9ice is considered as one of the best Nigerian indigenous artiste of our Generation without a doubt. He’s given us solid albums, but the quality of his recent music has giving fans and pundits these days cause for great concern. “Me Thinks it’s high time he dropped the mic”
*playing Certificate (the album) while I rant*
I mean, is there any one who doesn’t know that album? I’ll shoot for about 50 percent of his fans do, and for those who don’t know the album; it’s his first album which didn’t give him what he asked for “Fame”. But, I guess it was the album a lot of people knew about and forgot.
“Gongo-Aso” the single/album is the one that stole so many hearts, and became a Nigerian National Anthem for three solid years i believe and till date it can be considered as a classic without a doubt.
That was about five years ago when 9ice was very nice humble, and not that cocky. His music was loved by pretty much everyone. He’s had 5 Solid albums, and not so many nigerian aristes have given us that . I’d give that to him but his music has become utterly wack as of late.
Gongo Aso –
Bashorun Gaa –
This is where he stopped making good music. A lot of critics have argued that his marriage affected his music greatly but “Met hinks Adigun is the Problem.” I mean, some critics will still disagree that the last two albums were below par, but technically 9ice stopped making the music we wanted to hear after Tradition.
What happened to 9ice ? “He’s wack now” I read, every time an angry fan starts ranting, and sometimes when you say the truth you are considered as a Hater. (Nigerian mentality). As far as I’m concerned 9ice is a Legend to me. He’s given me 5 solid albums i can play over and over again and i won’t get tired.
So What Happened to 9ice ? “Ohun Adigun Ti Ha”
MaritaL problems? No ! Fela Married 27 wives and made good music while at it , so I don’t think that was never the problem.
I think dropping two albums at the same time creates “Shit” Music. I understand sometimes an artiste will leave their comfort zone and try to be unique, but not dropping two albums at the same time. We only ask for 1 Album adigun!
That’s one Problem. We know you are Good, we love your music. No need for a double album, you are gradually de-ranking your name.
Another Problem; Nigerians Artistes and humility. That word is so foreign to them. Once they start making money, it’s “I need a new team.” That’s the first thing they think about. I can see it happening in the nigerian Music industry today. Word to D’banj in that category, wizkid who might be a new recruit in that category soon. No matter how good you make music, once you let your fame take over you, it’s the beginning of the end. I don’t care how good your music is. You going down some way or the other. Without the Fans there is no You! (Word to every Cocky Nigerian artiste)
It’s really sad.
The veteran Producer who pretty much is responsible for 9ice’s fame besides God. He produced his first album and the sophomore album we consider as one of the best albums we have in our generation.
I don’t know where and how they met but they both came from the streets of Bariga and their chemistry was awesome. It was like D’banj and Don jazzy making endless music.
What happened between both artistes, we don’t know till date. But ID Cabasa’s absence in 9ice music is the main reason why his songs are now “Shit” The Jay 17’s Production on Life Drama came close to the “Old” 9ice but the production was weak, u can feel that 9ice music from 5 years ago but…….
Getting Back Together ?
That would be great. Good music might be made but at this rate i think it won’t happen. 9ice has gotten to the stage where the mic needs to be kept in the box and let’s enjoy his old music. Critics have argued that 9ice won’t survive being an A-List artiste in the next 5 years. “Baba Na to Retire Remain”
Nigerian Artistes get comfortable after getting that fame, forgetting that after God it’s the bloggers who made them. After dropping Aje & Seven, two shitty tracks of the recently released albums “CNN”, the Gongo aso crooner made it clear to the public that bloggers are now to be paying his music to post his songs.
I mean “Where they do that at ?”
Bloggers, artistes we all need each other. Blogging your song is a way showing appreciation to your music, so you don’t let arrogance come over you and think you are god.
“Even Jay Z no dey Para Like this, wetin”
This is Why the Nigerian Industry will never be great. Too much arrogance. Humility is not a word associated with some and, only a few pose to be humble. I was irritated when he stated bloggers should pay for his songs, but i waited for his album(s) to drop before i commented about it.
He even made a video. Imagine . You can take them out of bariga but you can’t take the Bariga character out of them
Watch the Video Below:
9ice wouldn’t dare to say this 5 years ago, but he got too comfortable to the extent of making “Wack Music.” His Album dropped few days ago, and the circulation was very slow, wasn’t even on itunes or , for an A-List nigerian artiste. I had a Feeling it was shit anyways so i just waited for it.
At first listen, I literally thought I downloaded a wrong album, and i wanted to cry. How did 9ice get to this Point? The Man that gave us numerous hit singles now mumbles with his croaked voice.
“You don’t come up with this ‘Don’t play my music’ Fiasco and end up recording this trash”. – Gidilounge CEO tweeted after listening.
You don’t expect we bloggers to pay and post your wack music sir. That won’t happen.
Review on CNN & GRA
Both albums are below-par. I won’t call it completely “trash” because there are some songs that will take a pass, but this is the most annoying album since Dr Sid’s Siduction.
Dear 9ice, It’s high time you retired. Let us enjoy the old music, stop breaking our hearts with shitty music. Forever a fan, but the Jig is Up Sir keep the mic. Thank you for the music, we will remember you for that.