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Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:24pm On Nov 04, 2014
Everyday, musicians are made. Many come but
more go quicker than the lot that came. For a lucky
few, their star shines so bright you think it will
outlive a single night. Sadly, that’s never the case
with these ones. You wait and wait and wait sitting
out all night wishing on the star that might never
come. Suffice to say their purpose has been
achieved because you never forget that there was a
star that once shone.
By label, they can be termed one-hit wonders but
here at TX, we’re simply wondering what’s
happened with these industry acts.

1. AY.COM
Born on November 25, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria,
Ayoola Johnson a.k.a AY.Com established himself
as a hip-hop star. He successfully amassed an
impressive fan base with the release of Pass Me
Your Love reaching as high as number one on the
Nigerian Music Charts and later going platinum
with millions of downloads online. Many critics
praised the work, noting that such tracks showed a
more genuine, reflective side to the singer.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:25pm On Nov 04, 2014
2. ORIGINAL STEREOMAN (SAMPLE EKWE)

Niger-Delta born jungle musician, Sunday Osakuni
otherwise known as Original Stereoman Ekwe is a
dance hall artiste and one-time hit-maker groomed
in Ajegunle, a high density suburb in the heart of
Lagos. At a time when local street-pop and the
galala dance dominated the music scene, Sample
Ekwe held sway on the streets, at every garage,
joint or locale who celebrated true African-ness.
Children and even adults would mimic dance
patterns while the song caused a raucous around
town. We heard Ekwe was geared up for the
release of more singles and an album but the last
we heard, was when he was let off charges levied
against him over the murder of his baby mama.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:26pm On Nov 04, 2014
3. JAHBLESS

Owoloye Oluwabukunmi Olatunde aka Jahbless is
yet another act that emerged from the hustling
streets of Lagos. Born Olatunde Owoloye
Olumoroti in the geographic locale of Ondo State,
Nigeria, his years of music experience spans up to
a decade. Jahbless has an outstanding music style
not relative to any other, and with a unique vocal
signature. He became endeared for his creative use
of street vocabs exciting the listener’s senses. His
biggest single Joor Oh released 2009, had
elements of a satirical nature and had a raging
impact on the streets.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:27pm On Nov 04, 2014
4. W4

Even you can agree that this Nigerian superstar
kissed the hustlers’ ambition goodbye that very
moment Kontrol dropped. Wale Adepoju is a
native of Osun, Nigeria. Wale rose from doing
background vocals for celebrated artistes to
featuring them in musical collaborations. He stage
performances dote on his talent’s uniqueness and
soulful nature. W4 believes he can influence the
world positively with his brand of music only
through God-spiration thus, he’s not concerned
with rushing or forcing things in life because
eventually, what is meant to be will surely be.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:27pm On Nov 04, 2014
5. MARVELOUS BENJI

Music label, Kennis Music retains the credit for the
success of Benjamin Ukueja – a Delta State-born
reggae/dance hall crooner and producer otherwise
known as Marvelous Benji. Straight from the ghetto
streets of Ajegunle where he is based, Swo (Brand
New Dance) is the hit single that spurred on local
dance moves like ‘Swo’, ‘Konto’ and ‘Galala’ in the
early millennial era. But when Benjamin thought it
was time to move on up, he burned bridges with
his breakout label company and like the popular
saying goes, the rest is history.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:28pm On Nov 04, 2014
6. FLOWSSICK

He once went by the alias Kid Preddy as a 7-year-
old chap with a budding aspiration for the music
art. Born Aina Abiola to a Christian family, he’s
grown into possessing a venerable nature which is
often expressed via his music. Asides his physical
features, Flowssick boasts of a writing talent in the
hip-hop genre with influences from his elder
brother who he thanks for his foray into music. The
breakout single Lowkey became an impossibly
huge monster hit giving household neighbours
serious earaches. His music is presently been aired
both home and abroad and has a growing fan base
and audience that are both local & international.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:29pm On Nov 04, 2014
7. BIGIANO

