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Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by iGISTMORE: 3:30am On Nov 04, 2018
The Nigerian music industry is fast-paced. One could become stale in the blink of an eye. In this piece, TOFARATI IGE takes a look at some of the top artistes in the industry without a hit song to their names in recent times

Asa

Asa is one of the most easily recognisable names in the Nigerian music industry. However, it’s been a while since we last heard her velvety voice on a hit song. Her last known album, Bed of Stones, was released in 2014.

As it is well known, Asa hasn’t been resident in Nigeria for a while now. At the peak of her career, the singer had relocated to France. As a matter of fact, her debut album was recorded there. However, that has never affected her appeal back home, as most of her songs have enjoyed airplay in Nigeria, despite her ‘absence’.

It is arguable that Asa has, in a way, transcended the Nigerian music space. Her music has a global appeal and she is quite big in France. However, it will also amount to closing one’s eyes to the obvious not to admit that there has been a lull in the artiste’s career.

Inasmuch as an artiste is ultimately judged by her repertoire over the years, she needs to keep putting out fresh music to stay relevant.

Most of her infrequent social media posts are clogged with followers begging her to ‘bless them with new music’.

Vector

Sadly, gone are the days when most successful rap songs in Nigeria were flavoured by Vector’s voice. These days, we only hear the rapper on Instagram…and in a movie, Lara and the Beat.

The rapper released a song, This one Is, some months ago but it failed to garner enough public reckoning to make it a hit. At about the same time, he released another single, SARS is Around, which was addressed at the incidence of highhandedness by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Though the song was in tune with the #FreeSARS movement on social media at that time, it failed to fly.

Some have posited that the rapper’s pseudo-transition from being a rapper to a singer is responsible for this vacuum.

Praiz

The journey of Praiz to relevance in the music industry is one that can be said to have been achieved against all odds.

He wasn’t given a chance from the onset but he fought, tooth and nail, to have his voice heard. His first hit song, Rich and Famous, belies the prayer that has long taken refuge in the singer’s heart.

Though Praiz has been able to prove his mettle over the years, nothing tangible has been heard from him recently.

Praiz released an EP titled, 2 Mins, earlier this year, but you wouldn’t find any of the songs on it on the top played charts in the country. However, the album enjoyed a lot of positive reviews, and it is arguable that since its theme kept true to the RnB genre, such songs rarely top the charts in this part of the world. But it wouldn’t also hurt Praiz to have songs which cut across and have mass appeal.

Cynthia Morgan (Madrina)

Cynthia Morgan came into the industry with such promise that no one would have expected to see her name on a list like this so soon.

However, Morgan has been missing from the charts for too long. Her exit from Northside Records could partly be blamed for her reduced visibility though. She released a song this year titled, Billion Dollar Woman. The song got rave reviews but perhaps because it hasn’t got enough push, people just don’t know about it.

By the way, the singer now wants to be known strictly as Madrina.

Eva Alordiah

One of the most beautiful female rappers to come out of Nigeria, Eva Alordiah seemed to have everything going for her. Her talent, attitude, persona and other attributes even led some to refer to her as rap royalty at some point.

However, she seemed to have fizzled out like a substandard balloon before fully stamping her presence on the industry. A woman of many parts, she is also a make-up artist and entrepreneur. Perhaps, it is these side-activities that have kept her busy. She is not known to have released any song this year.

According to a post on her Instagram page, her mission now is to ‘transform a million lives through the power of words’.

Her fans wouldn’t surely mind some sort of assurance from the rapper to keep their mind at rest that she’s still in the industry.

Korede Bello

This is another artiste that started with so much promise but seemed to run out of steam midway.

Korede’s 2015 hit song, Godwin, was so big that the lyrics became a ‘national anthem’ and prayer of sorts. However, the jerry curls-wearing singer has not been able to rework that magic, despite how hard he has been trying.

The singer’s song, Melanin Popping, was enjoyed by some but somehow, it didn’t make it to the big leagues even though it promoted self-worth among dark-skinned people. Other songs he has released this year include Stamina, Together and So Tey, but they haven’t been able to generate the buzz needed, such as the one enjoyed by his Mavin colleague, Reekado Banks.

Chidinma

“Oh, what a voice,” was how an entertainment journalist once described Chidinma’s performance. She had just released her hit song, Kedike, back then in 2012, and we were opportune to witness one of her first performances in the industry. The applause that greeted her rendition was better imagined as everyone present seemed to agree that a star had just been unveiled on that night.

That feverish anticipation continued to trail her career as many expected so much from her. But it seems the stars have refused to align for the singer to churn out another hit song.

Timi Dakolo

It seems Timi Dakolo’s love for his family has kept him more in the news lately than his music career. A lot of blogs regularly report stories of how the Iyawo Mi singer shows off his family on Instagram, but it’s been a while we heard a hit song from him.

Darey

One of the acclaimed songwriters in the industry, Darey has a rich music pedigree, as his father, Art Alade, was a renowned entertainer in his days.

The singer has also done well for himself with notable songs such as Escalade, Not the Girl, Pray for Me, among others. But he has been too silent for comfort lately.

Dr Sid

Dr Sid has been over the moon and back (no pun intended) with his music but it seems he can no longer recall the directions to take music lovers to space with his songs.

We don’t recall having any hit songs from him lately.

Dija

When Dija came into the industry, a lot of people expressed delight that she might just be the first female artiste from northern Nigeria to break through the glass ceiling of the music industry. However, those who thought that way have had a rethink.

Dija has been unable to turn out hit songs as expected of a person who aims to compete seriously in the highly saturated industry.

