8 Nigerian Acts that Seriously Need to Drop a Hit Single Before 2016 Runs Out.
Today I will Be Listing 8 Nigerian Artists Who though Previously Dropped Hits, Are Yet To Release Any Banging Hits this year 2016,
After meeting Jay Z in 2015, Chocolate City vice president, Ice Prince owned the rest of the year with his moderately received Trash Can EP plus two chart breaking singles, Boss, and Feelings. With one more year rolling off the mark since his Fire Of Zamani album dropped in 2013, fans expected Ice Prince to start dropping hints in anticipation of an upcoming collective. Sadly Ice Prince has mostly edged out of the charts all year. Though, Seasons, his first single of the year received a lukewarm reception, it barely received any airplay. His second attempt Chike featuring Korede Bello didn’t help matters either.
Skales was one of the lucky few whose 2014 blazing glories spilled into 2015. Thanks to Shake Bodi and his Man of the Year album, Skales remained on the charts for most of the year. His follow-up release, Gum Bodi which features South African rapper Da Les was not the worst song we’ve heard, but poor promotion had it sailing out of the Nigerian airwaves before getting any major attention. But like Chidinma above, we also give some allowance due to the issues with his label.
With Lil Kesh exiting YBNL and Adekunle Gold likewise putting his things into neat folds in a bid to pack up and leave the label, Olamide’s record label business model has undoubtedly shut critics up. One would think these exits and tentative quits would leave the YBNL spotlight shining on Viktoh. The rapper already followed up his feature on Lil Kesh’s Efejoku with Skibi Dat, and if our industry mathematics is correct, 2016 should be the year to follow up this upward chart trend with more hit singles. So far, Viktoh has neither landed a hit single nor released any new material.
Chidinma’s absenteeism may be excusable because the petite singer had to quit her former label, Capital Hill earlier this year. Though the details are unclear, it appears she has now set up shop at Flavour’s 2Nite Records. But this has not changed things with her lack of a chart topping release despite a string of guest appearances like DJ Lamboginny’s I Am A Winner.
Despite the lukewarm reception to Wande Coal’s third studio album, Wanted, heavy basses on select tracks make songs like Ashimapeyin and Same Shit party anthems.Superwoman, another number from the album also got the treatment of a cinematic music video earlier this year to usher in the album into the new year. The rest of Wande Coal’s discography this year, however, has only been made up of a feature on Olamide’s final Who U Epp edit and nothing more. If someone knows where he’s hiding, they need to remind him he has a music career to update.
After owning 2014 with hit single back to back , Runtown released his Ghetto University album in 2015. Though he garnered enough momentum from the album’s reception to release a video for Lagos to Kampala, a veritable album highlight, Runtown has mostly remained silent for the year. However, he also gets a pass for being in the same record label wahala box as Chidinma and Skales.
CDQ took the lead on producer MasterKraft’s Indomie in 2014 without many knowing what he looks like even though the single slipped into every DJ’s party tracklist. After a video released for the single in 2015, the singer enlisted Wizkid on Nowo Soke to update his catalog. 2016, however, has not received any CDQ treatment and we’re eagerly waiting for another sneaky hit.
Small Doctor’s Mosquito Killer was one of the biggest underground hits of 2015 via DJ Jump CDs. Before long the fujipop singer had broken into the mainstream and onto our TV screens. Though he has released more singles this year, they have neither gotten enough attention nor the same amount of airplay.