Has the Nigerian music industry gone to sleep after Detty December?
Written by agbaadmin on May 18, 2016
Wizkid and Tiwa Savage on stage at Wizkid’s Lagos concert 2018 [Pulse]
It is the start of the year and despite the release of a couple of albums, some argue that the Nigerian music industry appears to be on break.
In line with the model adopted by major labels and artists, the fourth quarter of the year is the harvest period for musicians, hence it was no surprise to witness the flurry of activities, releases and concerts that hit the music space almost on a daily basis in the last quarter of 2018.
The yuletide period presents one of the busiest in the life of the entertainment scene which translates to more shows and increased visibility especially if you are among the fortunate few classified as an A-list artist or you are able to score a hit record in the year under consideration.
And that is why the likes of Teni, Zlatan and Victor AD were some of the most featured names on concert bills during the period.
So in anticipation of Detty December, we had the likes of Peruzzi, Waje, Funbi all feel ‘pressured’ to release a body of work even if the timing may have suggested that they held back on their projects.
But as the calendar opened to reveal the year 2019 and we all wished our friends and families a ‘Happy New Year’, the likes of Burna Boy missed a number of shows he had been announced to perform with images of him having a good time in Ghana surfacing across social media.
Wizkid, who is one of the major content provider for blogs, either with his constant releases or rumoured relationships also announced that he was going on a break till March.
The biggest names were on holiday and it seemed they took the heartbeat along with them.