There are some of our music stars who need to try out something else because music isn’t just working out anymore for them. Sadly, no matter the amount of effort they put into making music, the result of as mediocre at best if not very poor without their usual brilliance. All signs point out that their period of relevance has elapsed, they are of little use to the industry.
On the flip side of things, these music acts have not adapted well to the transient dynamics of the industry. They have been lost in the quick change of sound, music style and maybe even PR moves. We may have loved some of them in the past but at the moment our love has grown cold. Sometimes we have lost track of their activities, and have moved on with other buzzing acts.
It may not sound good but these acts need to retire from actively doing music but rather try out other profitable ventures. These are some of those music acts we think need to head in a new direction.
Once upon a time Dammy Krane used to beam with brilliance as a young act. He was tipped and nominated as a ‘Next Rated’ act in the music industry. He was easily put on the same pedestal as Wizkid, Davido at the time. That would explain why the legendary 2Baba signed him to his music imprint Hypertek Digital. He had all the prospects of a ‘star boy’, we loved him but the lustre didn’t last long, Dammy Krane fell off the ladder. He couldn’t keep up the pace, his music has deteriorated badly he hasn’t caught our fancy in a long time. The best we know of Dammy is his connection with credit card theft last year. It’s about time he tried something else.
The ‘Jaga Jaga’ crooner is an elder maybe an ancestor in the industry without any reservation. He has had a fair share of relevance in the music scene from his days with the Remedies until when he went solo releasing hits like ‘Jaga Jaga’, ‘Mr Lecturer’ . However, in recent times, Eedris Abdulkareem’s music is not hitting the spot anymore as his style of music is old fashioned and rigid compared to the prevalent styles these days. In a bid to stay relevant, he has subscribed to calling out younger colleagues who are doing way better than him presently in the industry anytime he gets an interview. It’s obviously he is a bit washed up, it’s about time he fully retired, to keep his respect.
The reality TV star came into national prominence last year when he participated and eventually won the Big Brother Naija Season 2. During his time on the show Efe taunted he was a rapper. However, it’s quite a pity he is yet to release a song that would prove he actually has the talent for music much more being called a rapper. His songs so far aren’t the type you would put on replay but rather skip. Some persons have in deed advised the Jos breed rapper to try something else. It’s OK if he retired and picked up something else worth doing.
Professional fine boy no doubt, but Mr Lynxxx is better off a model than an actual musician. Stemming from the fact that the light skinned rapper cum singer has not had a hit in years. The last widely accepted hit to Lynxxx discography was ‘Lady’ featuring Wizkid that was in 2013. His sophomore album ‘The Album Before the Album’ was released in 2016 without any buzz or stand out track. The singer has been quiet recently perhaps it would be even better if he retired to focus on other businesses on his plate.
Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo a former member of Plantashun Boiz who were popular in the 90’s and early 2000’s deserves to be on the list much like the above mentioned music stars. He is a classic example of a veteran who would be better off working behind the scenes.
Blackface Naija suddenly became an irritant with his persistent criticisms of his former partner and band member 2Face. He deserves to give up music for something more profitable. Blackface deserves to take several seats back.
No one says D’Prince is here anymore, the former Mo’Hits star now Mavin has gone down the ranking in the past few years. Several attempts to stage a big comeback has met cold reception from the industry. Don Jazzy has failed to bring a spark to his faded music career. Sometime last year D’Prince served us there songs that were dead on arrival. Wizkid was brought in on one of those tracks but it refused to fly. It further shows the ‘Goody Bag’ crooner has lost his finesse when it comes to matters of music.
Who misses Akinmayokun Awodumila aka May D? He used to be one promising music star at the early stage of his career. His first music breakthrough was getting signed to Square Records and subsequently featuring on ‘The Invasion’ album by Psquare. After being dropped by his former label he went on to drop hit records like ‘Gat Me High’, ‘So Many Tinz’. Somehow May D fizzled out after a few stellar outing in the industry. A comeback has not been easy for May D maybe it’s time to try something else?