In 2015, a lot of activities happened in the ever growing Nigerian music industry including the release of anticipated albums. Naij.com’s Michael Abimboye takes a look at 5 artistes who should have release an album in 2015 but failed to.
With a monster hit song like Ojuelegba which later got the attention of hottest rapper in world, Drake, Wizkid failed to release his third studio album. He however maintained his champion on the Nigeria and African music scene churning out hits and jumping collaborations. He also had sold out concerts as well as move to Glo from MTN.
YBNL star failed to jump on the opportunity of releasing some of the club bangers of 2015 to release his debut album. With songs like Efejoku, Gbese , Ladi, Lil Kesh would have released his debut but he let his boss,
Olamide make history with 5 albums in 5 years.
D’banj yet again failed to release his now perhaps less anticipated fourth studio album.
The singer however released an EP in 2015 which got little or no attention from fans, critics and all. Since splitting from his erstwhile business partner and music producer Donjazzy, D’banj has failed to maintain or build upon the music height he attained while at Mo’hits records. As a matter of fact, his ranking has dropped in the Nigeria music scene.
D’banj’s inability to record a hit song since the 2012 Oliver Twist is believed to be one factor working against
the release of the much anticipated album.
With hit upon hit songs, old out concerts in some African countries coupled with
international collaboration HKN lead act, Davido had a successful year but refused to consolidate on these gains
by not releasing his sophomore album. Sources within HKN camp said the delay in the release of the album was
due to an international distribution deal. He had promised on several occasions to release the album titled Baddest
K-swtich’s career has continued to stay in the background since his days at Mo’hits records. While his fellow lowkey act, D’Prince has released his debut album and hit singles, K-switch only managed to show a glimpse of the stuff he is made of with his 2013 hit, Obimo
and failed to capitalize on the success of the song. He was practically inactive in 2015 also.