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The biblical phrase ‘how are the mighty fallen’ seems like the only appropriate way to label a certain group of Nigerian artistes who have fallen off the path of greatness that they once towed.
Once they were beaming with lots of tremendous prospects and promises but have not lived up to their full potential and unfortunately had a rapid decline in public appeal.
At some point these guys were up there in their glory days, in fact they were even tipped to become the standard for the industry in some years to come. But contrary to all the good ratings they were accorded, and serious good will, the reality is that they’re not as good as they hype.
These few artistes listed are those that come readily to mind when you think of how much some artistes have fallen out of favour.
Nigerian singer Korede Bello and member of the Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records used to be one of the most loved young emerging artistes in the music industry. In fact since his infamous wink in ‘Dorobucci’, Korede Bello showed signs he was here to stay, young and full of promises. From ‘Dorobucci’ to ‘Adaobi’ he gained massive support from the fans especially the ladies. His biggest break to date being ‘God Win’ was an instant monster hit, winning him the Headies ‘song of the year’ in 2015. After the heroics of ‘God Win’, other hits like ‘Romantic’ and ‘Do Like That’ the Afro wearing singer slumped per his ability to stay relevant with banging tunes. Korede Bello self titled album has to be one of the worst debut albums in the history of debut albums.
Born Keshniro Ololade, Nigerian music star Lil Kesh would be another artist who has suffered a steep decline in star power. The former YBNL rapper and protege to Olamide was a street sensation with some of the biggest streets hits 2 – 3 years ago. A ‘Next Rated’ nominee and another young star full of prospects, recently Lil Kesh has disappointed his followership and core fans as his growth has stagnated. Except for a few collaborations he has been featured in which have kept his head above water, most of his songs post-YBNL have been met with a stalemate.
One of Nigeria’s finest gems when it comes to rap used to be Vector. Since his official debut his music efforts have always been greeted with wide acceptance up to his sophomore ‘Second Coming’ album. Post-YSG Vector has disappointed the rap faithful in Nigeria and all those who thought big things for him. His highly anticipated third studio album ‘Lafiaji’ was obviously a flop as the project did not fly, neither did it change the rap game a bit. These days nobody really looks up to VEC as a role model as it concerns rap. Do you know Vector released an EP some weeks back titled ‘The Rap Dialogue’? Surprisingly some of his fans aren’t aware of the rapper’s moves again; he lost them all.
Talented? Yes! Lack of talent has never been the problem with Jesse Jagz. It may have to be his inconsistency or laissez-faire ethic to work. Everyone seems to rate Jesse Jagz but apparently, the rapper has failed several times to ride and rise on the sheer hype he enjoys from fans. It’s genius to remember Jesse Jagz was the producer behind some of the biggest hip-hop hits from early Chocolate City, plus he was a good rapper to top it up. Several years after it seems Jesse Jagz has failed to live up to his full potential in the music industry as a rapper cum music producer. The moral lesson from emperor Jagz is that raw talent isn’t always enough to keep you on top, it takes more than talent.
Some fans who are still sympathetic to the petite Miss Kedike may often time be wondering what went amiss with the singer. Chidinma was full of promises from her first taste of limelight with MTN project fame. She had grown in leaps and bounds albeit organically with her music while winning fans over. During her best days, she charted a few records and won top awards across Africa like the Kora Awards etc. She was almost the S.I unit for how successful a female artist should be. Somewhere along the journey, Chidinma, unfortunately, lost her balance and fell from glory. These days, the likes of Yemi Alade, Niniola, Simi are headlining their own concerts something Chidinma had not done during her glory days.
Oludemilade Martin Alejo aka YCEE hasn’t been in form of recent for someone who was thought to revolutionize the rap game with the new flavor. The Tinny Entertainment act has had one of the fastest growth as a rapper in recent times no doubt. However, YCEE hasn’t been able to sustain the growth and momentum with chart-topping singles anymore. ‘Jagaban’ introduced him, ‘Omo Alhaji’ gave him more fans, ‘Juice’, put him in the ‘Next Rated’ category but nothing else has been forthcoming from the rapper. Since his debut, YCEE has released two EP’s, one of which was a collaborative effort with Bella Alubo. At the moment it seems the once raving rapper has run out of creative juice.
21 Savage Held in One Of The “Worst Immigration Detention Centres” In The US
21 Savage Held in One Of The “Worst Immigration Detention Centres” In The US
21 Savage was arrested on the premise that he’d failed to sort out his immigration status in a timely manner, and was thus eligible for deportation. Even though, 21 Savage, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has a legal team fighting for his civil rights while he remains in custody.
