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|8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by theshaderoom: 2:54pm On Aug 28, 2016|
The word “overrated” is defined as
“having a higher opinion of someone or something than is deserved.”
After studying the Nigerian music scene, Naijataiment brings you this list of 8 Over-Rated Nigerian Artistes. These artistes, (some old, some new) are often given so much credit, but a closer look at their works will reveal to you that hype outshines talent and acclaim is founded mostly on media exposure and sentiments.
There’s no denying that the following artistes are popular and successful but do they really have the X factor? And even if they do, is it being applied?
After making my observations and opinions (sometimes scathing) known, I'll leave you to decide and probably correct me, if you have a different opinion about these music stars.
Dare Art Alade – popularly known as Darey – is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, and Idol series judge. He is the son of the renowned Nigerian entertainer, Art Alade.
I had high hopes for Darey, really high hope, and my hopes were dashed.
He has an impressive voice but doesn't seem to take chances. Consistently churning out generic and simple tracks that sound like a cover or rip-off some singer's classic album. I don't know if it's because he did someone's cover once but I don't get an originality vibe from Darey. Failed time after time to really deliver.
Timi Dakolo is doing what everyone hoped Darey would do years ago.
7) Seyi Shay
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, (born 21 December 1985), professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist and performer.
I have never met this songstress, but I get the diva vibe off this one. Her slew of embarrassing interviews also makes one wonder if there is anything upstairs even though she has quite an impressive musical pedigree.
She can dance a little, has decent vocals and some good songs. That's it! Good, not outstanding enough to be a rave.
Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, (Born 1994) better known by his Stage Name MAYORKUN is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter. In 2016, he signed a record deal with Davido's imprint "HKN Gang".
This guy has been in the music industry for a whole 2 minutes, and his boss davido is already trying to make us think he is the next Michael Jackson. I understand the strategy (i really do), and I enjoy his song "Eleko" but we still haven't decided yet if he is not just another "one hit wonder."
Yes, I know about his new song "Yawa," so let's just put an asterisk on his name and give him some years, to see if he doesn't fall into Davido's shadow.
5) Ice Prince
Panshak Zamani (born 23 October 1986), better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor.
Ice Prince cannot rap! In fact, he takes the award for someone really really overrated. His "rap" and flow are painfully repetitive and annoying; sounding like someone reciting nursery rhymes. You hear lines like
"dem no dey go front, dem no dey carry last..."
it's embarrassing just writing that.
He is a testimony of good marketing; chocolate city really did well by him.
4) Victoria Kimani
Victoria Kimani (born 28 July 1985), is an American-born Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress and entertainer. She is currently signed to Chocolate City and is described as the record label's first lady.
Well, here goes chocolate city trying to market the hell out of a no-talent-having pretty girl. The Ice Prince marketing worked out fine, but it has been said that thunder doesn't strike in one place twice, and I believe it won't start now.
Please raise your hand if you know or can remember one song by Victoria Kimani. No hands? Exactly!
I fail to see why she is still relevant. Next!
3) D Banj
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1981), known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and entrepreneur.
I never really jumped on the DBanj bandwagon. I believed and still believe he has very little talent and depended heavily on Don Jazzy's production and marketing skills. He went and signed with Good music and made Nigerians very aware of his mediocrity and that was the beginning of the end.
"Bother you" is the ONLY Dbanj song with lyrical content, I stand to be corrected.
Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo (born 18 April 1979), better known as Kcee (sometimes stylised as KCee), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was formally in the Hip Hop duo group called Kc Presh. He currently has a record deal with Five Star Music.
Wow! I am just impressed at the determination with which he churns out his no-point songs. Kcee hits sparks sometimes, but you can always differentiate between a Kcee written song and a song written by someone talented behind the scenes.
Limpopo, fine face, ogadinma, pull over, love boat, ogbomma, ok, we get it, you are a feminist, and you love beautiful girls, can you find something else to sing about now? I hope you get my point - Generic! Highly overrated. Highly!
AND NUMBER 1 GOES TO....
WAIT FOR IT....
1) Lil Kesh
Keshinro Ololade (born March 14, 1995), popularly known by his stage name Lil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter.
First, I can't really place this Olamide-wannabe; is he a singer, a rapper or both as his Wikipedia page claims?
Although his songs are catchy, he doesn't have one shred of talent. Not well enough to become as popular as he is, which quickly brings the word "lucky" into this.
If you are a Lil Kesh fan about to come for me in the comment section, please tell me you think
"if your nyash nah jollof rice, I rather eat ofada"
is lyrical genius?
He isn't just overrated, he just sucks. I don't understand Yoruba language that much but from the very little I understand, I know he has a foul mouth and no lyrical content. Always saying something x-rated, senseless and repeating himself. Even Olamide his (former) boss started with some sensible songs.
