This is September - the last month in the third quarter of 2013- which ushers in the 'Ember' months!
Entertainers, particularly, music stars know that this period is time for serious business, hence, most of them are already increasing their tempo of success to ensure they end the year on a good ‘musical’ note. (If you know what I mean)
For 2013, the following twelve (12) Stars have soared higher than they've ever soared, and the year must end well for them:
Badoo, as he is popularly referred to, dropped 'First of all' which instantly became a monster hit and created a lot euphoria and ecstasy with fans, popularising some slangs such as ‘Are you a learner?’ He swiftly moved to do a remix of the song featuring the Eja Nla himself, D’banj.
However, he didn’t rest on his oars with that song. He went further and dropped more hit songs such as ‘Durosoke.'
Olamide was awarded the Best rap artiste of the year by City People Entertainment. To have him feature on your song, he demands a fee of a million naira.
Peter and Paul Okoye keep churning out excellent music with lovely beats. They keep studying what fans want and keep giving them that the reason fans won't stop asking for more. Their latest single ‘Personally’ was dedicated to the memory of the icon. An album was released this year called ‘The Greatest Hits’. The album is composed of “No One Like You”, “Do Me”, “Chop My Money”, “Beautiful Onyinye”, “E No Easy”, “Danger”, “Ifunanya”, “Temptation”, and “Bizzy Body”. It also includes one new song entitled “Alingo”. With these hits, the boys have been smiling to the bank.
Star boy Wizzy was crowned the 2013 Musician of the Year (Male) during the City People Nigeria/Ghana Entertainment Awards Wizkid never left the limelight this year. From the beginning of the year till now, Wizzy has worked with lots of acts, within the country as well as foreign acts. So far, he has dropped hit singles like 'Jaiye Jaiye' featuring Femi Kuti; Another is called 'Drop' featuring Nigerian American act, Wale
Wizkid's hit single 'Beat of life (Samba)' won the Hottest Single of the Year from the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
He is currently working on releasing a mix tape this year.
Following the global success of his monster hit Kukere, Inyanya Mbuk has never looked back. Anothe rhit came next - 'Ur waist.’ His second album titled: Iyanya vs. Desire was released on February 6, 2013, by Made Men Music Group. The 19 track album also featured collaboration from M.I, Wizkid, D’banj, Emma Nyra, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, N’abania, May D, Tekno, and Yung L. which has kept his fans dancing, all through 2013..
Davido is just ‘too good’ to be ignored and called a success fluke. Early this year, he released ‘Gobe’ which was and is still a club hit. He didn’t stop there, rather, went ahead to drop another single ‘One of a kind’ which is currently making waves.
#6. Ice prince
Panshak Henry Zamani has garnered so many awards in recent times with the 2013 BET International Act (Africa) and 2013 Eggman Best Musician being the latest awards in his cabinet. He has performed in shows across the world. He was the main act at the party of the just concluded Big Brother Africa 8. From 2012 till date, he has released several singles such as Aboki, VIP, More, Aboki remix. However, the four songs are expected to feature on his upcoming studio album, ‘Fire Of Zamani’, due for a September 7, 2013 release.
#7. Wande Coal
This year, WC released ‘The Kick’ which of course doesn’t need introduction. It was a song that shook the music industry to its foundations. He went ahead and released other songs such as ‘Rotate’ and ‘Kilaju’ which is the latest.
A year doesn’t and can’t go by without him releasing songs and he didn’t disappoint in 2013. His singles ‘Don’t tell me nonsense’; ‘for example’ featuring Kay Switch, his brother ; ‘Nous Les Meilleurs (We The Best)” (featuring Fally Ipupa) and “Money On My Mind” (featuring Kay Switch and J.Sol) Timaya's 'Mind over Matter' featuring D’banj were successful efforts
#9. Burna Boy
Burna Boy appears to have come from nowhere after “Like To Party” became an overwhelming hit all over Nigeria. He caught his biggest hit in 2012. But 2013 saw Burna delivering quality videos for not just his first single off the L.I.F.E album but for his other strong and widely accepted singles such as ‘Tonight’ and ‘Run My Race’ which were produced by Aristokrat in-house producer, LeriQ
#10. Banky W
Mr W returned to the studio after playing executive role in grooming Wizkid and Skales as solo artistes.Already, he has given fans two strong singles this year; Yes/No and Good Good Loving.
The first two singles from the album “Lowkey” and “Yes/No” (which has a spectacular video to it) are receiving rave reviews.
#11. Tiwa Savage
Ms. Tiwa Savage, who recently got engaged and scored a well-deserved renewal of her Pepsi endorsement deal, finally released her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Once Upon A Time’ in 2013. “Eminado” and 'Without my heart' (featuring Don Jazzy on both songs) quickly became fans' favourites.
KCEE, pleasantly surprised both his enemies and friends with 'Limpopo,' which was released in 2013. He successfully gave fans what will probably end up being one of the top three songs of 2013, and followed it up with his new single ‘Okoso’ which was released recently.