2016 has certainly delivered on it’s promise despite being only half way through, the music industry has really got us standing on toes and keeping us without blinking.
The year kick started with drama unfolding at The Headies Award, Olamide vs Don Jazzy, YBNL VS MAVINS. The fight didn’t end there, soon tweets were hitting Mavin’s base like the imaginary launcher of the NDA(Niger Delta Avengers) on Aso Rock. It took a god-like figure to address the situation and soon those bags of nerves were binned.
Truly The Headies gave us shocks, well deserved ones too as Timi Dakolo bagged 3 awards on the night while Praiz with 5 nominations went home with none. Mavin’s Mega Superstar, Reekado Banks who won the controversial Next Rated Award on the night hasn’t lived up to expectations rather it is his fellow category nominated members, Kiss Daniel and Lil Kesh who are turning our heads on. Currently Reekado can’t hold a candle to these guys. Kiss Daniel certainly has earned his place in the industry with his successful album release and he is here to stay. Lil Kesh is “causing trouble” with his songs on his new label YAGI, currently owned by him. He even did a remix of his hit single”CAUSE TROUBLE” with Wale.
Currently the industry is on a buzz, songs dropping like flies, and keeping fans alike wanting for more. Falz the bahd guy isn’t left behind, BAD BADDO BADDEST which he collaborated with grade A artist Olamide and Davido was a hit, his song SOLDIER with Simi has won many Nigerian hearts. Talk of Simi, she has forged a niche for herself in the Music sector, no much talk, you must have heard “Love don’t care” and presently she did a cover of Drake’s Controla. Phenomenal stuff.
As covers would go, Ycee ”murdered” Panda by Desiigner, so many were fooled into believing it was his song. The Jagaban crooner didn’t disappoint, he gave us a welcome into the new year with OMO ALHAJI.
We can’t talk on everyone, pardon me on that, but I just can’t let go of M.I’s mixtape album, the grand finale of his illegal music series–ILLEGAL MUSIC 3. Presently Phyno’s FADA FADA is like the new national anthem, on the lips of both the young and old. Davido is doing great stuffs and Wizkid is balling. Wizkid is just doing great things with International acts, Drake featured him on his chart topping ONE DANCE. Wizkid is arguably Nigeria’s biggest act right now. Have you heard “SHEBA”? You need to. Notable mentions are Timaya, Flavour, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, so much acts making this year Music worthy.
January to July seems like a long time especially in this time of hardship and economic turmoils but the music industry has really given us an escape from reality, as we cruise into the second half of the year, we are sure to get more ‘crepe Suzette’ leaving us fun filled. That’s me signing out… Good morning Beautiful ones.
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