BY TOMILOLA COCO ADEYEMO
Being creative means you’ve stepped out of a mental box that might limit your artistic freedom and that essentially means you have the creative freedom to do almost anything, like anything.
Creativity gives you wings, no, not like Red Bull, bigger stronger wings that can literally give you the “high” weed can’t and I guess that is why a lot of creatives do weird things… you know, like Kanye debuting that line of shirts that look like rags and basically, marrying Kim Kardashian and making her shove her nude body in our faces all the time.
That Paper pose with all the disgusting oil won’t go away from our memories… ugh.
Anyway, you get my point.
Now, I think most of our Nollywood entertainers kinda get it too and they have decided to you know, express their artistic selves in other things aside acting.
Which has basically become a problem for the entire country.
Here are five Nollywood acts who have tried this music thing and who I think should just let it go *cue in Frozen soundtrack*
On her music, Omotola’s Wikipedia page reads: “Omotola launched a long awaited music career in 2005…” Now what the page does not state is who long awaited Omotola’s music career.
Omotola who has described her music to be like Barbara Streisand‘s, did have one hit single in 2005, titled “Gba” but since then, the only hit she’s recorded in Nigeria is the one against the rocks.
Maybe she would stick to the acting and modeling? She’s such an amazing person at those.
The same year Omotola gave us “Gba”, Genevieve launched her album, One Logologo Line, fueling the rumor that there was friction between the two stars.
You might not remember the songs on Genevieve’s album (seeing as it can’t exactly be described as a success), but you would remember the single “No More.”
It’s been years and there have been questions on when Genny would return to the studio and give us one more but let me answer on behalf of the world, Dear Genny, we want no more.
A lot of people would expect Ms Dike to top the list seeing as she won’t stop. At the beginning of her music career, which has since thrust her acting career in the backseat, Tonto was ruling download charts in Nigeria.
The reason wasn’t far-fetched, everyone wanted to hear what business she had with singing.
Well, the business hasn’t been revealed yet (maybe D’banj would know since he signed her) but with the recent decline in the one thing she had going for her; ruling download charts, we are almost certain Ms Dike is high for still trying this music thing. Abi can’t she see “it’s ova?”.
Before he tried his hands on Politics, Mr Elliot tried other things and music was one of them.
While he might have succeeded with Politics, the Nollywood actor/director didn’t record the same success with music.
And honestly, I don’t see how he could have. Not with the way he was singing, “I am so glad that Jesus loves me” embarrassing himself on national TV.
Anyway, we are so glad that Jesus loves us and died for us, because God knows what we would have done to that man’s vocal chords if that wasn’t the case.
Jim Iyke is one of the few Nollywood acts who have been able to add a lot to their resumes since they started out in the Industry.
Jim Iyke is not only an actor but a reality TV star and a rapper (you didn’t know? Oh well, that’s why you have TNS).
Jim Iyke had a song he featured Tuface on (Tuface must really be a nice guy) in 2009 and it was titled Who Am I?
Yes, Jim, who are you? Who are you thinking you can make our eardrums uncomfortable?
We are glad Jim seems to have found out who he is though, seeing as he has stopped with the music thing.