Nigerian artistes have dropped out of the spotlight after leaving their record labels.
The Nigerian music industry is demanding but rewarding if you are signed to a good record label and these are Nigerian artistes that stop popping after they left their record labels.
Over the years, there have been numerous cases of fallouts between artists and their record labels which have left many artists struggling to come back to the spotlight.
Nigerian artists that stop popping after they left their record labels
Lil Kesh used to be a hot cake under YBNL a few years back.
Olamide and YBNL as a whole gave him just the right amount of push. Lil Kesh lacks good content, promotion, and awareness.
Most people don’t even get to know when his songs drop anymore. He’s making good music no doubt, but what is good music without the right amount of promotion.
He’s suffering from all he enjoyed while he was in YBNL. No doubt, Lil Kesh has a lazy and uncreative team who doesn’t have his love at heart.
Ever since he left YBNL in 2016, the YAGI boss has lost the sauce and struggling to come back ever since then
Iyanya redefined the tempo of Nigerian music with the fast-paced smash hit, ‘Kukere’. However, behind the scene was a little-known producer at the time, D’Tunes.
After leaving the MMG in October 2016 and announcing on Instagram that he signed a record deal with Mavin Records including a management deal with Temple Management Company.
The ‘Kukere’ master seemed to have taken a break. off music.
It is no longer news that Raggae Blues singer Harrysong has fallen out with his record label 5 Star Music over what many say was due to irreconcilable differences occasioned by lack of trust.
Since fallen out from the label, Harrysong has not been the same again, prior to his days in the label where he dishes out bangers year in year out.
Reekado Banks is not really getting it right lately. The super talented singer who won our heart under Mavin Records is already toying with it.
He lacks promotion basically. He is a very good singer no doubt. I mean you can’t be a record label owner and a singer at the same time. You need lots of concentration on the Label, as well as focus on your output.
He owns Banks Music but that Don Jazzy factor is still missing in his career and I think that is what has really helped him grow over the years.
We can only pray for him to get back to his winning ways, is not easy.
When Ice Prince left Chocolate City, it was almost like he left his fame back then in the label, things went horrible almost immediately.
Ice Prince used to get a lot of hype when he still belonged to the record label. Now he lacks promotion and good production.
He puts in the effort to make good music no doubt, but we all know how good music with great promotion ends.
With good plans laid down and good songs dropping his camp, our dear Panshak will definitely be bursting speakers again.
Skales lacks a strong record label for promotion. He releases his music anyhow now. Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) helped him structure his craft.
His output reached his target audience to the maximum then. But now, there’s no form of anticipation when it comes to Skales and his music.
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Also, all his recent songs are below par unlike when he was still with EME. It seems his former label understands his pattern and they know how to make him do good songs too.
Skales is seriously struggling ever since he left the Banky W‘s led EME label.
Joshua Iniyezo, an Afropop artiste better known as Solidstar, had parted ways with his record label, Achievas Entertainment in 2018 after a decade in the label.
Solidstar was known for churning out hit songs in the Nigerian music industry with enough buzz and was regarded as the top-listed act in the country.
Umoren AKanimoh Felix (Oscar Jnr) Known as Sugarboy, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall, Afrobeat singer, and songwriter.
At a point, he was the rave of the moment alongside Kizz Daniel in G worldwide record label, After the successful launch of his debut album “BELIEVE” at the Oriental Hotel.
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After quitting his label, he has disappeared from the music scene.
This super talented guy that blessed us with jams some years back is very confused right now.
We honestly do not know where to place Koker. He stikes are like an unserious artist, who lacks a sense of direction. This makes it difficult to know where he stands.
This minute he’s shouting Choc City, the next he won’t stop saying Coke Boy. He really needs to stop confusing the audience.
I guess his lack of direction is why he is nowhere to be found.
If he can put himself together, get back to work with the right set of people around me, he will definitely win again as his talent is beyond just that of some random artiste.
Former YBNL artiste Viktoh, famous for the hit songs ‘Skibi Dat’ and ‘Me and My Guys’
For music artiste, Viktoh, who was once signed to Olamide’s record label, YBNL, it’s even a bigger challenge because he has to double his hustle or risk becoming irrelevant in the ever-evolving music industry.