Please note that am a fan of some of these artistes, and this is not a "hate" list. Tell us who you think should have been included on this list and air your views if you have a contrary opinion.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by theshaderoom: 2:55pm On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by MrOlihilistic: 3:01pm On Aug 28, 2016|
How is Victoria Kimani a Nigerian
God knows I never liked Lil kesh for once.
But Ice prince is Good though.
now his has career has sink Titanic.
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by cornel994(m): 3:03pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Op u went directly to my brain n remove diz names...how cud u
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by theshaderoom: 3:05pm On Aug 28, 2016|
She came to sell her market in Nigeria so she gotta be included.
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by EpicMaurice(m): 3:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Please dont take this the wrong way.....
All am trying to say is........
Na jealosy go kill you....
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Branzy(m): 3:12pm On Aug 28, 2016|
op why you dy embarrass yourself.. darey Timi over rated if e easy go sing.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by ikbnice(m): 3:13pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Most came for the money.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by goldbim(f): 3:16pm On Aug 28, 2016|
D'banj, over rated?? ...stop rough play, abeg..whether we like it or not that guy has gone places and his previous works are still speaking for him till date..maybe he is not as popular as he used to be.,fine but he's not over rated..he has said it himself that he's an entertainer not a musician.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by bonechamberlain(m): 3:19pm On Aug 28, 2016|
U put darey in the list, u don't know music, darey and dakolo stands out in Nigeria music.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Nobody: 3:21pm On Aug 28, 2016|
For you to think D'banj is overrated, it means we must critically examine your intellectual capacity
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Donexy16(m): 3:58pm On Aug 28, 2016|
OP, you finished work, buh then D'banj and Darey shouldn't be on that list. No hating, but Lil Kesh and five others are just wack. I try so hard to figure out what message they try to pass with their songs buh all i hear is noise.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Zedoo(m): 4:15pm On Aug 28, 2016|
I think the list is spot on...
That guy wan kill person with mediocrity.....
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by OfficialAwol(m): 4:15pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Virtually all these guys you mentioned here have been profiled by Wikipedia, but you are here busy hating on them and giving them publicity they didn't pay for.
Pray to get where they are, let it be you didn't meet expectations.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by herzern1(m): 5:06pm On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by veekid(m): 5:06pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Three gbosa for you OP; I wonder wetin that lil kesh Sabi sing sef asides skiborobo skibo
But as for dbanj Sha; na when e commot Mohit,na hn we know who hm be........ he s making money Sha almost all of em are making money
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by ojmaroni247(m): 5:06pm On Aug 28, 2016|
OP try singing.. Nd rate yesef .. Happy Sunday yal
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Nobody: 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
A whole KOKO MASTER, bros to SLAP you de hungry me, no say .....
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by DrayZee: 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Lil Kesh no get talent?
Darey no get talent?
Dbanj no get talent?
Whoever made this list lacks the capacity to reason properly.
Skales no even make the list.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by waxxydude: 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Even Musa won quit shoe-shining say him won test him hand for music.
Naso we get Lil kesh them, but, prease lemove my baby seyi shay flom that rist abeg, and put skales dia..
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by MrCow(m): 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Who You EPP ehn
Darey doesn't release hits back to back now means He is overrated, abi na KCee wey sing Naija's anthem Limpopo dey overrated
You come add D'banj, how many recognition can Your rated artiste boast of
Mtscheew, OP You are high
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Heazy2015(m): 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Nobody: 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Seyi Shay is not overrated. She can sing well and she plays the piano. I just don't like some of the ragga-ragga songs she puts out. She does have a good voice if you listen to her other songs, like these:
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by whitebeard(m): 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by muzzafar(m): 5:09pm On Aug 28, 2016|
I want to see Olamide and Yemi alade there
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Vince77(m): 5:09pm On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by ROCE: 5:10pm On Aug 28, 2016|
It is one thing to know how to list, it is another thing to be properly qualified to list. Once I saw Dare's name there, I just stopped reading.
What you wrote on Seyi Shay was more of your sentiments.
D'banj's own - let me just give you koko garri to drink.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Oildichotomy(m): 5:12pm On Aug 28, 2016|
[size=15pt]That Lil-kesh wonder has surprised me couple of times, like who the heck like those lines he dish out.
The list is spot on but I think darey has something more to offer the music industry than the junk he is singing.
I kinda like Ice Prince for some weird reasons though[/size]
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by MARKone(m): 5:12pm On Aug 28, 2016|
I like lil kesh's songs, whether he sounds like olamide or mideola I still enjoy his songs, his Ishe and afijeoku is dope.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Nobody: 5:12pm On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by Jay542(m): 5:12pm On Aug 28, 2016|
You cant say kesh is overrated and no Mavins is involved in this. Iceprince, Dbanj they have done their shii in the industry. So they are rated for that. Dare of all people, This is bad! I think Op have issues with them. Not a FP thing at all.
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|Re: 8 Over-rated Nigerian Artistes By Naijatainment by nakwe(m): 5:13pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Their bank accounts for sure aren't overrated.
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