The music scene today is oversaturated as some would say. You won’t blame them, afterall they are speaking the truth and nothing but the truth. Younger ones with a strong passion to excel debuts on the music scene almost every other day, making it a whole lot more difficult for the now old folks to stand strong in the industry or even stay relevant. As difficult as this has been for the old folks, a number of them have managed to do the needed to stay relevant while others have chickened out or are chickening out. In this piece, INFORMATION NIGERIA takes a look at the older musicians who have stayed relevant over the past decade.
2face: 2face by far tops this list. This is well proven by the fact that his status as a legend in the industry is undisputable; no one argues when you call this man who just turned 40 a legend. Over the past decade 2face has competed favourably with the younger ones in the industry who are turning out good music themselves. 2face has and is still winning awards even at this stage of his career.
P Square: The duo of Peter and Paul Okoye has wowed Nigerians ever since they broke onto the music scene with their first album titled “Last Nite” in 2001 which earned them a nomination as the “Most Promising African Group” in the Kora Awards. Year after year in the past decade, the duo have released massive hits that lovers of Nigerian music cannot get enough of.
D’banj: He was a massive success when he made his debut in 2004 with ‘Tongolo’ and everyone expected him to transform the industry, which he did with the help of his then partner, Don Jazzy. D’banj however has not rested on his hoarse even his success; he’s still doing stuffs that have kept him in demand even at this very competitive time.
Banky W: Real name Olubankole Wellington made his debut in Nigeria at the start of start of the decade with the release of his first album, Back in the Building, which contained the award-winning song “My Regret”. After this amazing album, Banky has wowed us with 3 different albums, the latest being “R&BW” released in 2013.
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