Some stars came into the Nigerian music scene and like meteorite , they were up in the sky , shining like light and having so many fans endeared to their heats .
But in 2016 , it was as if their light started dwindling . When so many thought they might have been cooking something in the studio hoping such would be released before the end of the year , these stars lived on past glory while new acts sprang up and some of their contemporaries shone brighter .
Not just a few believed Omawunmi would excel going by her performance during the Idols reality show that shot her into limelight in 2007 .
She has cemented her name as an achiever and force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian entertainment scene . Her sophomore album , ‘ Lasso of Truth , ’ which was released in 2015 was said to be a commercial success .
Omawumi managed to break that jinx where just male artistes had held sway in the music scene for a long time .
But fast forward to 2016 , not much was heard from the singer musically. Thank God for social media anyway , but for Instagram where the babe would always post one or two stuff , her presence would have dwindled considerably .
Yes , she managed to release a song with Grammy Award winner , Angelique Kidjo but did it have a very positive impact in her career in 2016 ? No !
Anyway , fans still love her and hope that not only would she change her hairstyle in 2017 , she would also come up with better and bigger hits .
And like her bestfriend Omawumi , Waje was almost pushed to the background this year.
Save for ‘ The Voice Nigeria ’ which kind of kept her busy as a judge in the reality show , Waje ’ s impact in the music scene was almost insignificant .
Waje has been busier on social media than in the studio this year. Yes , fans got to know more about her grown up daughter and her cool dresses which she proudly showed off every now and then . And of course , she also proudly showed off her figure as she transformed from a plus-sized babe to a much trimmer lady .
The last time Waje released her self – titled album was in May 2013 . The album was critically acclaimed but ever since then , she has been releasing single tracks.
This year, the music diva has been able to release only one track which she titled ‘ Ominiknowest . ’ It was once reported that the singer planned to take a four year break from music . So the question is, has she started the hiatus ?
Chidinma ‘ Miss Kedike’ Ekile is a typical example of the expression that great things come in small packages.
The Project Fame winner started strong after the competition winning any award that she was nominated for . One of such milestone awards is the Kora and she was the first female musician to get to the number one spot on the MTV Base top ten countdown . With her trailblazing success , she won the admiration of many as several celebrities have openly confessed that they have a crush on the petite damsel .But that was long ago .
This year, Chidinma was busier arousing people’s curiosity as to whether she is dating artiste , Flavour or not especially when she deleted all the pictures on her social media page save for hers and Flavour ’ s .
It seems that the star is fast fizzling out of the industry . Not much has been heard from the singer musically this year. Her recent song , ‘ Fall in Love, ’ which she released some weeks ago does not have the same buzz that always characterises songs .
So many fans expect Chidinma to wake up in 2017 .
D ’ banj
‘ Oh, how the mighty has fallen ’ would certainly be the expression on so many peoples ’ minds especially when they think of the self – acclaimed entertainer and Kokomaster , D ’ banj .
With his ‘ nothing – dey – happen ’ attitude since he broke up from his partner and friend Don Jazzy , D ’ banj has yet to make any strong impact musically .
But thank God for his song ‘Emergency ’ which was released early in the year, it was a good work and so many people felt D ’ banj had finally survived the break-up .
Alas , his ‘ Focus , ’ ‘ If no be God , ’ ‘ Breaking New ’ and ‘ Gifted ’ didn ’t make any impact at all . D ’ banj needs to step up his game in 2017 , otherwise his career would land in Emergency Room !
Well , thank God for ‘Krukere , ’ nobody would have known Iyanya apart from the fact that he was a sensation at the then Project Fame competition .
Another thing that stood him out is his sexy body which makes ladies – old and young – go wild ! But how has that affected his career in 2016 ?
His controversial exit from Ubi Franklin ’ s Triple M Records made more headlines than the release of his following songs, ‘ Type of woman , ’ ‘ Nothing Mega , ’ ‘ Yoga song , ’ ‘ Sukumma , ’ ‘ Why , ’ and ‘ Heartbeat . ’ Just a handful of people would have ‘felt ’ the songs .
With his new marriage to Don Jazzy ’ s Mavin , who knows , 2017 might be a better year as hopefully , the ace producer would give Iyanya his Midas Touch.
It seems Wande Coal found his sound late this year with the new song , ‘ Iskaba , ’ which he released few weeks ago . Before then , nothing much was heard from the young man. His first album , ‘ Mushin to Mo ’hit ’ was a collector ’ s item but his sophomore album , ‘ Wanted , ’ which was released in 2015 was not really wanted by a lot of people as many have described the album as a flop .
Hopefully 2017 would be better for the dreadlock wearing singer .