Babalola Oluwagbemiga Gabriel aka Bigiano which
is acronym for Born-Irrepressible-Gifted-
Individual-Africa’s-Number-One, is a dance hall
recording artiste. His debut single, Shayo was a
massive hit which gained him awards at the
SoundCity Music Video Awards and a nomination
at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009. There’s was
hearsay sometime in 2012 about a big bang
comeback after his purposeful exit from the
Nigeria music industry. This is 2014 and we’re yet
to know wassup with that.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:30pm On Nov 04, 2014
8. KONGA

Konga’s real names are Lawal Olalekan Olumo
born in the city of Lagos. Growing up in the Ebute
Metta area of Lagos, he found his music silverlining
when his 2003 released single, Baby Konga hit a
viral status. Pretty much every young and youthful
Nigerian especially those from the South West
region had it’s witty lyrics sewed into their hearts
and mouth. Konga has worked with a good number
of Nigerian Artistes both home and abroad. He
featured on a notable number of collabos including
X-Project’s Lori Le.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:31pm On Nov 04, 2014
9. DEKUNLE FUJI

Adekunle Oloyede Michael Olalekan is a graduate
of Theatre Arts, University of Lagos and he hails
from Ipetu Modu in Osun State. Born into a royal
family, his father was one of the former kings in
Ipetu. He launched himself into fuji music with a
fusion of hip-hop that gave him a sought after
status among both the fuji and hip-hop fans in the
secular and gospel music genres. His revered
status birthed an album No Lele with the gospel
hit Mo Like Jesu Gan. ‘Dekunle has never enjoyed
being referred to as a gospel artiste, so when the
career dive plunged, he took solace in being
appointed a Senior Officer with the Nigerian Police
Force. He later moved to the U.S in search of
greener pastures where he got a qualified nurse
certification.
Info has been gathered that ‘Dekunle still takes up
shows in churches and crusades where he gets
paid up to about $5000 (N790000) per
performance.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:31pm On Nov 04, 2014
10. DEEBEE

Adebayo Durojaiye Samuel aka Deebee was born
to the Durojaiye’s somewhere in the Akoka area of
Lagos, Nigeria. Like every other child who had a
choral backgroud, Deebee advanced by teaching
himself how to sing and play instruments. His first
music stint was under veteran producer, ID Cabasa
of Coded Tunez where he experimented his lyrical
and vocal versatility in the afro pop genre. By 2008,
he was ready for mainstream music and he rocked
music stations and joints all over the country with
his Collabo debut – a club banger that earned him
the ‘master’ suffix after the track’s title.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by AndyBoomba: 11:33pm On Nov 04, 2014
NOTABLES:

By matter of fact, it would be grossly erring to have
put these carefully selected names as part of the
above listed because their contributions in the
industry have been of particular value adding input
to it’s growth. Regardless, for some, it is out
sincere wish that the hands of time could be turned
back to the time when they ruled the streets and
frequency waves with their hits while others, we
pray consistency on their behalf.


1. Chuddy K: The Gaga Crazy crooner who once
defended allegations pertaining to his sexuality
previously had music stints with acapella groups,
one of which included Wande Coal as lead vocalist.
It was this prelude to his debut single released in
2011 that bagged him the award for Best Street Pop
at the 2012 Headies. Chuddy K has maintained
fame with other hits Shampoo, Brazilian Hair,
Rambo and Ima Bom to mention a few.


2. Rayce: Believe it, Rayce has been in the business
of music since 2002. His hit single Roll took a bit of
time to grow on fans before attaining the ‘smash’
status. Roll showed Rayce’s impressive music
intellect, a feat that bagged him a top spot on the
best singles of 2011 list compiled by top Nigerian
bloggers (us included). Since then he’s kept afloat
with Jack Sparrow, Tested Ok, Just Like That,
Igbedu, We Dem Boys and more recently,
Gbunmadun.


3. Weird MC: Ogun-native, Adesola Adesimbo
Idowu aka Weird MC gave Nigerian hip-hop a new
status with her Don Jazzy and JJC-produced single,
Ijoya off her second studio album, After Da Storm.
Sola never backed down on her dreams even when
her parents put forth heavy opposition to her
ambitions in the showbusiness.


4. Kel:Remember the chart-topping single, Waa
Wa Alright? Kelechi Ohia a.k.a Kel was the femcee
behind it. Doing an impressive 16bars on a track
wasn’t the only feat she achieved, the cataclysmic
reception her jam got, earned her a couple
nominations and awards for the year her song was
under review… and to think she only got involved
with rap for want of a hobby.

Source : www.tooxclusive.com/editorial/happened-industry-acts/


#BITG

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by lanxlot(m): 11:34pm On Nov 04, 2014
AndyBoomba:
Everyday, musicians are made. Many come but
more go quicker than the lot that came. For a lucky
few, their star shines so bright you think it will
outlive a single night. Sadly, that’s never the case
with these ones. You wait and wait and wait sitting
out all night wishing on the star that might never
come. Suffice to say their purpose has been
achieved because you never forget that there was a
star that once shone.
By label, they can be termed one-hit wonders but
here at TX, we’re simply wondering what’s
happened with these industry acts.

1. AY.COM
Born on November 25, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria,
Ayoola Johnson a.k.a AY.Com established himself
as a hip-hop star. He successfully amassed an
impressive fan base with the release of Pass Me
Your Love reaching as high as number one on the
Nigerian Music Charts and later going platinum
with millions of downloads online. Many critics
praised the work, noting that such tracks showed a
more genuine, reflective side to the singer.
faze nkor? dat guy impress me wella.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Onlinebizexpert(m): 11:46pm On Nov 04, 2014
Dey don join politics
















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.as touts angry

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by lirusehn(m): 11:48pm On Nov 04, 2014

They've finally discovered their talentz. #Farming

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Kunbee: 12:15am On Nov 05, 2014
Lovely thread, where are they truly?

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by missdebs(f): 2:42am On Nov 05, 2014
A konga, B konga, C konga...chai i miss d guy, nt to talk of d greatest r n b group styl plus...wizkid nd d likes shuld beta learn frm dese ones

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Sijo01(f): 2:51am On Nov 05, 2014
They've been missing for more than 24hours, it high time the police declare them missing. embarassed

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by johnwizey: 3:09am On Nov 05, 2014
Na d same noise all of 'em dey yarn jare

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Kenzico(m): 3:23am On Nov 05, 2014
I miss paul play, Sunny neji, Danfo drivers, SkyB and Nigga raw even Faze oooohhhh!!!!

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by ojaydedon(m): 4:17am On Nov 05, 2014
freestyle.... Skyb, dose kerewa guys...lol



today was really my day grin my third fp

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by luvlyoracle(m): 4:31am On Nov 05, 2014
grin
Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Gee001: 5:03am On Nov 05, 2014
What about Xproject, African China even Styl Plus? No where to be found.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by chiefololade: 5:13am On Nov 05, 2014
Nothing happened, they failed to redefine their style, Simple!

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by tapingil(m): 5:42am On Nov 05, 2014
Jazzman Olofin nko? Lexidoo, rasqee,

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by tyson99(m): 5:42am On Nov 05, 2014
Dekunle fuji is now a nurse in USA

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by tyson99(m): 5:44am On Nov 05, 2014
tapingil:
Jazzman Olofin nko? Lexidoo, rasqee,
you won't believe Jazzman Olofin is still using the benz 230 he was using then!

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by tapingil(m): 5:52am On Nov 05, 2014
tyson99:

you won't believe Jazzman Olofin is still using the benz 230 he was using then!

U mean BMW!

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by tyson99(m): 6:17am On Nov 05, 2014
tapingil:


U mean BMW!
Mercedes Benz 230 grin
Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by tyson99(m): 6:17am On Nov 05, 2014
tapingil:


U mean BMW!
Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Melancholy(m): 6:47am On Nov 05, 2014
Op good work you've done. And least i forget, paul play and one other guy called jahborne

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by 2map(m): 7:32am On Nov 05, 2014
Styl plus too.

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Re: Where Are These Nigerian Musicians? (Pictures) by Dreyl(m): 7:44am On Nov 05, 2014
They have all gone underground.

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