The Nigerian music industry has been producing great stars who had driven the Nigerian music hierarchy to the top in Africa. It had been a thriller to the citizens that had created a good name to the country’s image and had given the upcoming artist the inspiration to keep on working. Meanwhile, some of these musical artistes who burst the musical industries before had faded. Below are the famous Nigerian musical artists who had faded from the industry.
Augustine Ahmedu popularly known as Blackface was one of the founding members of Nigerian band plantation boys in the year 200 with 2face and Faze.
Blackface became popular in The days of plantation boys creating big names in the Nigerian music industry but lost everything when the plantation departed on the intention to go individually.
He boosted back as a separate artist with his hit single ‘Emma’ which was his first and last single before claiming his former member of plantation boys 2face Idibia stole his song titled African queen. This song trended the whole of Africa. He accused him several but no one believed him because he couldn’t give out reasonable evidence. He later went on and released his own single African queen.
since then he had been struggling with his musical career releasing few songs When the plantation boys departed with the intention to go solo.
2. Sunny Neji
The early century may not know any status about the legendary Nigerian music artiste Sunny Neji who created a huge name to himself years back. He remains one of the best music artists ever seen in Nigeria years back.
Sunny Neji was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Neji in Lagos. He was the youngest of the five kids in his family. Due to his compassion for music, he started singing at his young age leading many musical bands in school.
In 1991 he released his debut single titled ‘Captain’ on EMI which earned him name as he was signed to the colors band. He led them as the lead singer for five years and left them.
In 1999 he further released an album ‘Mr fantastik’ which thrilled the whole nation. The album sold tremendously which earned him many awards. This energized him as he released further songs namely ‘Wake up!’ and ‘Joromi’ in the year 2003.
He was described as one of the Nigerians best whose beautiful love songs ‘Oruka’ are enjoyed by everyone.
3. Paul play Dairo
Paul was born to the family of the popular juju music father known as I K Dairo. From the root of his father, he loved music but was on a different part.
His special talent and tricks as lyricist for professing love and expressing his heart desire to his woman nailed all. He is the singer of the popular throwback song named ‘angel of my life’ which is still played today on the radios. He faded in the music industry though.
4. Lord Of Ajasa
Born Segun Osaniyi was the Nigerian legendary Afro hip hop artist popularly known as Lord of Ajasa was the origin of Yoruba rap which paved ways for Dagrin, Zlatan, Olamide, Reminisce, Seriki and many more.
Born Segun Osaniyi was given the stage name The Lord of Ajasa (Lord of flavor) after he proved phenomenon, rapping easily with his language during his time in polytechnic Ondo State.
In 2000 he was recognized by the nation with his hit song ‘ma yi lo’ as he further released otiya, Esa lo blade, Ara Awe, Otiya, and lefe before Dagrin changed the game with his hit Pon Pon pon. No one heard from him again.
5. Edris Abdulkarim
Ex Remedies star popularly known as Mr. Remedy was born in a polygamous family in Kano to a father from Ilesha, Osun state, and Mother Ogun state. He started his professional music in the year 1996 and was signed to Kennis music alongside 2face Idibia.
He became famous for criticizing the Nigerian government in his hit single ‘Jaga Jaga’ for that reason his music was banned in radios but could be heard in clubs.
he was recognized as one of the Nigerians top rapper as he released other songs namely oko omoge, Mr lecturer, Jaga’ Jaga, clean up Nigeria, oko Achewo but now he has faded in the music industry.