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Top 10 Nigerian Artists Who Failed In 2014.

..... and it is time
to look at the report card on who won in the music
year and those who lost out.
Here are the losers of 2014 ! (In no particular order)..

1--- May D : May D seem to be the architect of his
own misfortune. Since releasing his debut album,
the self acclaimed Sure Boy has been a very lazy
artiste, choosing not to put out records every now
and then. When he does, he seem to put out decent
records… If he does this constantly, he would
have released a hit record in the music year but he
was only able to release one single all year,
titled Ibadi. The video for the record came out
only few weeks ago. If the likes of Davido,
Wizkid can be releasing songs almost every
month, May D has no excuse for his laziness.
He had a fantastic 2013 though.

2---- Wande coal
One of the biggest losers this year is
Wande Coal. His work ethic also can be
questioned. He was able to put out smash singles
out in the year with Baby Hello, My Way and Plan
B all dropping in 2014 but somehow, Wande Coal
failed to match his previous height. The 29 year
old still hasn’t released any project since 2009.
That is almost 6 years now.

3-- D'banj,
D’Banj has struggled to achieve musical
success since parting ways with his former
business partner, Don Jazzy. Business wise,
D’Banj did well for himself though, with his
recent deal being the one he signed with Beats by
Dre, however he failed on musical grounds having
released more than 4 singles in 2014, Koko Master
doesn’t headline any show these days

4--- HKN GANG ( b-red, Sina Rambo, deekay, danagog
Davido might have achieved musical
success for himself however his role as a record
label chief has to be questioned. Despite all the
cash he has, connect, fame etc, the 22 year old
music sensation doesn’t look like he will ever sign
a music artiste that can make it in Nigeria’s music
scene. All his 4 artistes have released at least 2
singles each in 2014, with all of them featuring
him on a song aside Deekay. However, none of
the 4 released a radio/club friendly single in
2014… They all released at least 1 video each.
Total failure. 

5--- Modenine 
Popularly crowned as Nigeria’s best
rapper of all time, Modenine failed in 2014. No
show, no endorsement, no hit single, nothing!He
even released an album tagged Above Ground
Level in July featuring artistes like Ice Prince, Don
Jazzy, Reminisce, 9ice… Modenine still didn’t
achieve musical success in the year, no wonder he
was snubbed at the Headies 2014. The rapper
himself admitted music has given him fame and
not money in a recent interview. 

6--- Ruggedman 
According to Ruggedman, he
kickstarted Nigeria’s music revolution, but he has
never been part of the revolution. The rapper also
rolled out singles in 2014 with the most
“successful” featuring another artiste who made
this list Wande Coal (Bad combination)… The
rapper isn’t getting gigs and awards however.
Ruggedybaba is making money from his clothing
line though.

7--- Vector
Vector swore he is going to make a
comeback with his 2014 mixtape, #A7… #A7 was
released in September 1st and till date none of the
records on the tape has gone viral. He recently
released a video for one of the
songs, Shiga. Business wise, Vector did cash out
though, he was able to sign a deal
with Vitafoam according to reports.

8-- Kayswitch 
Kayswitch: Another year another disappointment
from Kayswitch. Widely believed to be more
talented than his brother D’Banj, Kayswitch still
hasn’t made a name for himself in Nigeria’s music
scene since Mo’Hits era.

It appears Tonto Dikeh has given up
on her quest to be a music star. The 29 year old
signed into D’Banj’s DB records label in 2014…
She released a single under DB Records imprint
but ever since, her momentum and passion seem to
have vanished. Poko Baby has since returned to
her first love acting.Her label boss D’Banj also
made this list.

10-- Samklef 
Producer Samklef couldn’t get his music
career going in 2014. Despite picking fights with
Wizkid for publicity reasons, the former hitmaker
had a negligible music year. He released an album,
droped 5 singles, 3 music videos… Still his music
year was nothing to write home about.


Meanwhile the pressure just got real oooo! My cab driver in Enugu from my Uni days who I haven't seen in years just called my phone. I thought he was just calling to wish me a happy new year or something. After the pleasantries he got serious and said he actually called to ask me why I'm not married or why I haven't taken in. He said for all these years he's been waiting for me to call him and tell him that I need him to be on stand by because my igba-nkwu is the next weekend and I'll need him to transport my guests from Enugu airport to Anambra state. I tried to dismiss him with "God's time is the best" but he was having none of that. "Nwando everytime I call that's what you will be telling me (he calls me about 2 or 3 times a year to say hello). Please it has to happen now. Why you no even come village for Christmas, people dey find husband during Christmas for village oooo! Nwando you supposed don enter your husband house, pikin supposed don enter your bele" Hia!!! Mr James biko kwa


  1. The moment I saw the heading of this post, I just knew D'banj would be on that list. And tonto too? Haba, she's only moonlighting with that her music career, so they shouldn't even have included her.

    Mr James should face his work jare. Maybe he would have opened his own transport line by now.
    Lol @ "pikin suppose don enter your belle". Nigerians and their 'concerned well wisher' syndrome.

  2. Thelma are u sure mr James doesn't want to marry you?

  3. People still think Tonto is a musician?I dnt understand her
    Mayb Mr James has sum1 for u in the village o
    God's time actually is the best,he might surprise u this coming year

  4. The Mr. James is a funny man, did he already prepare a hubby for you? Lol. And, the list is kinda true BT is Tontolet even a musician? Chai

  5. Lol@mr James belle suppose don enter,hmmmmm Thelma seems Mr James has a hussy for u,u never can tell.

  6. D'banj should be no. 1. Nice n Timaya should also be in the list.

    meanwhile that your driver is so funny. statements like that should just get you laughing and move on. God makes everything beautiful in his own time. Stay blessed T.

    A Bili

  7. Mr. James has the hots for you, he's just too shy to say it. Lol @ his 'concern'.

  8. Nawa for Mr James o. Rotfl@ you suppose don enter husband house. Pikin suppose don enta your belle. Thelma, probably Mr James has a crush on u but he's too shy to say it.

  9. Lol @ Mr James, he truly cares jor


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