5 Artists Who Left Nigerian Mainstream and What They’re Doing Now

    Mp3bullet.ng has decided to compile a list of 5 Nigerian artists who were very popular, until they left the mainstream media.


    There are lots of artists that have come and gone. Some made it big and quietly faded into the background. Some struggled to acquire fame until they gave up.

    However, there are some musicians who may have left but they’re still making waves, in a different industry.

    Here’s a list of 5 artists, some of your old faves. Wondering where they are or what they are doing now? Find out below:

    5 Artists Who Left Nigerian Mainstream and What They're Doing Now

    From the early 2000’s to 2012 eLDee was a staple across TV screens and radio stations.

    The Nigerian rapper was popular for his rhythms and wholesome lyrics.

    He also collaborated with other musicians during this period, artists like: Dbanj, Banky W, , among others.

    However, while everyone was still enjoying his songs eLDee made the decision to quit the music scene.

    Some people thought he might come back but we’ve been waiting for years and eLDee seems to love being away from the music industry.

    In an interview with Punch he explained that he’s making more money now than when he was a musician.

    What’s eLDee the Don doing now? He is an IT consultant based in the United States. He also has a podcast where he talks about being a Nigerian American.

    5 Artists Who Left Nigerian Mainstream and What They're Doing Now

    Banky has veered away from the music industry to focus on his political career.

    He had launched his acting career before he dissolved his record label, E.M.E, turning it to a talent management company in 2018.

    Aside from aspiring to become a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian political waters, has in movies like The Wedding Party, and Up North.

    Olubankole Wellington retired from music when he wanted to run for office in the House of Representative, but he remains active in the music industry – away from the mainstream media.

    In November 2019, he announced that he plans to make a comeback with an album this year. We’re banking on you Banky.

    5 Artists Who Left Nigerian Mainstream and What They're Doing Now

    Onunaku is still quite active in the music industry but away from the spotlight. Many have not heard new releases from him.

    In the early 2000s, ’s name was on everybody’s lips. Especially after he released his song, “My Name is Ikechukwu.”

    He seemed to go down with the Mo’Hits crew when the record label dissolved.

    Afterwards, we started seeing him on the screens again, but as an actor this time.

    He’s on several movies and TV series, including; Gbomo Gbomo Express, The Wedding Party 1 &2, The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai, When Love Comes Calling, Your Excellency, and more.

    Scrolling through Ikechukwu‘s feed on social media will give you a feel that the artist still remains a true rapper at heart.

    5 Artists Who Left Nigerian Mainstream and What They're Doing Now

    Naeto C had hits upon hits. From Kini Big Deal to 5 and 6, Ten over Ten, and more.

    In 2015, he faded into the background quietly, and many of his fans wondered if he’d ever come back.

    Naetochukwu Chikwe was appointed as a Special Adviser, Lagos Liaison, of the Imo State Government in 2019.

    Recently, Naeto C had a faceoff with M.I. Abaga on IG Live, to the delight of his fans.

    Kas Beats

    5 Artists Who Left Nigerian Mainstream and What They're Doing Now
    Kas Beats

    Fimile by Kas Beats was one of his most popular songs.

    You’ve most likely heard it in a throwback playlist, and asked yourself where Kas is now.

    Well, he is still quite active in the music industry, but not on mainstream media.

    Kas Beats is now an evangelist, who uses his music to preach the gospel.

    In an interview with the Punch he explained that he hosts seminars and outreaches to ensure that the message of Jesus is passed across.

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