There is the confirmation from Rolling Stoneand The Blast that 21 Savage is in fact, being held at “one of the worst immigration detention centres in the US,” according to Azadeh Shahshahani, a former senior member of ACLU of Georgia’s National Security and Immigrants’ Rights committee.
The Blast went ahead with its findings even though 21 Savage’s legal team has shown itself unwilling to confirm or deny their client’s current location. Believe what you will, but the Irwin County Detention Center is located three hours from Midtown Atlanta and can hold up to 1,200 individuals at any given moment.
Desperate Runtown Lied Over Court Victory Against Eric Many – Ericmany Limited
It has come to the knowledge of Ericmany Limited that our artiste, Douglas Jack Agu, alias ‘Runtown’, has taken to social media celebrating a supposed ‘victory’ in our case in Court.
Runtown is telling lies. Runtown did not win the case. He has not even filed a defense.
On 4th December 2018, the Court ruled that Runtown’s lawyer can appear. But the Court dismissed Runtown’s application challenging its jurisdiction. It held that a breach of the contract is not for arbitration. The Court also held that Runtown should maintain the status quo. This means that Runtown should stop operations until the case is over.
Runtown filed two appeals in the Court of Appeal on these. He then prayed the High Court to suspend the decisions and the trial itself “pending the determination of the Appeal filed at the Court of Appeal, Abuja”. In the meantime, Ericmany commenced contempt proceedings against Runtown due to his flouting of the Court Order.
On 23rd January 2019, the High Court agreed to suspend its decision and further trial to allow Runtown’s appeals to run out. This is normal practice.
The lower Court cannot be seen to be fighting the Appeal Court. The Court warned Runtown to move his papers to the Court of Appeal within 14 days or the relief is cancelled.
So rather than misleading the unwary public that he has won, Runtown should rather concentrate on pushing his appeals.
The relief he got in the High Court is a merely a short break by the High Court to respect the Court of Appeal. The case is still there. He has not filed a defence because he obviously has no defense. Runtown still owes Ericmany more than N266 Million. He has not produced a single album as agreed.
‘I’m a virgin’ – Juliet Ibrahim
Ghanaian star actress Juliet Ibrahim has said that she’s a virgin.
We don’t know if it’s secondary, tertiary, Doctorate or even PhD level of virginity anyway.
She posted this on her Instagram story.
The delectable actress was once married to Kwadwo Safo Jnr and they even have a child together.
So how on earth can she be a virgin?
I Used To Dream That I Will Date Offset – Bobrisky
Bobrisky has revealed that he used to dream that he will date Offset, though he said he is not thinking about getting married to the Migos rapper.
The controversial crossdresser who loves to court controversy made this known on his Instagram page.
Sharing made this known while sharing a picture collage of himself and Offset (who is married to Cardi B). See post below;
I use to dream I will date Offset not even marry yet pls let my dream come true.
As we all know, Cardi B and Offset broke up last December, though Offset has been making moves to mend the relationship.
Bobrisky weighed in on their breakup, revealing why Cardi B should forgive Offset, and according to him she should because she was once a stripper.
Bobrisky who stated that men cheat added that he has been dating a married man for three years and can’t leave him if he cheats on him.
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Meek Mill Talks On 6ix9ine’s Imprisonment, Says He Is Not ‘Responsible’
Meek Mill would have wanted at some point to counsel Tekashi 6ix9ine before he got caught up in the whole legal mess he is in right now. From Meek’s point of view, he believes Tekashi’s woes could have been different if he backed down a bit from his gangsterism getting to a certain level of fame.
Meek Mill in his words said, “I’d hit him like that shit you doing is stupid at this point. I know you might have got on from doing it and it worked out to be able to make some money. But I think you need to slow down. I think you’re beefing with too many people right now […] The world will deliver the energy that you’re putting out. You’re delivering a gangster type of energy. He locked up in the middle of some sh*t. You gave that energy, you kinda get that energy back.”
“Nobody wanna live like that. You can’t live with 10 security guards forever.”
Meek says he believes Tekashi is actually a good kid that simply got caught up in serious criminal charges.
“Them people know that he ain’t responsible for all the things them people around him was doing. I don’t think that kind of influence. I don’t think he had a say so with some of them dudes.”
“I think he’s a good kid, for real, and got caught up in the internet, and trolling and things like that.”