Over the last decade, there has been many truly talent musicians who made some good impact with their songs. Before their quick fall from grace, these artists were booked for almost every show covering magazines and front pages of newspapers, granting interviews and receiving the superstar treatment from fans.
But nowadays, these artists are hard to find on the charts or books like before, and have literally disappeared or lost prominence. For some of them, it’s been ‘ages’ since we saw them or heard of or from them. And for those who have tried to stage a comeback, they have not been able to succeed. Below is the list…
When F. A dropped ‘Desire,’ the most popular single so far in his musical career, that was also popular outside Liberia’s borders, he was considered that long awaited star who was going to bring home that MTV Africa Music Award due to his unique voice and lyrical ability.
Alas, he fell off the radar before he attained that super stardom status, even at the height of his reign due to the fact that he was unable to drop something hotter after ‘Desire.’ That slowed down his fame and popularity. Even his latest single – ‘Generation Change,’ did not make any impact on the airwaves, and died down in a week’s time.
2Friday the Cell Phone Man
Friday the Cell Phone Man became a household name in Liberia with songs like ‘Simple Mistake’, ‘Play Your Low’ and ‘Monrovia Young Geh.’ These bangers rocked the entire country and were almost like national anthems at the time. They earned him rave reviews and saw him perform at sold-out concerts nationwide.
But in recent times, he has not been able to maintain his fame despite dropping some good songs like “Banana”- a situation which put him in a kind of perpetual darkness for now.
About five years ago, Mighty Blow was the hottest rapper on the block with singles like ‘WWP,’ ‘Old Fire Chunk,’ and ‘Strange Food.’ Shockingly, the one-time favorite rapper has been left in the cold and has not been able to get back his crown as that hit maker. This was the artist who during his heyday as a top artist would hardly be left out of a show promoter’s event.
With hot songs like ‘Chameleon,’ ‘Major Headlines,’ and ‘Dream Girl,’ Picador rocked the airwaves with these single, which pushed him into superstardom and fame. These massive hits brought him huge recognition, and awards. But almost after a decade now, the artist has gone silent and has not been able to come out with any new hit singles.
K-Zee Bigname is not an ordinary rapper. He is a rap legend who is among the few rappers to have scored numerous nationwide hit singles. But in the last two years, the ‘Kountry Chicken’ and ‘Da Who Say’ hit man has not yet been able to produce any major hits.
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