has the end come for naija's biggest record label?what are your thoughts on this?
has the end come for naija's biggest record label?what are your thoughts on this?
There is nothing so spectacular about this report. Change in any aspect of our life is inevitable. It might affect our finance e.t.c. There is just one fact about the duo(kenny and D1). They've both made a name for themselves and have been good Ambassadors of this country. It can never be as bad as how these lazy media practitioners paint their false stories.
I want you all to knw that we are plotting the downfall of naija music industry, if we shld allow an incessant ridicule, tongue lashing at various arms dat makes up d industry's department. This war ought 2have been channelld 2d likes of Rueben Abati- chairman, Guardian newspaper. Who in his article published in his so calld newspaper. He stated that, our music are craps, meaningless, pruries and so on. He also calld for d ban on some of d indus try music. To d journalist abati, i think u've come along 2knw dat ur generation failed us in all ramification. Be it education, power, infrastructure etc. Why cnt he concentrate on meetin wit his generation folks to find solution 2d decline, woes they melted on us. It's a shame dat he can stoop so low 2start this, cos i knw naija youths wont spare him a breath. It's a pity
Kennis Music to sign on Obesere, Edris Abdulkareem
By SAMUEL OLATUNJI
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Kennis Music, Nigeria’s foremost musical label has signed on new act, Jay One. The latest musical sensation was unveiled at the Encomium Magazine white gig penultimate Sunday and he performed to the delight of all.
Jay One will be joining Kelly Handsome, Diamond, The Pulse and Kenny Saint Brown on the label. Kennis Music has once been home to Tony Tetuila, Edris Albudkareem, Azadus, Paul Play, Lagbaja, 2face Idibia, Kingsley Ike and many others. His single, ‘File be’ is ready and will be on all radio stations in a matter of day. And plans are in top gear to commence the shooting of his video.
Meanwhile the talk in town is that Mr Lecturer, Edris Abdulkareem is set to go back to the music label which he once called home.
When we spoke to CEO of the label, Mr Kenny Ogungbe on the matter he refused to comment on it saying he is like a father figure to many artistes in Nigeria. ‘I’m a man with an open heart open to anybody who wants to do business with us. We are here to promote good music and that is what we are committed to doing.
So, if anybody that has worked with us in the past comes with something we are comfortable with we will talk business. Even if you have not worked with us before and you have something that interest us and you come forward with it we will talk.’ Edris was not available for comment.
Meanwhile a source close to the record label hinted showbiz Now that the Asakasa exponent Abass Akande Obesere will be signing on with the record label on Monday and he would be releasing about four or five albums on the label.
If the signing goes through, Obesere, a known Fuji act will be the first of his contemporaries to sign contract of such with the label. Obesere who has completed work on his hip hop album will be releasing the anticipated LP soon. The album features top acts like 9ice, Timaya, Lord of Ajasa. 9ice collaborated with him on Kilonso, