- May 2nd, 2019- Celebrity Gist
Some of these Nollywood stars ventured into the Nigerian music industry, and while many have failed woefully, only a few managed to scamper off with their reputation slightly impaired.
We bring to you top 10 Nollywood celebrities who ventured into music and failed woefully.
Although, some have completely put a hold on their music careers when they finally realized- it just isn’t working- a few others are still in the game struggling to survive in the fiercely competitive music sector.
The divorced father of two became more popular after he started anchoring the MTN-sponsored project fame show. The Tango With Me star surprised his fans when he released an album in December 2012.
Joseph Benjamin had boasted that the album titled: Merry Christmas, was the first of many to come. Sadly, it’s been 3 years and nothing has been heard from Mr. Benjamin, as he appears focused more on his acting skills and events hosting.
Yoruba actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, is known for her comic gimmick in movies. The mother of two once attempted to join her colleagues who hold a desire to excel in the music scene.
Ronke Oshodi-Oke’s musical career began in 2014, the same year she launched her debut album with a single titled Ori Mi featuring 9ice. She has collaborated with musicians like Pasuma and Oritsefemi. However, her singles and album failed to gain any form of traction.
Now the latest Nollywood baby-daddy, Jim made a foray into the Nigerian music industry by releasing the video of his first song, Who am I featuring one of Africa’s biggest music stars, 2Face Idibia. Jim Iyke later released a follow-up video for another song Born To Do This, this time around, featuring Puffy T.
The initial buzz generated by the singles would eventually fizzle out… and Jim Iyke’s music career followed suit.
Better known as Osuofia, Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh, released some hilarious videos, which were incidentally soundtracks to his hit movie- Osuofia in London.
Nkem Owoh released several singles like; I Go Chop Your Dollar, Olamma, Akalaka, Marry Me and School Na Good Thing. After receiving a decent reception for his singles, Nkem Owoh’s career seems to have gone with the wind.
Not many knew that even before she became a household name in the Nigerian movie industry, Stella Damasus was a professional singer.
Critically acclaimed for her dramatic movie roles, Stella also proves she can battle with the songstresses in the music industry.
In the past few years, little has been heard from the Delta State born actress, who seems to have relocated to the United States.
Genevieve Nnaji released her album One Logo Logo line in 20o4. It has been nearly 12 years since and we still haven’t forgotten nor forgiven her. she released a single, ‘No More’, watch the musical video below;
She started singing because in 2005 after she and some of her colleagues were suspended from acting. She went on to get a mouth-watering record deal in Ghana. This still didn’t boost her music career as it has become a thing of the past.
Nowadays, this Nollywood veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor is raking-in endorsements and the big bucks, but a few years ago, Patience who has starred in over 200 Nigerian movies, delved into the music industry under the stage name Mama G.
She released lots of videos for her songs including Ihe Neme N’uwa, Iyo Ngwo Ngwo, Adaeze, Make We Jolly and National Moi Moi, where Nollywood actors, Tonto Dikeh and Charles Awurum, made cameo appearances. We admit that her songs were a hit at the time they were released, but the actress couldn’t keep up with the demand of being a musician.
She released the video of ‘Adaeze’ and a single off her ‘Ojadili’ albumin 2012. Since then, nothing was heard regarding her music career again.
Even with the fact that the actress failed in her music career, the songs she sang were reported to have enjoyed steady airplay and massive downloads.
Tonto didn’t stop there she went ahead to release a single ‘Crazically fit’ featuring Terry G, who was also the producer, followed by ‘Jeje’ and more also.
It would be recalled that a viral video made round in 2013 of the popular actress performing under the influence and fell on stage in London during Iyanya’s concert.
Tonto Dikeh made her debut by releasing singles ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ feat Snypa. The songs were trailed by controversy as critics, some even questioned her vocal ability. It raised eye-brows as Nigerians doubted if music was meant for her.
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