Nollywood actors turn musicians
The ban placed on some top Nollywood stars by marketers has brought about the emergence of another talent in some of these stars. They utilised the unfortunate situation to have a go at music. However, while some of them are making a mess of it, others are doing very well as they have redefined the soul of entertainment.
Among these Nollywood super stars who are also into music are:
– Genevieve Nnaji:- Her hit track 'No More' was recently selected by Yinka Davies in the Sound City star host as one of the ten top videos. The video artistically is impressive, but the message she conveys is quite ambiguous and she throws tantrums at men who don't appreciate women.
Apart from the hit tract, it is evident with other tracks in the album that she is not a musician, this is why music lovers have advised her to concentrate on her acting career which has brought her to limelight and given her fame and wealth.
-Nkem Owoh – 'I go chop your dollar'
This first album of Osuofiason was said to have sold more than a million copies and was widely accepted, having come from Chukwuka Emelionwe's Kasvid Ventures.
It was gathered that what happened subsequently took the shine of “I go chop your dollar” as Stanley Okorie, the ace sound tracker appeared from no where and claimed that the album was his intellectual property.
According to him, Osuofia was to do the video and had his voice super imposed on it. The one time highest paid actor has since released a second album to prove critics wrong titled 'Osuofia don come again', but this one is not as successful in the market as the first.
—John Okafor – 'Dis Girl'
His album is pretty commendable. Blending romance and activism in one album is a height of creativity. The message is clear in the hit track 'Annoyed' where Okafor a.k.a. Mr Ibu criticises the Nigerian Government for not providing quality life for the citizenry.
The track portrays ladies who manipulate men and cheat them off their hard earned money. The album deserves above average rating due to lyrical packaging, with a professional touch.
– Victor Osuagwu – 'Man na Mumu'
Victor sings in vernacular. He calls his hit track 'Ije Love.' He goes descriptive, telling the story of how men suffer in the hands of women like Genevieve, he displays much of chauvinistic sentiments singing and dancing with traditional Igbo dancers.
Victor deserves credit for his genre of music. He is smart enough to subtitle the video for easy understanding of non Igbo speakers. Though the message in the hit track lacks coherence, with the verses Jamming into each other, he can pass for a musician anytime, anywhere.
– Omotola Jalade – 'Gba'
Omosexy as she is fondly called was reasonably smarter than the listening audience. She incorporated the services of seasoned artistes like Ruggedman, Rymzo, sound Sultan and Pastor Goody Goody to work on her music.
Apart from that, she is a novice in the music industry and her much published album has not received any chart mention. Omosexy is no doubt more of an actress than singer.
–Rich Oganiru – Sugar cane
According to the beefy actor his sojourn into music was a divine call no wonder he created a genre of gospel rhythm with a fusion of local languages like Hausa and Yoruba.
His songs are quite soul touching but he requires some fine tunning here and there.