What is really up with Nollywood actors and actresses trying to delve into music these days? I’m not saying that actors and actresses can’t sing, and I believe that some have the ability to do both, but please, they should make sure that what they are putting out is quality and not a random “let me try and see if it will work” kind of music.
I tried hard not to say anything when Genevieve did her song a couple of years ago. As much as I respect what she has done for Nollywood and for the Nigerian community, I have to say those songs were completely wack. I mean for real, Genevieve, please just stick with the movies. U’re great at it, but not at music.
Next came Omotola. Hmmm… I love Omotola in movies also, and she’s one of those very unique actresses in nollywood that really blend into their roles, but her new song, Feel Alright, is mediocre at best and doesn’t make me “feel aright” at all. Infact it makes me feel all-wrong. And please tell me this is not the real video for that song cos I’ll start crying blood right now. No really… I will. I mean in this day and age of chasis high quality naija music videos, this can’t possibly be a real video. Let’s wait and see if it actually is the official video.
Then Mr Jim Iyke did his own. Where does someone even start with this song? I mean did he really think getting a washed up 2face on his song will make anyone like it any better? No… this is just straight up trash and should never
have been released. I’m sorry Mr Iyke, but rapping/singing or whatever u were doing on that song is not for you. 2face did ok on the song though… I can’t even hate on that but his part was over-shadowed by Jim Iyke’s “tougher than you rhymes”. Mr Iyke, you’re a big boy in Nollywood so please don’t ruin your rep by trying to prove that you can rap or that you are hard. Who are you? U’re someone that just might be out of job if you continue rapping. Just saying. No come break my head abeg….lol.
This Nollywood actor/actress turned rapper/singer is really not working so far. It might in the future but right now it’s definitely not working. Nkem Owoh did pretty good cos of his comic spin on the songs he did, but besides that, I can’t, off the top of my head, think of anyone else from Nollywood that has done well in the music industry. Let’s focus on improving the quality of naija movies before we start singing and rapping and all that. No be by force to enter music biz man. With that being said, I’m waiting for Pete Edochie to drop his hot new single “Check out my Bear-Bear swag!!!” Blazing hot single son!!!
Anyways check out Jim Iyke’s song “Who am I?” featuring 2face below, and Omotola’s song “Feel Alright” below that.