These are the top 5 Nigerian Artistes who were once popular, their songs and why they left with their hit songs still on the lips of fans.
Some Nigerian artiste had shaked the music industry over the years with their banging tune but suddenly leaves the whole music environment based on family, funds and resources or individual personal reasons.
We have been able bring into look 5 of this artiste who once passed through the Nigeria entertainment industry.
1. Weird MC
Weird MC also known as Shola Idowu and The Rappatainer is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and producer known for her English/Yoruba lyrics and one of Africa’s most popular female rappers.
Weird MC “Ijoya” which was produced by two veterans -Don Jazzy and JJC and was popular in 2006 as it took over everywhere in Nigeria and earned Weird MC an AMEN award for Most Pop Song, and a Channel O Music Video Award for Best Special Effect.
The last news heard from Weird MC was how she was open to love, the love of God and plans on having kids.
Years back, singer, AY.com, used to be one of the raves in the industry. However, after his hit song, “Pass me your Love” he was nowhere to be found.
During an interview on how he would handle the competition in the industry, he said:
I don’t have to try to meet up with Wizkid and Davido. On the other hand, they are the ones that should keep up with me.I don’t do music for competition; it is a form of expression for me.
It was gathered by sources that he left based on finance and keeping up with the music trend.
Taiwo Agbohunsa known as Lace with his trado-contemporary music was a perfect blend of urban R & B and Hip-Hop.
Lace was popular for his hit song “Sebiwo” as it stormed the music industry in 2011.
We could recall in an interview Lace said Olamide and Wizkid are no threats to him as he looked up to Akon, Tuface and Wande coal.
Lace wasnt able to keep up the music trend.
Olamide, Wizkid and other established artistes are not threats. We are not in competition, we are colleagues but at the same time we task each other to become better.
4. Olu Maintain
Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer, Olumide Edwards Adegbulu was popularly known by his stage name “Olu Maintain” and sometimes called Mr. Yahooze.
Olu Maintain was known for his “Yahooze” song which stormed the music industry in 2012 and its “flinging” of hand dance moves.
Olu Maintain left music based on funds and keeping up with the music trends.
Artquake, the singing duo, Adex and Ice K sang the hit song, ‘Alanta’ that rocked the airwaves in 2009.
‘Alanta’ was also popular with the opening hands and gently carrying of each leg dance moves.
In an interview, they said they slowed down because of marriage.
We slowed down because of marriage but that is natural. We also thought of diversifying and see what we could do apart from music to make money.
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