2014 is gone with its disappointment and 2015 is fresh, full of hope. PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at five Nigerian artistes who need to release an album in 2015 to continue their rise, end long droughts or make up for dismal efforts in 2014.
The former Mo’Hits and Mavin Records man tops the list of artistes for whom a new album is overdue. His critically acclaimed debut, Mushin to Mo’Hits was released six years ago and since then a string of singles.
After leaving Mavin Records in 2014, Coal launched his own Black Diamond label. Fans are hopeful that a sophomore album will follow.
Eja Nla ended 2014 and kicked off 2015 on very good note with an electrifying performance at the New Year’s Eve Lagos Countdown. The DB Records frontman failed to release in 2014 the album which he told PREMIUM TIMES would commemorate his 10th year on the Nigerian music scene.
Hopefully, he would get to celebrate his “10th year” in 2015.
The WKG head spent 2014 releasing a few barely acknowledged singles. His last album was in 2011.
Naeto C, who failed to sign on any artiste on his label seems not to have any chemistry with current producer, E-Kelly. Probably time to return to TY Mix who helped with hits like Kini Big Deal and just maybe the rapper turned singer’s fans would get an album in 2015.
One of 2014’s revelation was Runtown. Known for his songwriting, he featured on some of the year’s top singles such as WizzyPro Emergency. He was also rumored to have penned Davido’s Aye.
With a talent like his, an album would further establish him on the Nigerian music scene.
The dancehall artiste won 2014 with the remix of Girlie O featuring Tiwa Savage, his features on Seyi Shay’s Murda and WizzyPro’s Emergency.
He crowned it all by winning the much coverted Next-Rated award at the 2014 Headies. If any one needs an album to continue his reign, is this guy