Majority of Nigerian artiste has their struggling phase, some experience theirs later in their music sojourn while it comes early for others. Numerous artistes in Nigeria and globally have been forced into a hiding place due to their inability to conquer this drought phase.
Below are five Nigerian artistes who recently have been struggling with getting back to the peak of their career.
Since he was introduced to the music scene back in 2015, the Omo Alhaji crooner has been able to stay afloat thanks to a few numbers and back-to-back hit singles leading up to his first EP, “The First Wave”. It’s been over a year and 3 singles after, and Ycee can’t seem to find his formula and he’s gradually derailing as he was some years back before hitting the limelight.
The self acclaimed “Wonderkid”, Korede Bello went from being the label’s eye catcher to the most silent. The ‘Sote’ crooner career has taken a heavy dive since he dropped his first and probably only hit single, Godwin. In 2017, he dropped his 11-track debut album “Belloved” and certainly everybody including him moved on quickly from it. The singer’s struggle continued despite featuring Lil Kesh on a remix of “My People” and dropping several other singles.
From being a hit maker to someone we rarely see! That is the story of this once loved, YBNL soldier. Lil Kesh dropped one of the best LPs in the year 2016 and failed to follow up on that masterpiece. His switch in management/label has certainly has an effect on his music career. Musically, not much has changed which is why songs like Fake Love, Love Story and Apami did not do well.
Sean Tizzle’s race started off with hit singles all the way to his debut album ‘The Journey”. The singer at a time was arguably one of the biggest artistes out of western Nigeria. His career however took a dive somewhere between switching producers to controversies about his skin color.
With much respect to what he has done in the music industry, 9ice at a time went silent for several reasons including political aspiration, marital issues and leaving his first producer ID Cabasa. However, since he staged his mini comeback in late 2016 with songs like Economy and Living Things, the iconic singer has been finding it difficult to stay afloat. Not many are aware that he recently dropped an album this year, his 11th album within a 12 year career span.
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