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5 Nigerian Music Collaborations That Should Never Have Happened!

So much importance is attached to music collaborations in this part of the world, especially when it involves artists whose impressive individual records have inspired thoughts of shared synergy that could produce brilliant collaborations.

Looking back, we have been blessed with some great collaborations between Nigerian artistes with different music styling and gifts, but there has also been quite a number of epic fails that ended up as ‘dirt’ under the carpet or remembered in discussions about collaborations that should, well, not have been happened.

Of the many “failed” collaborations that exists, here is a list of 5 big-name music collaborations that didn’t live up to the surrounding hype:

  • Olamide x Davido – Summer Body

Having an Olamide and a Davido on any song should be enough hype needed to treat the unheard material with high rating. You’d expect two of the biggest Nigerian artistes of different but workable music styles to concentrate their best music elements into a combined effort (like it was done on ‘The Money’) but this combination failed to form a masterpiece on ‘Summer Body’. Rather, the mild buzz the song got beyond the big name factor it enjoys, was because of the shady lyrical injection by Davido. Other than that, ‘Summer Body.’

  • D’Banj x 2Baba – I’m Feeling Good

For what is a collaboration between the two would-be music icons and pioneers of African music to the world movement, one would have thought the song would continue to be talked-about even seven years after its release but the reality shows otherwise; seven years after ‘I’m Feeling Good’ hit the Internet, it is hardly ever remembered. I was even recently asked by a friend if D’Banj and 2Baba ever collaborated.

  • D’Prince – Gentleman ft. Davido, Don Jazzy 

Imagine a lineup of Davido, Don Jazzy bringing all of their mighty music influence and goodwill to a D’Prince song and it still didn’t pop. The 2014 single is another ‘expensive’ collaboration which failed to make a mark.

  • Mr Eazi – Short Skirt  ft. Tekno

As far as the Nigerian music industry is concerned, Tekno and Mr. Eazi are two of the biggest breakout stars of recent years and the two singers have risen to an immense level of prominence, so their collaboration was met with intense anticipation, only to be served cold rather than hot like hit single are served. The controversy surrounding the visual to the song did not help matters.

  • Rudeboy – Dance ft. Timaya

Oh this happened? It would take serious memory juggling to find scraps of thoughts about ‘Dance’, a collaboration between two singing heavyweights of different specialties, two artistes whose talents had been previously married to produce a brilliant record, but on this record it fell flat.

Written by Ibironke Oluwatobi

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  1. Ibironke you are very stupid

  2. Both auto and publisher of this is not well.

    The Rudeboy ft. Timaya – “Dance” is such a hit.

    Summer body is a hit

    Feeling good is OK for me.

    Now Shirt skirt nd Gentleman should be only be on this category

  3. I agree, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion(s). Resorting to insults doesn’t discredit anything it just shows illiteracy.

  4. Dance na hit joooor

  5. Well all I know is that timaya DANCE is up to something abeg

  6. My brother God bless you must be excluded

  7. Dance all the way ooh

  8. and dance is timaya ft rudeboy

  9. Tekno ft Wizkid was a failure…. Fact

  10. #Ibironke, i swear ama ni problem o big problem…it not must to wright stories let me tell you somthing you don’t know know hit song nether hit collabo can thrend for six month in the whole world wide take it or liv it they can only thrend for maximum of four month,so Ibironke try and make a good re-search and make sure you get the real fact of any thing you want to post online cos we out here know what sup in Entertainment world…we day use TX day pax time ni, make u na no day give us sakamaje stories again…FUCK you IBIRONKE FUCK FRESH FACE FUCK FREEKY P FUCK TX…

  11. Abeg dance hit jam oooo

  12. TX have high i swear…

  13. Is dis a dream dat dance is not a hit song mak thunder no fire person oo bcause dance na big hit i mean big hit ?

  14. who be dis dance na big hit

  15. Stupid people of you adding dance by timaya

  16. Hmmm timaya dance was a big hit song I mean is a big hit sing in africa…mumu ppl, and mumu write up by adding timaya song

  17. Idiot ka ibu go and look for work than posting rubbish. And #Tooxclusive if you’re tired you close this site did you hear me? No be anytin u see u post for here.

  18. Short skirt na mad jam joor. The rest, not so much.

  19. So u get mind add dance to ya list, dance is ah big hit, video was on point, d song was dope

  20. Are you kidding me? Summer body, dance nd short skirt re hits.

  21. Ci Boss

  22. Dance DJ’s play everyday at clubs, and u tx deeper life member dat don’t attend clubs be saying shits abt Almighty DANCE…. Don’t worry ur sack letter is ready

  23. Ode naa Rude boy get dance abi naa Timaya ft rude boy

  24. Short skirt is the best HIT……….

  25. Please xclude dance that list

  26. Please xclude dance from that list

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