Emma Nyra

Some may say Emma Nyra took a maternity leave but even before she put to bed, she had been having difficulty delivering a hit.

There is a dearth of vibrant female voices in the industry at the moment. People like Emma Nyra can capitalise on that drought to push themselves back into reckoning.

Jesse Jagz

Undoubtedly gifted, many often wonder what went wrong with Jesse Jagz. There has been an eerie silence from the singer for far too long.

Sean Tizzle

Sean Tizzle’s inclusion on this list is a culmination of several factors. Truly, the singer has consistently been releasing songs but they never seem to make it to the charts, more less topping them.

Perhaps, the songs are not enjoying as much promotion as they should.

Waje

Waje is still regarded as one of the top female artistes in the country. However, it is also true that she hasn’t had a hit song in recent times.


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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by iGISTMORE: 3:30am On Nov 04, 2018
I thought as much

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by myners007: 3:42am On Nov 04, 2018
Where is Dbanj on the list?
Modified; The guy below is an epitome of a Zombic fan. I don't know why most Nigerians always feel bad whenever the truth is spoken. Dbanj has never been a real talent. He is in the same category with JJC. Don Jazzy hyped him to stardom thts why he could not stand the test of time like the legendary Tubaba. Can Dbanj in his wildest imagination win any talent show just the way Timi Dakolo won the Idols back then.

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by waleyp(m): 4:05am On Nov 04, 2018
What You DonT Know Is That DBANJ Na BaBa, He Has Already Made Is Name And He Is Living On It. DBANJ Stands Out O, He Is Still The Best Entertainer And A Business Man

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:10am On Nov 04, 2018
Bloggers, una dey try o......

Cos this is well researched and true!

Some names are still omitted tho......

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by majamajic(m): 4:48am On Nov 04, 2018
top Nigerian artists, Eva and Cynthia Morgan ?
I don't understand,

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by majamajic(m): 4:48am On Nov 04, 2018
top Nigerian artists, Eva and Cynthia Morgan ?
I don't understand,

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by phaphyz05(m): 5:08am On Nov 04, 2018
Op unless by top u mean average coz I see only Dakolo and waje only worthy of being called top artistes.

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by madjune(m): 5:10am On Nov 04, 2018
Nobody remember Blackface this time.

That's a good sign for him.

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by nymphomaniac(m): 5:11am On Nov 04, 2018
What of Danfo Drivers and Stereoman?

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by happykidArotiba(m): 5:12am On Nov 04, 2018
Most people mentioned dere are not even Top Nigerian artists, WTF is dija, ,Eva, Cynthia, Korede bello doing up there? as for Dr sid, he still has the most recent hits amidst dem, like Kabiyesi, Up to something... and the likes.

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by pat077: 5:13am On Nov 04, 2018
don jazzy

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by vickylincon(m): 5:17am On Nov 04, 2018
Psquare nko? Am not talking about individual performance o.

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by Alday: 5:18am On Nov 04, 2018
Me denouncing this OP (for posting rubbish) in a hastily called emergency World Press Conference

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by Nobody: 5:19am On Nov 04, 2018
Fela
Haruna Isola
Sikiru Ayinde
Dauda Epo Akara
Bongwos Ikwe
Sunny Okosun
Ayinla Omowura

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by InvertedHammer: 5:20am On Nov 04, 2018
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No Vic O?

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by feelgoodstuffs(m): 5:21am On Nov 04, 2018
Well said... what about Danfo drivers? cheesy grin

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by BekeeBuAgbara: 5:33am On Nov 04, 2018
Where is Inyanya?

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by lascopes(m): 5:37am On Nov 04, 2018
The only name there is Asa, OP MS 18yrs old person

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by dont8(m): 5:38am On Nov 04, 2018
myners007:
Where is Dbanj on the list?
Modified; The guy below is an epitome of a Zombic fan
What drug are you on? Always quick to drag D'banj down to your miserable way of life, were you the one that sang 'Emergency' and 'Issa Banga'?

Are those not hit back to back? Now crawl back to the hole you came from.

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by Livefreeordieha(m): 5:40am On Nov 04, 2018
nymphomaniac:
What of Danfo Drivers and Stereoman?
majek fashek nko? Sunny neji, Murphy jingo ogogoro master, daniel Wilson,blacky rosie,Alex zitto baby walamkolobo, Edna ogholi...Make the OP help us find out why no hits in recent times...Not only research for indomie and democrazy shildrens�����

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by viktagorion: 5:43am On Nov 04, 2018
Nobody mentioned Tony Tetuila. Why?

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by Nobody: 5:44am On Nov 04, 2018
Oracle
Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by Nobody: 5:46am On Nov 04, 2018
majamajic:
top Nigerian artists, Eva and Cynthia Morgan ?

I don't understand,
Lwkm guy grin
See Emma Nyra sef dey the list.. Nawa o

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by JohnFrankling(m): 5:47am On Nov 04, 2018
Ice Prince

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by tokrizy: 5:48am On Nov 04, 2018
what d fvck is Dr did doing in this list?

I'm beginning to think you mean upcoming artists.

Yea my ASA and darey the only people I recognise

d rest na rubbish

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by BruncleZuma: 5:51am On Nov 04, 2018
grin grin grin grin

Dr Sid,Sean Tizzle and Dija that we donated to Togo last two years?

DBanj no be Nigerian artiste again?

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Re: Top Nigerian Artistes Without Hit Songs In Recent Times by zlantanfan: 5:54am On Nov 04, 2018
You just started your list wrongly, ASA doesn't look for hit song to be relevant she is just her own movement and passes messages

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