In the past, the music of Nigerian artists barely appealed to a global audience. The few like Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, and King Sunny Ade amongst others who leapfrogged this ‘barrier’ had to work hard to achieve their worldwide fame.
One of the most difficult aspects of Christianity, in my opinion, is attempting to figure out what ministry looks like. As believers, we sometimes tend to overthink things and on occasions go in depth on something God intended for us to take literal, as well as taking something literal that is much more profound.
Every year, since 2010, Nigeria and her music industry has always been blessed with creative young minds. In 2010, Young Wizkid came into the scene – alongside, YBNL boss, Olamide Baddo. In 2011, O.B.O records boss jumped on the bus…. And, so on and, so on till this year that gave us Kiss Daniel’s album, ‘NEW ERA’, Adekunle Gold’s album, ‘GOLD’ and Lil Kesh’s ‘YAGI’ … Continue reading YOUNG NIGERIAN ARTISTES EXPECTED TO BURST OUR BRAINS IN 2017
There were some situations in the Nigerian music industry in 2015 that made the tabloids because they were CONTROVERSIES. To bring one into remembrance is to talk about the 2015 Headies event that made Olamide, Abule Sowo crooner, burst out on stage and on Twitter, saying things against the SMD boss and producer, Don Jazzy.
This year, 2016, there were some situations that we, at DanielAkinbo.com, thought would have been big controversies but weren’t (surprisingly)…
Some of them are:
- SOFT WORK by Falz The Bahd Guy
We all know about Folarin Falana aka Falz. He’s that fun-loving, young Nigerian, son of a renowned lawyer in Lagos, Nigeria (Femi Falana), a lawyer (himself too), with a great mind and vision.
But, think of it, he was numero uno on the MTV Controversial Moments 2015 (MCM15) – involving his little issue with rapper, Vic O.
This year, few months ago, Folarin (Falz) released a single titled ‘SOFT WORK’. A line in the third verse of the song said “Even real talents gan still need promo,
If you fake your own death you fit still no blow“…
Are we the only one thinking if he might have been referring to the August 14, 2015 ‘death’ of Five-Star music act, Skiibii?
2. Ah Skiibii (remix) by Skiibii ft. Olamide
Olamide seemed to have listened to Falz’ Soft Work before the creation of the remix to ‘Ah Skiibii’…
We all know Baddo Sneh to be a Don (no pun intended) when it comes to ditching out insults to people who cares to dare him.
For example, most of us read the diss lines he directed at Mavin boss, Don Jazzy, after the “Lil Kesh is our next rated” incident that happened at the last Headies.
Well, this should be a controversy but, as of now, it isn’t…
He dropped a line (maybe, in reply to Falz) in the remix of ‘Ah Skiibii’, also referring to Skiibii‘s ‘coming back to life‘ after he ‘died‘… The lines go:
Translating that goes: “Baddo, Skiibii Skiibii # Skibii, Someone like Jesus # Jesus, son of God # Jesus that resurrected during Easter # Now, grow # Grow, Skiibii, Grow # Now, Grow # They said you won’t succeed, right? # This life is so funny”
Was Olamide Baddo referring to Falz, the Bahd Guy?
We hope to find out…
- Pada (Panda Cover) by CDQ
Desiigner made this hit trap song titled ‘PANDA‘. Then came Yung Carter (Ycee) with its cover. Then, we had Ola Dips cover called ‘PANDA’ too (pronounced ‘kpanda‘, meaning ‘fake‘), a parody of the title.
As a lot of covers were made, suddenly, we had ‘PADA‘ (meaning “Go Back“) from General Records rapper, CDQ.
In the cover, he said some lines and they go: “Ycee, pada # Dremo, pada # Reminisce, pada # Vector, mo ni ko pada“.
We expected this to be a controversy, but well, we can wait, can’t we? Continue reading “SHOULD HAVE BEEN A CONTROVERSY: NIGERIAN MUSIC 2016”