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5 Music Artiste Who Have Lost Their Sauce

Posted by Temitope Delano on August 30, 2016 in Editorial · 82 Comments


Commercial success and relevance in the music industry is no easy feat to achieve, however a few recording artistes in the business, have effortlessly snagged these medals, enjoyed them for a bit and then pawned them. Some didn’t pawn them, instead they left them out for the dogs to own but to be honest, having and maintaining fan appeal is birthed majorly from possessing that sauce and in a room half full with hungry, uninvited men, just a few can get the sauce right?

For this post, we will be discussing five artistes who have lost their sauce. Few of them are celebrated veterans while a few others hit the limelight in recent years before losing again to join the bunch of hacks already licking their wounds in the game. Here are 10 music artistes who have lost their sauce in the game.

This list is in no particular order

DBanj

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Let it be known that I have an enormous amount of respect for this artiste, but over the years, it seems the Kokomaster has lost his ‘Koko.’ For years, Dbanj, churned out hits after hits, making his music the definition of social, like for real, if you did not know all the lyrics to Tongolo, Why Me…., amongst several other tracks then you have not lived. Many blamed his downward spiral on his split from former business partner, Don Jazzy, a claim he tried to debunk with an emergent move with the ‘Emergency’ a track, which did restore a bit of luster to his waning career, but faded out in no time., things came back to a trickle and a final  Not one to give up, things came to an halt with a ‘Breaking News’ that he had just released a gospel track he probably believed would help put him back on the track but instead ruined it all, not just for him but for gospel music itself.

 

Chidinma

Chidinma

I just typed in the name Chidinma on google and nothing pertaining to music cropped up, all I saw where interviews on how she grew up and what not [means even the media houses who interviewed didn’t think to highlight that one thing that made her known to us all on their sites]. From her first stint at music at the MTN music reality show to her signing with her then label, Chidinma, ensured she stamped her signature in  all our hearts with not only her vocals but her penchant for making hits until she decided fashion was way better. From being the first female act to land a number 1  spot on MTV base Official Naija Top 10 chart  with the song ‘Emi Ni Baller’ from her yet to be released sophomore album to her now Sasha P protegee stance, Chidinma, seems to have lost that sauce [In music that is]. Our wounds have turned into scars Chidinma, I feel it’s about time, you make some music, if not, pull an Illbliss already.

 

Davido

Davido

Save for his major endorsement deals and social media, I Doubt Davido, would still be on our radar. Just past 2012, after the release of his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo, which had the entire nation dancing, he took a wrong turn somewhere and is yet to figure which road is the right one. Yes, he has managed to put out some good songs from his yet to be released sophomore album, but still Davido seems to have lost that glow we all first saw in him. I mean, no one really wants to know your private ish, come on now…yes, we get it kids get to act out somehow, but come on!! you is a dad now, get your acts together and drop some sounds, huh sorry, good sound. We are done hearing about your sexcapades, baby mama ish and whatnot..and the four years stall in releasing his sophomore album is just beyond sad.

 

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

She had Johnny, then  kissing and Nigeria became her playground, then came the Mama Africa Illusion, she decided was a smart move for her brand. What that decision did eventually do to her brand, am certain the littlest kid in country knows….I hate to break it to you Yemi Alade’s fan, Mama Africa isn’t so mama anymore. From her over-milked ‘Nagode’ track down to her sophomore album, Yemi Alade redefined sadness in every language. Would it hurt mama Africa to get some African help? Nah, after-all, that is what everyone seems to be doing these days.

9ice

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Now, it hurts my soul that 9ice, is on this list. Everyone knows his music was the soundtrack to most people’s life. Yes, back in 2007, 2008, this musically inclined act gave us songs that ensured traditions stayed alive, before his once booming career came to a screeching halt following split from friend/producer, ID Cabasa and marital issues  Since them, making a comeback as proved to be a huge Viktoh, as even with the numerous songs he has released since then, and even a stint at politics, its seems Adigun, doesn’t have that sauce anymore. I can only respect this man for his determination and will but again…..not saying he should retire, but you’d be surprised what a little break, exposure and some firing/hiring can do to one’s career.

