The Nigerian song business is one that isn’t correctly structured or defined, therefore the shortage of correct recording firms to cater for the mass choice of skills inside the land, so at perfect what we have in location are mushroom labels or administration properties with the up to date pattern now being artists proudly owning their indie imprints.
then again dire the labels are, whether or not properly structured or not, the dream of every upcoming artiste continues to be to get signed unto a platform, one prepared to endure the burden connected to recording/producing and advertising of his tune.
This has ended in many getting trapped because of uncertain phrases and stipulations within the contracts signed or bitter fall-outs barely months into the deal, it is laborious to on the other hand blame them when reserving for studio periods, selling the track and video shoots all come at beautiful excessive charges. a bit make stronger from any place to offset this burden would always be welcomed despite the dangers involved.
while the likes of Wizkid left E.M.E and has successfully taken his star Boy imprint international, the likes of Kelly Hansome have a special story to tell, here’s a look at the careers of three artists whose careers have been seemingly on a vertical upward push till they exited their label and have given that struggled to care for their presence on the mainstream.
PHENOM & KNIGHT home: Knighthouse, a manufacturing house and label headed via Rogba Arimoro who acts as the CEO alongside Temi ‘Othello’ Gomez and Lanre Oladimejichanged into distinguished sometime in mid 2000s and was behind the success of the likes of in-home producer Deejay Klem, Mo’Cheddahand churned out hits like ‘won Beri’ which had Teeto Ceemos and Sauce child, nowSinzu.
Then we acquired introduced to a younger, talented and budding rapper, Phenom, sometime in 2011 with the release of the live at fifty onemixtape. Phenom had been lurking on the sidelines for a while and his characteristic on M.I Abaga’s ‘6 foot 7 foot’ off the IM2 mixtape brought his name to the awareness of many (with many nonetheless debating that he out-rapped M.I on the track).
His subsequent singles like ‘Paloma’, ‘Omo Naija’, ‘Murda Dem’, ‘ShukuShuku Bambam’ that includes Ms. Iye (which I nonetheless can’t location how it didn’t end up being a huge hit) made him prime many lists as one of the crucial subsequent rated rappers around. He in reality was the radar of trade followers featuring on many songs and collaborating with the likes of Wizkid and Olamide.
After an extended wait, he used to be ultimately in a position to drop his B.R.A EP, which became out to be the opposite of the EP’s acronym, then like Mo’Cheddah and Ms Iye sooner than him, Phenom took a break from the scene and upon his return he had switched Knighthouse for Black Market tune and despite releasing a few new songs thereafter, the rapper, whose delivery is evidently one of the vital finest around, is extra seen on Twitter showing off his tattoos and ranting off on his followers at the moment. His profession has since hit the rocks and the Phenemous viper alas has misplaced his sting.
CAPITAL F.E.M.I/ KENNIS song: proficient artiste Femi Adeyinka, brother to ace comic Gbenga Adeyinka returned from the us in 2009 and straight away bought signed via powerhouse file label, Kennis track.
His relationship with the label saw him upward push and upward thrust with the release of hit songs like‘by no means Felt A Love’, ‘cash, cash, cash’which received him one of the best Vocal efficiency Award (Male) on the 2011 edition of theHeadies and ‘in the title of affection’ amongst others, he also launched his debut album aptly titled The yr of R ‘n’ B, which was well acquired and earned fairly a hit critiques.
Kennis music has ceased to be the power house it as soon as used to be and it was once no shock that sometime in 2015, information broke that each parties had parted ways amidst speculations that his contract had expired and would not be renewed.
The artiste has given that tried to growth his occupation via putting pen to paper with 3Six song and released each audio and visible for his single Tumbo, but for any person once estimated to do struggle with Banky W for a claim to the R&B crown, he has seeing that fallen off the charts with that chapter of his occupation all but closed.
SEAN TIZZLE/ DIFERRENCE leisure: From being topped because the Headies ‘next Rated” Act in 2014 after the release of his monster hit ‘Sho Lee’ to dropping one of the most best Pop albums in recent times titled The experience, the singer who as soon as walked out on an interview withTheNETng and by no means shies faraway from controversies, soon parted ways with producer D’Tunes and the label distinction entertainment.
D’Tunes and Sean Tizzle
making an allowance for the gem stones paraded on his album, the only method imaginable for the talented artiste was once up and he used to be billed to be amongst the leaders of the new college of Nigerian tune.
but this prophecy was to not be as the singer struggled to regulate the success that came with his status, had to shut his Twitter account sooner or later, disappeared from the scene to supposedly re-brand himself, such that despite just lately shedding a brand new seven-observe EP titled moving forward Vol. 1, which contains some in reality just right songs.
The EP received a lukewarm reception and the emergence of new names like Mr. Eaziand Tekno has further ensured that Sean Tizzle will need to do much more to regain the eye of tune lovers he as soon as enjoyed.(web.ng)