The music industry in the new year 2018 is just hatching out nicely and we’re looking forward to many unfolding as the year continues to roll by.
Last year was quite exiting towards the last two weeks of that year. A lot of things happened; Wizkid and Davido squashed their beef, Mo’ Hits performed together again on the same stage after 5 years of parting ways. And not forgetting the much talked about union between one of Nigeria’s finest musicians, EME boss, Banky W and his heartthrob Adesua Etomi.
We’re sure some juicy, good, controversial and even sad moments will happen this year. So we will be predicting some of those events.
Mo’ Hits Comeback
Judging from the events at the #30BillionConcert by Davido we are very sure the Mo’ Hits crew will stun the music industry once again in 2018. Don Jazzy may finally decide to work together with D’banj again, ”even if na just one track”. Again we may have a Mo’ Hits Reunion Tape which will include all former crew members, Wande Coal, Dr Sid, D’Prince, etc.
Don Jazzy Finally Getting Married
2018 may be the Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy decides to tie the knot. Why is that? Once very eligible bachelors, D’banj, Banky W finally got married, Don Baba J may draw inspiration from them and take the bold step to settle down. What we don’t know is if Don Jazzy will give us a show or he’ll do it quietly like D’banj.
Tekno And Drake Collaboration
This would make one of the biggest headlines in this new year when TripleMG lead act Tekno pulls a collaboration with OVO honcho Drake. Last year both artistes have been spotted together in video clips and photos. All that speculation will rest when we hear Drake on a track with Tekno or the latter producing a record for the Canadian rap star. Watch out!
Davido X Wizkid Collaboration
Former arch rivals and Nigeria’s biggest music export at the moment Wizkid and Davido ended the beef last December. The fans were served a big surprise as both artists performed together at each others concerts. Our appetite is whet and we just want more from these two stars. A collaboration would be a step in the right direction, hopefully that happens this year.
Artist – Record Label Fight
There is no year that an artist doesn’t fight dirty with his former record label because of an unsanctioned exit. That would not end in 2018. As a matter of fact Kiss Daniel and G-Worldwide are not done yet. Speculation is that there will be another of this kind of drama between record labels and disgruntled artists. It’s only a matter of time.
More Beef And Artists Rivalry
Despite what may have seem like an amiable end of year amongst top Nigerian artists in 2017, the new year will come with new rivalry. Artists will be compared, rivalry will not die out. We expect to see shade, subs and plain loggerheads between certain artists. New rivals may be made in the new year. Let’s watch out.
Baby mama Drama
One of the few things to be expected in 2018 would be baby mama drama. Somehow a Nigerian artist would be called out for being a deadbeat father or there would be denial of paternity. And more baby mamas will be made in the new year it’s just a matter of time.