 

DISCLAIMER: The thoughts expressed in this article are solely the author’s. They are not in any way connected with, or a representation of tooXclusive.com.

 

Written by: Tope Delano

@Tope_Delano

 





ABOUT AUTHOR
Tope Delano, is a creative content writer/editor at tooxclusive.com. She is a graduate of English and Literary studies who enjoys writing and listening to music. When she is not writing or listening to music, you will definitely find her reading or watching a romantic comedy movie
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  1. OP I think you should focus more on your lifr

    • I can bet ma left balls tis guy is a nairalander…op gini? Y nt call lalasticlala ..lmao

      • Lwkmd, I swear u get am na dem dey use OP…dem doncarry dier wahala come dis site again. This list is not complete though, tuface, ruggedman, soundsultan, dem suppose join

    • Ode, the writer just said the things most people. R scred of saying n u decide on showing how foolish you are by typing this pathetic line, bros go back school biko. @Tope_Delano, you couldn’t have said it better

  2. Davido and Yemi Alade are still A list artistes, I don’t see why they should be on the list when the likes of Iyanya, Ice Prince & even 2baba are not mentioned. I get it, Tubaba is a legend but so is Dbanj, so it is hypocritical to mention Dbanj and considering the fact that he has had more hits than Tubaba in recent years.

    • you right bro…dbanj deserves whatever tuface got, if not more.

  3. Oga wey 2face?

    Wat major shows, endorsement, hit song or moves has 2face made in d last 4 yrs? His last two albums didnnt make rave..??

    Y’all ffuked up blogger are always get ready to hit on d’banj, buh 4k u..even none of ya alist artiste get shows or endorsement pass him..go figure mofos..ama ara here

    • true talk

  4. Good topic..and since it is clearly stated that the write up is solely the thoughts of the writer, we cant crucify a man for having his ideas.
    But I dont think Yemi Alade should be on that list as she has churned out two good singles of late with videos to match. Davido meanwhile is working on his EP and is trying to build his artistes so he hasnt had time to put out material. Almost the same for Wizkid. Dammy Krane should have made this list imo.

  5. ^^^

  6. Nice article.. You are a very good writer.. You should own your personal blog already

  7. Proof read your article before posting it

  8. Foolish listing by tooxclusive which makes your blog foolish… Mumu nor get watin to do with he time.

  9. cool list

  10. Would be nice if we made our statements without having to use abusive words. this is a very nice write-up even tho the writer was expressing his View. Inside of us, we know that all the names of the whole artists that was mentioned were largely true. We musn’t forget he said 5 of the …. He never said ‘The Only 5…’ Davido has surely lost his sauce… so has D banj. The truth is that we all know Dbanj is a Legend, but as music fans, we still expect legendary materials from them.. And yes… Yemi Alade is gradually fading out… making Tiwa look unbeatable even without much work to do. Chidinma is not doing bad… she has never been an A-List Artist before, but she has always been on the Top there and she has never dropped any bit. Nice is gone…

    • U dey craze

  11. Would be nice if we made our statements without having to use abusive words. this is a very nice write-up even tho the writer was expressing his View. Inside of us, we know that all the names of the whole artists that was mentioned were largely true. We musn’t forget he said 5 of the …. He never said ‘The Only 5…’ Davido has surely lost his sauce… so has D banj. The truth is that we all know Dbanj is a Legend, but as music fans, we still expect legendary materials from them.. And yes… Yemi Alade is gradually fading out… making Tiwa look unbeatable even without much work to do. Chidinma is not doing bad… she has never been an A-List Artist before, but she has always been on the Top there and she has never dropped any bit. Nice is gone… Thanks

  12. Agree with the writer,most especially on yemi alade. her team should ve branded her to be that African chik that is not cheap ‘diva’ and not Mama Afica.She is really struggling, only this year she has promoted 5 single non really became hit(Ferrari tried).But yemi will bounce back bcos she is hardworking The most painful one for me is chidinma naija was ready to show her love , she was our darling but she consistently failed to give us single even when she did they were dead on arrival.

