The year has finally come to an end and it is time to reflect on all that happened during the year.you know how it is now,we naija people don't forget anything.as much as i will like to know yours,i will share mine with you first.these are the things that happened during the year which i personally loved.
-kelly hansome's diss track
I don't support all beef, but i love it when 2 or more established acts are involved. beef is much more exciting when it is extremely disrespectful. not only was kelly hansome's "igwe kom kom" hilarious, it was also straight to the point & destructive. going against 3 of the naija’s hottest artistes is what most people will call career suicide but i call it entertainment. the stage is now set for a very entertaining 2010.lets wait and see what the trio of Dbanj,Terry G & Wande Coal can offer us next year.
-Banky W's strong thing video
This year every tom,dick & harry in the naija music industry was running to South Africa & UK to shoot their videos but they always came back with poor results until banky w broke that jinx with his "strong thing" video. while most of our favorite artistes disappointed with their videos, he re-invented the art. the likes of 9ice,Dbanj,Wande Coal & P Square were trying to outdo each other in offering the unsuspecting public stupid and uninspiring music videos all year round but thanks to banky w, we have something to be proud of.
Modenine's mixtapes kept us company over the years but this year was a little bit different as naija rappers kept on churning out mixtapes upon mixtapes to keep the streets on lock and to re-establish their buzz. from the new short boy on the block "MI(illegal music)" to the regulars "Modenine(09-09-09),Terry da rapman(joe spazm mixtape),Alaye(undeniable)" to the unknowns "beazy(get money,stay fly) etc, we had our ears full and like oliver twist we still want more.who doesn't want to hear a freestyle or eldee mixtape. so you guys keep it coming.
We have to say a big thank you to NBC(nigerian broadcasting corporation) for restoring sanity to the music industry by wielding the big stick. the NBC signaled their intentions to sanitise the music industry by banning songs/videos of some of our favorite artistes which they deemed as too offensive or unacceptable by their standards and ever since there has been a significant drop in the quantity of lewd & offensive music that regularly assaults our ears and eyes.
Normally naija artistes shy away from collaborating with each other for reasons best known to them but 2009 was the year of collabos and super collabos. we had songs like Eldee's "big boy" with Banky W,Olu Maintain & Oladele,P square's "possibility" with Tuface,Bracket's "no time" with P Square,Wande Coal's "you bad" with Dbanj,Knighthouse's "the finest" with Teeto C & Sauce Kid,K Solo's "salo" with Konga,Da grin,LKT & Lord of Ajasa,Yes records's "keep it clean" with 9ice,ID Cabasa,Steel,Jah bless & Gxploits,Jamix's "omo naija" with 9ice,Terry G & M.I,2 shotz's "make some noise" with MI just to mention a few.it has been one eargasm after another all year round.just like tuface will say,jungle don mature.