The booming Nigerian
music industry in the last 10 years, has produced talented music stars, while some of them released one or two albums, others could not produce more than one hit single. However, they have all made their mark in the music clan before gradually moving into oblivion to the dismay of their numerous fans. Among the artistes missing in action in the industry include:
D-Banj: This is an artiste who has three flawless albums and countless hit songs on his belt. Everything he touched in the past turned to gold and if one artiste was literally ahead of his time, it was D’banj. Today, the self acclaimed ‘Koko Master is struggling for another hit since he produced ‘Oliver Twist’.
The break up with Don Jazzy erased doubt that DonJazzy was a major influence and source of the quality and quantity of music that came from D-banj. The last song that was officially promoted on Mo’ hits DonJazzy’s record label was Oliver Twists, it is still a monster hit across the world.
The last Nation’s Cup placed him on the continent’s spotlight again, but instead of unveiling a new song on that platform, he continued with The Don Jazzy produced ‘Oliver Twist’. Two years ago it would have been almost impossible for D’banj, to do a collaboration with Olamide which shows that the music star is gradually losing grounds in the industry.
Olu Maintain:- The ‘Yahooze’ crooner started having problems with his music career immediately he left Puffy T and Big Bamo who played vital role in his hit albums. Lately, he is said to be spending millions on new singles and videos but he is yet to make an impact. The “Nawty Girl” single almost brought him back to limelight, but it was gathered that the talented single has more enemies than friends in the industry as most entertainment stakeholders will not have anything to do with him as they see him as a betrayal.
Gice: This award winning Nigerian Star is now struggling with his career since he left his talented producer, ID Cabasa who has produced most of his hit songs. After the two albums produced by ID Cabasa, got stale his fans expected him to dish out something else soonest. It was gathered that The “Gongo Aso” hit maker is said to have totally lost his voice.
His broken voice, monotonous tones and weak delivery, cannot match the old gice of powerful vocal delivery well laced proverbial lyrics and catchy tones observed his fans.
Wande Coal: The talented singer who has several hits to his name, thanks to DonJazzy who produced all the songs under Mo hit started having endorsement deals after he parted ways with DonJazzy since he has the name and talent, but that was not enough for him to live above his fans’ expectations. By now most of the fans have expected two or three hit singles but non is forthcoming, unlike before that he headlined virtually all the shows, you hardly see him at gigs these days.
Kelly Handsome: After Kelly Handsome left Kennis music, he has been struggling with his career. He has sweet voice and good lyrics which he complements with good looks His career was never envisaged to end the way it did as music lovers tipped him for the Grammy awards which never came to be.
N20m For Grabs As Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Others Contest
Nigerian social media space is bustling with activities as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
Celebrities competing in the Naija Game of Thrones category are 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, King Rudy, Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele Bello, Timaya and Mr. P are contesting in the Naija x Factor category.
A confirmation of the degree of engagement the celebrities have with their online fans, the contestants involve the fans visiting the website to vote for them to boost the celebrities opportunity to win N20 million grand prize that would be paid to the celebrities to support his/her corporate social responsibility project.
The project manager Nigeria social media awards, Francis Amirize in a statement said the social media which a few years ago started as a fun spot has today metamorphosed into an opinion shaping part of existence which can no longer be ignored in the marketing of brands projects and personalities.
Egwu Ogba Holds, August 9
The Umu-Akoku Family of Erema Town, Egi in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has fixed 9th of August, 2021 as date for this year’s Egwu Ogba festival.
August 9, according to the family source, falls within eight Nkwo market days from the nineth of July 2021, when the declaration was made.
The declaration of the date was made by Elder Elijah Obulor on behalf of Elder Andrew Nwaoma who is the eldest member of Umu- Akoku family of Erema at the ancient Anamaoji play ground.
Speaking earlier in an interview with The Tide, the oldest member of the Umu-Akoku Family, Erema, Elder Andrew Nwaoma said the festival has no iota of fetism in it, stressing that it is a celebration of the culture of the Egi people.
Elder Nwaoma said Egwu-Ogba also fosters peace and unity, stressing that it is a celebration of all persons irrespective of their religious creed.
Also speaking, the head chief of Umu-Akoku Royal Family of Erema, Chief Ikenna Obulor said the celebration has remained the same despite the influx of different religions into Erema.
Chief Obulor said Egwu Ogba brings peace, prosperity and oneness to the entire Ogba Kingdom.
He used the occasion to refute alleged rumour of fighting during the ceremony, stressing that the entire place is peaceful.
The eldest son of Andrew Nwaoma, Bro. Kayedi Nwaoma said the present generation will ensure that the festival does not die.
Also speaking, the Eze Egi of Ogbaland, Eze (Prof) Anele Uzondu Wokoma said Egwu Ogba represents the feast of passover for the Egi people.
Wokoma said the festival brings bumper harvest to the Egi people as well as fosters unity in the Kingdom.
By: John Bibor
BB Naija Season Six Begins, ’Morrow
Multi Choice Nigeria, Monday, revealed that Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show will begin on July 24.
Disclosing this while briefing journalists, Multi choice customer officer, Martin Mabudu, said that this year’s edition of the reality show would run for 72 days and end on October 3, 2021.
Recall that Olamilekan Agbeleshe also known as Layon won BB Naija lockdown edition last year. He went home with N30 million cash prize, a two bedroom apartment, courtesy of Revolution Plus, a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, a trip to Dublin, courtesy of Guinness and home appliances courtesy of Scan Frost.
Others are trip to Dubai, packaged by Travel Beta, a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste, a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller trip to watch the UEFA Champions League final and a branded new oppo mobile smartphone.
In 2019, BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money as well as other mouth-watering gifts.
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