Wednesday, 24 October 2012

List of ‘Sweetest and Sour’ breakups in Nigerian music industry

Nigeria’s entertainment industry has witnessed some break-ups recently and in the time past. Musical groups that made waves are known to have parted ways over irreconcilable differences. The breakup is ‘sweet’ for some, and not fair on others. The list is endless but OMG compiled few groups that once existed
Platashun Bois The hip-hop group which included Ahmedu ‘Blackface’ Augustine, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia and Chibuzor Orji otherwise called Faze, started off in the late 1990s and had three hits – Body And Soul, Sold Out and Plan B – to their credit. But along the line, the band broke up and went their separate ways to launch solo careers.
2Face Idibia later became the only member of the band with a striving career. The breakup has been a treedious blessing for 2face, as Blackface and Faze are yet to have a grand sales in their personal albums.

Kush was made up of Ty Bello, Lara George, Emem Ema and Dapo Toromino. The quartet met at Rock Solid Choir while studying at the University of Lagos. Their debut album was titled The Experience. Later on, a record label in US called DKG music signed them on. The album was produced in London, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. The group split in 2004. Lara and TY are really enjoying the breakup.
KC Presh In 2011, a hip-hop duo known as KC Presh broke up after several years of performing together. KC and Presh had issued a statement claiming that their break-up was a strategy to pursue solo careers after being together for 12 years. They came into the limelight as winners of the 2002 Star Quest.
The Remedies: This group was the pioneer of the hip-hop genre in Nigeria that had a large fan base. The group comprised of Tony Tetuila, Idris Abdulkareem and Eddy ‘Montana’ Brown. The group’s songs Judile and Sakomo launched them into stardom. OMG readers should be the judge of this group
X-Project The trio of the Lorile fame popularly called X-Project is another group that made quite a lot of wave in Nigeria. It had Mojeed Akinwoye, Salieu Zindi and Aziz Kamara. Report indicated that the group splitted when its leader decided to quit.
Trybesmen This group had five members including Eldee, Kaboom and Freestyle who were the initial members and later joined by OlaDele and TKO. Their first singles Trybal Marks and Shake Bodi made waves in the music scene. Till date only two members of the group, eLDee and Freestyle went ahead to record solo albums after the group break up
Infinity The gospel group, Infinity shot to stardom with Olorioko and is still trying to assert itself despite the fact that one of its pioneering members, Kore has left the group.
Maintain This group which released hits like I Catch Cold, I am looking for a Wifey, Alo and Dormitilla, made a great impact on the music terrain while it lasted. After their exit, its members Olu, Tolu and Bamo launched individual music careers with Olu Maintain seeming to be the most successful, musically, among the trio.
Dbanj and Donjazzy worked together they reshaped the music industry with hip-hop artistes on the label such as Wande Coal, Dr SID D’Prince and K-Switch, among others. They took their recording label Mo’ Hits Records to the next level and now they are no more!
Its evident that these two artistes needs the help of one another, their recent works proves this.
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