FACE, FAME & FATE

FACE, FAME & FATE OF THE NIGERIAN HIP HOP ARTISTES

(JULY-DECEMBER, 2012 EDITION)

THE PAST
They were the movers and shakers of the days of their reign. They set the pace, they sacrificed their all, yet they received token as rewards. They were the song on our lips, and role models to many upcoming artistes. Though many of them never won an award, they were celebrated and rated high among their counterparts.


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Essence

Eedris Abdul-Kareem

Weird MC

Blackface

Bouqui

African China

Freestyle

XProject

Djinee

Jazzman Olofin

YQ

 

THE OUTGOING
They had once been on the seat; their names are easy to reckon with, but for now, they are just there, nothing else. Though some of them make efforts to keep to the trend, some are in big record labels, some are with good music promoters, they are still not just okay for the present day stardom. There is a very thin line between this category and the present celebrities because many artistes that are in this category are still left in the fantasy of believing that they still control the crowd. My advice for peeps in this category is to sit up; else, they will soon be rated as past celebrities.


9ice

Faze

Olu Maintain

Duncan Mighty

Jaywon

DJZeez

Jah Bless

Klever Jay

AY.Com

Sound Sultan

Goldie (RIP)

Kween

 

THE PRESENT
No Loooooong thing! These are the boom! The rave of the moment, the reigning rulers, the talk of the industry, the club’s delight…I beg, let’s just put it on a low key. Like you all know, it could be very easy to walk to stardom, the main thing is your ability to sustain the fame and keep the fire blazing. Come on! These guys are super hot; if you can’t beat them, please don’t bite them.


WhizKid (Hottest Kid)

Davido (Beefed by many, but still on top)

PSquare (Busy making cool money)

2Faze (Legendary Baba)

Flavour (The flavor of any collabo)

Iyanya (Waist crooner)

D’Banj (D’banj O yato)

Tiwa Savage (Super sexy sisi)

Olamide (Mr. First of all…)

Ice Prince (Super-Star Aboki)

Timaya (King of commercial)

May D (Hmmm…Ile Ijo toh badt)

2 Comments

  1. TI

    PMJ do u have beef with kennis cos i dont see why Jawon and Goldie are to be called out going artistes wen they are still very much in the game

  2. Bayo

    Who told you that they are very much in the game? I beg commot there joor, wetin dem dey sing? Abi you no know say Kennis music don turn old school ni. Jay one my ass…goldie my foot!

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