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Are These The Top 5 Struggling Artistes In The Industry?

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Every big artiste has their drought phase, for some it comes early, while othersexperience theirs much later in their music journey. Countless artistes both in Nigeria and globally have been forced into ‘hiding’ due to their inability to conquer this struggling phase.

In Nigeria, struggling artistes are usually spotted very quickly from the decisions they make which are mostly perceived as desperate. While putting up a glamorous front to their fans, some of these artistes actually find it difficult to score themselves a hit single and this can sometimes never happen.

Today we outline for you a number of artistes who recently have been struggling with getting back to the peak of their career.


You might feel it is a little too early to have him on this list but we beg to differ. Since his formal introduction on the music scene back in 2015, the Omo Alhaji crooner has been able to stay afloat thanks to a few numbers and back-to-back hit singles leading up to his first EP, “The First Wave”. It’s been over a year and 3 singles after, and Ycee can’t seem to find his formula.

Korede Bello

Dubbed as Mavin Records “Wonderkid”, Korede Bello went from being the label’s eye catcher to their most silent music act. The singer’s career has taken a heavy dive since he dropped his first and probably only hit single, Godwin. In 2017, he dropped his 11-track debut album “Belloved” and certainly everybody including him moved on quickly from it. The singer’s struggle continued despite featuring Lil Kesh on a remix of “My People” and dropping several other singles.

Lil Kesh

From a back-to-back hit maker to someone we rarely see! That is the story of this once loved, YBNL soldier. Lil Kesh dropped one of the best LPs in the year 2016 and failed to follow up on that masterpiece. His switch in management/label has certainly affected his career. Musically, not much has changed which is why songs like Fake Love, Love Story and Apami did not do well.

Sean Tizzle

Sean Tizzle’s race started off with hit singles all the way to his debut album ‘The Journey”. The singer at a time was arguably one of the biggest artistes out of western Nigeria. His career however took a dive somewhere between switching producers to controversies about his skin color.


With much respect to what he has done in the music industry, 9ice at a time went silent for several reasons including political aspiration, marital issues and leaving his first producer ID Cabasa. However, since he staged his mini comeback in late 2016 with songs like Economy and Living Things, the iconic singer has been finding it difficult to stay afloat. Not many are aware that he recently dropped an album this year, his 11th album within a 12 year career span.

Are there any other artistes missing from our list? Share your thoughts below.

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    How could u leave out ICE PRINCE?? He should be number 1 on the list

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    9ice is still the boss…. Where is modenine, 2face, souldsultan, eedris that they both started together?

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    Add Reekado Banks, Iyanya, Skales & Ice Prince

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    Daniel you are a fool for calling 2face.

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    ice prince iyanya rekado bankz vector lil kesh cynthia morgan..
    nice is a legendary he doing ntin in this list.

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    Kesh z not in2 music anymore lau z now a business man

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    9ice na baba

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    I guess there is a time for everything

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    Iyanya, Cynthia Morgan now Mardrina, Ice Prince, Sean Tizzle, Lil Kesh,

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    Who is this Daniel ? Asking where is 2face?
    Number 1 2face and 9ice didn’t start same time and no single year 2face did not drop a hit o
    A beg think b4 u comment

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    Pleas no dey menstion9ice with all this category.

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    Don’t u guys knw dat der is not much in music

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    sean tizzle and 9ice are out

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    Daniel u be goat o…u nor get respect…why mention 2face

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    Daniel even your so called 9ice is suppose to be on the list 2face got an headies award this year and he is still invited to all big event in and outside naija

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    Emma,you must be the highest joker for mentioning Reekadobanks name,Reeky wey be like MTN “EVERY WHERE YOU GO”,,,,think b4 you comment plz

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    Cant u read d topic they wrote those struggling to get fame and blow in the Industry.

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    waiting for someome mention kcee ,terry g,brymo,mi ,mcgalaxy and Mr easy

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    1)Iyanya 2) Ice Prince 3) Cynthia Morgan 4) Korede Bella 5)Sean Tizzle 6) Lil Leah 7) P square brothers ?

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    what kcee,

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    what about kcee,

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    what about kcee,

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    Oga ur very stupid for callin Kcee..kcee drop burn ft Sarkodie whch was a jam!

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    I don’t think So
    Regard from

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    lol they’ll need to fix there shit that’s it

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    Ycee out Iyanya In….9ice out Vector In

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    wher is yungsix

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    Who are those morons calling ice prince? Replay, if I tell you & today big daddy ice.. I think he currently 1 of the best 5 artiste this year.. So u guys should shut up

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    maybe skibii is no more an artist, ice prince is no more from Nigeria, and MI stopped singing with you stop writing bullshit

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    You should have included Baby favour and excluded fake love by lil kesh,Fake love actually did well on d charts and dj’s playlist

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    Fucking kcee,
    Where is Morgan
    Sean tissle
    Ewu Galaxy sekem
    9ice baba is out
    Still trending my desire to feature

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    kesh…love story. no fake love.

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    it breaks my heart seeing ycee on dat list tho, i really luv lilkesh songs buh cirrioxly d guy don dey F up

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    u guys don’t have work.I pray that the lord Almighty will help those struggling to achieved their goals. eg korede bello.

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    I dont know abt the rest but lil kesh is not among them

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    I pray lil kesh move higher than that

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