpokpos, lover love, Am in love and Amen, which used to be launched underneath Hypodrum Records.
W4 grew to become well-known with his hit track Kontrol. However, no longer a lot has been heard from the artiste in current times.