  13. Davido should not be on this list are you SICK?

  14. nice list ithink chidinma she is doing international corroboration like de song ft john making ft Nesly ft hiro and ft kollins but she need to work hard.davido had lost to wizkid

  15. Dr sid and dprince

  16. Mind you, Davido has not lost his sauce he is very much involve in the game just because he has been a little quite for the better part of 2016 does not mean he has lost it. He is working on new projects with regards to his Sony music deal too and he also started his own imprint as well and signed new artists and promoting them too. this guy will be 24 in November what the fucking sauce are you talking about now?? check your stats before you write okay he has also assisted 3 major hit songs this year (Osinachi, Wait, Wetin dey) making go waves and keeping him relevant in the game… @Talk2hopesonx

    • u call wait and wetin dey hit.osinachi remix became hit bcos of drama involved .Davido have not been up to scratch,his features has been below par.even though wizkid has no single most of his features this year has been top notch .But I disagree with d writer on davido being on the list.He still has major project on the way that can change naija music industry(I have my doubt) but pray he pulls through

    • No Love lost on Davido… but sincerely, he’s disappointed even his haters this year with his haters having nothing to criticize him about anymore. His Features have been somewhat of a joke as compared to his status. I understand that his new deal is a recording deal which restricts him from releasing any song which is not thoroughly scrutinized by the Sony Mgt Team, but then, i wonder how he’d be able to keep his fans buzzing without loosing them cos the Sony I know wouldn’t mind keeping you jobless for the entirety of your deal instead of releasing quack songs that would affect their Brand Name.

  17. But some people though why should u call D’banj and leave tu face, what is davidos name doing there and was it yemi alade’s name I just saw think u guys are joking were’s damy krane, drsid, pasuma, yung6ix,Mi I’m sorry u guys are playing

  18. wey mocheddah na.

  19. I think the writer is right bcuz, ever since davido sign a record deal with sony music he gat no single of his. and to chidinma, she is just lost in what to do wetha to follow 9ja rubish or follow doing good music with some other country artiste. 4 me d’banj is a lagend, if u must mention d’banj in ur list that’s meanz u must include 2face nd p.sqaure. In short every bodi in 9ja have chang style of singing especialy olamide nd his friend phyno.

    • you can’t include 2face. he is not doing badly even the last headies he won an award.

  20. lmao, what the hell man! davido ke? yemi alade ke? dbanj? dude pls rethink… uve lost your davido. but how can you say Davido has lost his sauce? nawa o

  21. I disagree with you on davido and yemi alade

  22. I disagree with D’banj and Yemi….whr is Dammy krane, dr sid, 2face, Terry g, Faze e.t.c

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  24. Wia d fuck z kcee???????

  25. hmmm nice write up

  26. I bet my balls dat jim pornpuff wrote dis shii,keep hiding ur hypocrite face behind fake handles..disclaimer my foot.pls mention 1 single Davido dropped afta his 1st album dat wasnt a hit n i wil show u a verified hater…tooxclusive has also lost her sauce n taste

  27. I wonder why YEMI ALADE & DAVIDO is on the list… Oga author how do you define music? easy ooo

  28. The writer already stated that the views expressed are personal views.why are some people having issues with whose name is and isn’t on the list?

  29. The writer already stated that the views expressed are personal views. Why are some people having issues with whose name is or isn’t on the list?

  30. The writer already stated that the views expressed are personal views.why are some people having issues with whose name is and isn’t on the list?

