Many familiar with the Nigerian Music industry will remember the name H-Man. Humphrey Okeke popularly known as H-Man was a household name in the late 2000s. He emerged on the scene the same way the likes of Wizkid and Davido have done in recent times when he dropped his single ‘Ndoli Ndoli’ sometime in 2008, the single became a major hit and made him an instant success in the game.
H-Man was able to get the likes of MI and 9ice on some of his songs whilst the likes of Clarence Peters and DJ Tee directed his videos. He released further singles and videos for songs like ‘Scared of love’, ‘H-Man Party’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Uwadiwe’, though none of his other singles hit the same height as ‘Ndoli Ndoli’, they kept him in high demand prior to the release of the full album in 2009. The album was a 12 tracker album and featured the likes of ID Cabasa, J Sleek and K Solo as producers.
Following the success of his hit song, he was able to win the award for the ‘Best Contemporary Afro Music Video’ at the 2008 edition of the NMVA’s. Much was expected from the musician after this but his story has not gone according to script as the singer has been engulfed in various controversies that have altered his career, though some argue that he always had limited talent and ‘Ndoli Ndoli’ was only a flash in the pan. He recently tried to make a comeback unto the scene after a three years break which saw him going to further his studies in the UK by teaming up with August Pee Entertainment headed by producer VC Perez some years back but even that failed to re-ignite his career.
We hear he may have finally given up on being a performing artiste now and has decided run a record label.
Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs