STATE OF EMERGENCY
They say what a man can do a woman can do better.that is clearly not happening in the nigeria music scene.i have never seen a girl who can make better songs than the likes of 9ice,tuface,faze,d'bang,p square e.t.c.is there a female producer in nigeria (none that i know of),is there any girl out there who can drop bars like m.i,ruggedman,modenine,freestyle e.t.c
There are 140 million people in nigeria so give or take we should have like 60 million women in nigeria,for crying out loud there has to be a diva somewhere.
Looking at the industry,shola allyson and asa seem to be the only talented female artistes,while the latter is coming up the former is getting scorned because she sings in her native language.since when did that become a sin,look at the likes of angelique kidjo,mariam makeba,yvonne chaka chaka,late brenda fassie & lebo mathosa.they were all succesful making songs their own way but we are busy trying to imitate and be the next rihanna,ashanti, beyonce,keri hilson,ciara,cassie,leona lewis,lady gaga e.t.c
So before things get out of hand we should come up with a solution,props to smooth productions(girls nite out) & Orangootan(girl power unleashed) for taking steps in the right direction,but in the meantime i hereby declare a atate of emergency.
Lets take a quick look at what we have
ARA:I still don't understand all the hype behind this girl,she can't sing to save her own life.i hear she is a good drummer so i suggest she makes an instrumental album and stop making those awful songs(tolongo/eye meta or whatever the title is)
*ASA*:Wonderful vocalist,highly talented guitarist,overall a good package.question mark lost on this one.it is so amazing the way she puts words together,this sista is top notch.with her albums "the Captivator & Asha" already doing well in the market.her success is a foregone issue.
KEMISTRY:Radio & tv presenter turned rapper,got decent rotation for her single "shake"but we can't jugde a book by its cover,the jury is still out on this one.
WUNMI OBE:What could be more interesting than making records with your husband,she is in her comfort zone (T.W.O) and not going solo anytime soon.
ESSENCE:Her rendition of african queen was neither spell binding nor Mind blowing.(dead end).i don't think anyone actually listened to her album "truly essence".
FUNKE:The girl that did a yoruba version of celine dion's "if that's what it takes"(another dead end)
MAIDEENA:Second runner up at star quest.status:missing in action
KWEEN:"Oluronbi-dance with me-jebele jebele".she has been around for quite some time and she keeps getting better.
MODELE:"Adara" was just okay.
*MUMA GEE*:A lot of people are sleeping on muma but she happens to be a great artist.her hit single "kade" was tight and the video was hot.
BOUQUI:Everybody knows bouqui or almost everybody,"molejo" was a regional hit,her debut album was tight and she can really rap for a gospel artist (nuff said)
*EGO IHEANACHO*:Wonderful resume-"konko below,anything,never far away".too bad all her hits were made with lagbaja,now that she is on her own,lets wait and see what she can come up with.
SASHA:Even with the release of her debut album "first lady" sash is still finding it difficult to hold her own in the industry.the untimely demise of trybe records put a huge dent in her career as she hasn't put out an outstanding single since "emi le gan"."adara" was just aight.well going to school,being a journalist and having a rap career is clearly not working,ask sash;she will know
AZEEZAT:"Simply magnificient" came and went with as much impact as a drop of water in the ocean."hold on" was quite nice then she stepped out of the picture only to reappear with "malu" which was underwhelming.
YINKA DAVIES:Who the F*@K is yinka davies?
*RESONANCE*:"Lele""chinwe ike""holy ghost fire""nna anyi" just to name a few were hit songs off her debut album.possesses an angelic voice that can move the crowd anywhere in the world.now if only that other guy could just step out of the picture.
WEIRD MC:It took the weird one 10 solid years to come out with after the storm,i will be damned if i wait another 10 years to get a good album.won't put my money on this.
BLAISE:Nice cameos so far so good,quite promising but until her album drops she will just be one of the many upcoming female rappers out there.
SHOLA ALLYNSON:With 3 solid album under her belt (eji owuro,gbeje fori & ire) she has what it takes but because she sings in yoruba language a lot of people are sleeping on her.someone should put up the money and sign this talented artiste so that she can get major backing and exposure.
FOLAKE UMOSEN:"King's praise" was so good she won a kora award.since that was her debut album we can only expect so much more from her sophomore album.
*STELLA ABODERIN*:The sultry voice behind synergy before disaster struck.she showed us what she was capable of on OGD all stars.no single out yet but i believe whenever she decides to come out,she will do just fine.
KENNY ST BROWN:This sista has been around for ages but has not made any noticeable impact.nothing short of a miracle will make her blow up big time.
JANET GABRIEL:Miss Nigeria 1993."heard it all before" was a beautiful song and her album "the fire within" should be worth listening to.but if you ask me i would say that isn't the way to the promised land.
GENEVIEVE:Our friend from nollywood came to the rescue when everything was going awry but her album "one logologo line" fell below expectation,but if she can get back on her A game,a lot can still be done.i wouldn't write her off just yet.
OMOTOLA:A member of the nollywood rescue team.her album "gba" was hot by all standards and a follow up is clearly in order but the question is can she combine being a good wife,good mother,be on location and still hit the studio.i really don't think so,she ain't superwoman.
ASHONYE:Former lead singer of emete & as hot as they come."party tonight" was off the hook,her album was aight but it will take more than that to evolve above your stereotypical R&B artiste.
KEFEE:"Branama & branama 2" were both solid albums that could have propelled her onto the national stage but somehow she is still in the background.maybe third time will be the charm for her.
*TY BELLO*:Former member of KUSH (let's live together).tight debut album with a hot single "greenland".now that we know that the land is green what's next,she had better not come back and start telling me that the sky is blue.i wouldn't find it funny
KEL:"Waa wa alright" has put baby girl up there with next rated female mcs.has shown a lot of potential.nothing much to write home about.
OMAWUNMI:Ist runner up on west african idols is coming out with a bang,ok maybe not with a bang cos her new single "in the music" sounds a little bit off.more like south african music,wrong direction to go.
FRAGRANCE:"Lovers and friends"
ANGELICA: "My naija guy""gizzy gizzy"
NIYOLA:"Keep it real"
AMAH:"Ooh aah""work that"
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