  31. What is Davido doing on this list?..How can a man who released atleast 4 hit singles in 2015(Fans Mi,The Sound,Owo Ni Koko,The Money) be losing his sauce?..How can someone who has been on 2 of the biggest songs this year(Bahd Baddo Baddest,Osinachi Remix) be losing his sauce?..How can someone who right now has the biggest single to hit ratio of any artiste in Naija be losing his sauce(everysong that man has dropped is always a hit,give me one single of his that wasnt a hit and ill debunk it with numbers/chart performance!…Before you say Davido has lost his sauce let him first drop a single and it flops,but until then putting Davido on this list is WRONG.

    • Anyone who said Davido has lost his Sauce is 75% Correct cos truly, he’s not lived up to the billings of late. Owo ni Koko was released in 2014. And His 2015 was not massive as projected. His 2 Songs ‘Dodo’ and ‘The Money’ could not match Baba-Nla of Wizkid who is supposed to be his Level Mate… (Unless you’re clearly attesting that Wizy is far better than him). Wizy’s Baba Nla topped Naija Itunes from the 2nd week of release to a record breaking 12 week consecutively. Wizy has not dropped any single for his Naija Fans this year, but we all know that he’s been the most relevant Artist in Africa at the moment… (Go watch His One Africa Music Fest Performance). The fact is simple. we expect something better from Davido and not this sort of Cold response… We believe in him and that is why we are expecting a lot from him.

  32. Also,if you’re going to put Davido there,then put P-Square and Lil Kesh there too tf…How many hit songs have they dropped this year?..Yoou just wanted to put Davido there because of your dislike for him…smh i cant wait for this man to prove all of you naysayers wrong

  33. Why do we have so many foolish, educated morons in Naija? He said it from his own point of observation. Though, I was expecting him to mention people like Sauce kid, Naeto C but the names are okay if you really know what critical and futuristic observation is all about. This is very constructive.

  34. Na Ogun go kill u for adding Davido. God punish u. I don’t think u updated. Lost is sauce or wah. Na Ogun go burn ur mouth. Mad man

  35. its funny how some people here mention 2baba’s name. some even said which major endorsements has he gotten in the last for yrs! You guys must be sleeping. His last album became the very first nigerian album to enter into the world billboard, as matter of fact this year alone he has over 4 major endorsements deals and hit songs followed suit. don’t just include him

    • Charlie! if you see truth, make you talk. 2 Baba might be a Legend, but none of his songs can make any updated playlist of even a 40 Year Old Man in Nigeria Right Now. Ascension was listed as the 12th Top Selling Album and not necessarily 12th Best Album. 2 Baba is gone… and he deserves to be in this list. Talk true make satan shame. He’s a King, and we have no doubts about that

  36. U see faze blakface styplus edris u dey mention davido nd yemi alade may release song last month

  37. Shey dem wan dey d game forever, shey dem no dey tire? Na human being dem be after all. If u knew how overwhelming the schedules can be for celebrities then u would understand it’s not easy staying hot for so long, besides it’s a matter of time. They probably have done their own time and tired out for some fresh people to come up

  38. yemi alade?????? others are correct but she shouldn’t be on that list …..she doing well and we’re loving her fierce female presence…..

  39. Dbanj and davido shldnt be in this list meyn, davido hot a new deal u expect him to just drop a random album looking at d label he’s on right now? Dbanj is very much around well its a blog talking recklessly is allowed ..

  40. I think this is just wrong meyn dbanj? Davido?? U into this music thing u shld know better than this reckless post u re on abt right now breh ..davido is with a major label u want him dropping random songs? Dbanj is been in d bness over a decade and he’s still here getting deals what u sipping on breh?

  41. I concur tuface as failed the last four years dbanj is just a scape goat to many fulls

  42. I love this article. I’m impressed by the writer’s puns. Very creative i say. Not insulting but gently stating what we have all thought about these artistes at one pointor the other.

