In the Nigeria Music Industry, artists and music producers go hand in hand and work together to achieve a unique sound.
The Nigerian sound wouldn’t have achieved its worldwide appeal without the contribution of some of these talented musical collaborations between artists and music producers.
Hence, some Nigerian artists/musicians have gotten away with leaving the producers who made them better music which brought them to the limelight.
Although they still produce great music even internationally, something missing is the magic touch only a producer who knows them better can give.
Meanwhile, these set examples of artists, Olamide and Pheelz, Davido and Shizzi, Wizkid and Samklef have created bigger hits with new producers, worthy of note is that they never fell out with their first producers. The only exception being Wizkid and Samklef.
This explains why some artists would record huge success under a particular producer but once they leave, it all goes downhill.
Below is a list of 5 Nigerian artists that fell off after dumping their producers
1. Don Jazzy and D’Banj
Dbanj is probably still one of the biggest entertainers in Nigeria, he owns the stage when it comes to music and Don Jazzy was the major force behind this.
Don Jazzy understood Dbanj’s sound, this was evident in the massive hits they churned out. There was no top Nigerian artists list without Dbanj.
Since their split, neither of them has recorded major or phenomenal success musically.
While Don Jazzy’s new acts Korede Bello, Reekado Banks have recorded massive success, the magic he created with Dbanj created can still never be replicated.
2. 9ice and ID Cabasa
9ice musical career went downhill since he fell out with ID Cabasa, and despite having access to other amazing producers, he has not replicated the magic ID Cabasa created with him.
ID Cabbasa created a perfect blend of hip-hop and 9ice’s ethnic rich lyrics. Despite 9ice lyrics being majorly in Yoruba dialect, his music still appealed to English speaking music lovers.
It became so clear no one would understand 9ice’s sound as much as ID Cabbassa did.
3. Timaya and K-Solo
Timaya burst the Nigerian music scene by surprise with ”Dem mama”. He was even surprised by the success of his first album. The album went on to sell millions of copies as his album became a staple in almost every household.
Timaya became one of the top Nigerian artists, it was none other than the producer, K-Solo who produced the entire album. Their success together was short lived and their split was not amicable.
Despite Timaya’s continuity in music and the success he got after the split, he has been unable to achieve viral success as he did with K-Solo.
On the other hand, too, K-Solo has not been able to replicate the success he had with Timaya on any other artists.
4. Sean Tizzle and D’Tunes
Sean Tizzle broke into the Nigerian music scene years ago, releasing hit after hit, then suddenly disappeared into thin air, causing tongues to wag that he doesn’t have any thing to offer again.
This is due to his parting ways with his former producer, D’Tunes.
Sean Tizzle had gone on to release banging hits like the critically acclaimed ‘Kpro Kpro’, and recently dropped ‘Pempe’ but since parting ways with D’Tunes his musical career had been on the low.
5. Iyanya and D’Tunes
Iyanya redefined the tempo of Nigerian music with the paced smash hit, ‘Kukere’. Behind the scene was his producer at the time, D’Tunes.
D’Tunes was almost in all Iyanya’s track from the Desire Album, but issues came along and they parted ways.
In 2017, they found their way back with a dancehall song which quickly fizzled out as fast as their partnership, but it is clear they need more bonding and time together to create that magic.