Going Out With A BANG! (2012 in review)

The year 2012 fades off leaving us with a lot to remember, celebrate and dance to. In fashion, movies and especially, the music industry. Without a doubt this is the wrongest time not to own a BB or an iphone to capture all these wonderful moments. Bloggers blogged, twitter and facebook went berserk, not to mention the rest of the social net-dom as every week came with it’s own events, gossips, songs and shows. The entertainment scene witnessed a lot of new acts that hit us with their different p’s with old acts like timaya coming back with new styles that changed the dance scene.

There was also a lot of shockers, most notable being the colossal split between the two Mohits music maestros, koko master Dbanj and DonJazzy. So many of us still haven’t gotten over the shock, why dbanj? why donjazzy? And yes, donjazzy does speak, and tweet too. Now we have Mavin records where Mohits used to be, and dbanj rocking with Good Music. A lot of speculations have trailed this split but it seems there may be more to it than meets the untrained eye.

Another dangerous split was from the squareville. No, not between the twins but Psquare and May D also parted ways. Reasons yet unknown but official report says irreconcilable differences. It can be recalled that since his official signing to the label sometime late last year, May D has proven a force to reckon with in the nigerian music industry having dropped chart busters like Chop my money with Psquare which got an Akon remix, his own singles Ile Ijo and Sound track went viral and he became a toast to stake holders in the industry who were quick to jump on features with him.

This year also saw artists like davido, iyanya and wizkid dominating the air waves with a lot of dance songs and state of the art music videos. Iyanya’s kukere and” μ̥я̥ waist” are no doubt strong contenders for songs of the year thanks also to his etighi dance. His prominence continues relentless, of course it does help to have some of the hottest nollywood actresses fighting over you.

Tonto Dikeh joined the train to follow the suit of actresses exploring their musical talents as she dropped a few singles that definitely generated a lot of internet buzz and raised eye-brows. “Hi” one of her singles even went on to set a record as one of the most downloaded singles of the year. Well let’s kick back and wish her a successful career transition as it unfurls.

Davido has had a very successful career this year and has been an unstoppable teenager since he first dropped his Back When video last year. Even his age became a trending topic. His birthday was more or less a concert gig as several friends and fellow artists turned up to mark his 20th bday at Deuces. Notably wizkid was no where to be found, strengthening the rumor about their fall-out. He managed to get a dent on his fresh boy image when a compromising picture of the kid surfaced online thanks to his supposed one-night stand. Now we all just wonna ask him “your girlfriend is fresher than who?”Lol

Wizkid the superstar continues to break grounds making the world quake on his journey to global domination. He is currently a toast in the american music industry having signed under Akon’s Konvict music. Pictures constantly surfacing on the internet of him in the studio with the likes of The Game, Young Jeezy, Wale, kardinal official and the list goes on. His newest bestie CB, yes chris breezy himself even went on giving the kid a shout-out by propping his Dance For Me video on instagram. Well brother, we can only wish you all the best.

Tuface finally tied the knot with his long time rainbow and boo, Annie macaulay in a secret wedding in london. To the dismay of his tons of female fans he has officially quit the singles market. His singles are far from quitting though as his album is currently sitting on charts.

The divas in the industry are definitely stamping their feet down in their expensive louboutins and saying they are here to stay. Notable among these are the savvy Tiwa Savage, colorful Eva Alordiah who doubles as a fashionista, the uber-sexy Seyi Shay, delectible Omawumi and the feisty Waje to mention a few. With their angelic voices and devilish beauties, it’s hard not to be spell bound and dance to their irresistible tunes.

2012 also saw a lot of new artists bring their fresh sounds and attitudes to the scene
Burna boy topping the list got the ladies dripping wet at the poolside with his Like to Party video. His follow up single Tonight only proves he aint playing around and he’s here to stay. Of course he did fall off the stage at the headies and picked up a tweetfight with Tonto Dikeh but these have only made him more relevant.
Hypertek’s very own, Dammy Krane is without a doubt one of the biggest things to hit the music scene this year. With tracks like My Dear and Ligali, he’s doing a great job bridging the gap between Fuji and contemporary hip hop. His contagious energic stage craft only further consolidates him as a true entertainer.
Ajebutter 22 also hit us with his different sound and swag with Omo Pastor and Serenre. He’s currently enjoying a lot of love in the industry.
From the stables of knight house, Phenom is literarily busting up the charts with banging rap songs like Omo Naija and Murder dem. The list of these new acts only goes on and we wish them all the best.

It’s safe to say this year leaves a lot of promise and has only set the stage for a better 2013. Well all we can do now is enjoy the beautiful sounds of 9ja and dance our *sses off to their unrelenting beats. Catch me trying not to break my hips doing this etighi dance and hopefully we’re looking forward to the next dance to take over from azonto. On this note I wish you all a super-duper new year’s.

Your favorite boy next door- Just Pressplaybaeby.

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