  43. WTF who dey mention king 2baba name. only this year alone he has release 5 breathaking and wicked singles. for me so far he is the best this year. ogun kill that person wen call dbang name with 2baba.2baba has always been greater than him. even wizkid has just one single this year. so far in 2016 2baba has bagged 5 endorsement deals. 3 scintillating videos. what more can I say. 2baba remains the best balling hard since 1996. won over 80 awards. #epicsh*t.

  44. @tope_Delano you are mad for adding davido to this list. your foolishness goes before u

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  46. leave dbanj na…he has more hits in recent years than tuface…y not name tuface too?

  47. Kudos @ writer. Well expressed…

    • Abeg mentions dbang hit songs recently. Tubaba have gotten major endorsements this year and hit singles. If you mention tubaba, then you don’t know music

  48. I clearly accept and agree. Especially that of Chidinma

  49. u forgot to mention skibbii n naeto c

  50. People just post without doing proper research,Davido,Yemi Alade,D’banj….guy r u f*cked?…are you in Nigeria at all

  51. WTF who dey mention king 2baba name. only this year alone he has release 5 breathaking and wicked singles. for me so far he is the best this year. ogun kill that person wen call dbang name with 2baba.2baba has always been greater than him. even wizkid has just one single this year. so far in 2016 2baba has bagged 5 endorsement deals. 3 scintillating videos. what more can I say. 2baba remains the best balling hard since 1996. won over 80 awards. #epicsh*t.

  52. 2Baba, Sound Sultan, Ice Prince should be on this list

  53. Dis writer iz mad 4 putin davido..anywai just wait “son of mercy” on d way!

  54. Tope Delano has been hating on yemi Alade. Go and check her mama Africa review. The album was nice and she made it sound like yemi recorded the song in one day and just put it up for consumption. Like Bitch I hate you

    • To use the word foolish in d escribing ur comment will be too mild. A writer who ws hired did her job the way she is suppose to, reviewing it without any form of bias and u come here to use the word hating? Really do u even know d meaning of the? Let me ask u, d yemi alade u r so into, how many of d songs from dat album is today still buzzing, album that was released less than 4months ago. I hve also read the review n listened to the album, Tope Delano was spot on. And you dirty illiterate scavenger, never in what remains of ur misearble life use such words on d few critics not licking d asses of all d fake ass artistes out der. For this post, she could not b more right, Iyanya, tuface, ruggedman, should also be on such list

  55. iyanya is supposed to be on this list

  56. where is Naeto C

  57. uselles post

  58. d post is useless

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  60. please stop giving wrong info about what we all know about ok… if you don’t have stories try settle down to write something you will get credit for……. this is stupid oh sorry you are stupid… edit this list….

  61. this article just blew me moe, davido lost his sauce? That nigga got more sauce than anybody in the industry right now, fuck outta here with your boogie ass article

  62. Yemi alade’s mama africa album was below expectation. I had to delete the songs from my playlist. Chidimma is off the radar. She’s being doing collabos which are forgettable. Dbanj needs a miracle!. I feel sorry for 9ice when i remember songs like street credibility,photocopy,wedding day. The few times i have seen him onstage he lost his voice. Never been a davido fan so i dont care.

  63. Yemi alade's mama africa album was below expectation. I had to delete the songs from my playlist. Chidimma is off the radar. She's being doing collabos which are forgettable. Dbanj needs a miracle!. I feel sorry for 9ice when i remember songs like street credibility,photocopy,wedding day. The few times i have seen him onstage he lost his voice. Never been a davido fan so i dont care.

  64. This Post is Scrab. D’banj??? Davidoo oooo?? This persom does not know what he/she is writing. Focus on ur life nd let others be.

  65. This Post is Scrab. D’banj??? Davidoo oooo?? This persom does not know what he/she is writing. Focus on ur life nd let others be.

  66. hey man if you are talking my dear brother 9ice is killin his money from politice and still killing his money from music industry because babab done come back on track so na shit talk ok make you no allow economic to tun u to mad man ooohh ok

  67. true talk…kudos to the writer

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