7 reunions we would like to see happen!
The Nigerian music industry today, is arguably the biggest in Africa. The industry attained this status, with the help of individuals who worked together as a group or team. But over the years, these groups have broken up and the individuals have gone their separate ways.
Here is a list of the top 7 reunions that we would like to see:
R&B Pop group Styl-Plus, which was one of the hottest music groups in the early 2000s, played an instrumental part in the moulding of the Nigerian music industry at the time, with smash hit singles like Runaway, Olufunmi and Expression.
They are currently away from the mainstream music scene, since Tunde Akinsanmi one of the group’s members, decided to pursue a solo career leaving lead singer Shifi Omoefe and his partner Zeal Onyecheme on their own.
After the group disbanded, none of them made it and we would definitely want this trio to stage a comeback and serve us beautiful R&B tunes they rained on us when they were together.
6. Kennis Music and Marvelous Benji
When you talk about the evolution of the Nigerian music industry, Kennis music is a name that cannot be missed. A lot of artistes passed through this label and many of them became better off after leaving. The most notable being the legendary African pop singer 2face Idibia, but many didn’t survive. One of the artistes that left the label and never recovered, was Reggae Dancehall artiste Banjamin Ukueja, better known as Marvelous Benji. The Delta State born Ajegunle-based artiste who became a household name after the release of his Suo and New Dance singles, decided to cut short his romance with Keke Ogungbe and Kennis Music. Immediately after leaving the label, his career went on a downward spiral before he finally faded away from the scene. We would definitely want to get some of the Suo Ajegunle flavor back.
Record label Knighthouse, under the stewardship of its CEO, Baron Rogba Arimoro discovered and groomed rapper cum singer Mocheddah and in a little over three years, the relationship bore fine fruits, with the artiste dropping her debut album “Franchise Celebrity”. It had hits like If You Want Me and Ko Ma Roll – her biggest single till date. She also won The prestigious Channel O Award for most gifted female video, as well as being named the MTV Brand New Act, both in 2010.
But in 2012, she decided to part ways with Knighthouse and establish her own label Cheddah Music and has since fallen down the pecking order in the industry with New artistes like Yemi Alade, Chidinma Ekile, Omawunmi and a host of others all ahead of her now.
We would love her to go back to knighthouse and be rejuvenated
4. Kcee and Presh
This two literally started from the bottom. After meeting in church and signing up for the maiden edition of the popular TV Show Star Quest, they went on to take first prize and were rewarded with a 4-year music contract with the biggest label at the time – Kennis Music.
They went on to win a series of awards and had the privilege of performing alongside international acts like 50 Cent, Akon, JA Rule, Kanye west, Shaggy, Usher, T-Pain and a host of others. They built on this success and after their contract with Kennis Music expired, they floated their own label, Blingz Records.
After 12 years together, Kcee and Presh who were popularly known as KC Presh, decided to pursue solo careers. While Kcee has been very successful, winning so many awards and endorsements, the same cannot be said of Presh, hence the reason we want them back together.
3. The Remedies
This group which comprised of Tony Tetuila,Eedris Abdulkareem and Eddy Montana, was the pioneering hip-hop group in the country during the late 90’s. During their time together, they released an album which had hits like Belinda, Judile and Shakomo-their biggest song.
They all went solo; with Tony joining the defunct Plantashion Boyz before going on to release You Don hit my car, one of the highest selling songs in Nigeria and gradually fizzled out just like Eddy who dropped Anya Bi Ago and Eedris with his famous Jaga-Jaga single.
Just like the Plantashun Boyz who came together to drop an album for teeming fans, we want the Remedies to do the same
Empire Mates Entertainment has never been the same since two of its proteges – Wizkid and Skales left the label. Well the label didn’t really miss the latter, but all three of them-Banky W, Skales and Wizzy had a relationship that was envied by many in the industry and the last album the label released with the Skales and Wizkid had hits like Baddest Boy, Roll It, Dance For Me and went on to be a massive success.
Although all three of them are doing fine on their own, especially Skales, who blew with Shake Body just after the expiration of his five-year contract with the label.
We would like them to comeback and give us another Empire Mates State Of Mind Album.
1. D’banj and Don Jazzy
This is by far the most talked about break up ever in the Nigerian music industry. Both acts have been doing fine in their respective endeavors, we cannot deny the fact that they are better together. While there are so many stories as to the actual cause of their break up, we cannot deny the fact that we still miss songs like Why Me, Suddenly, Fall In Love and their parting gift Oliver Twist while the romance lasted.
The goodness is that they are being seen together more often and are now working on a few projects together. We surely cannot wait for that to come to see the light of day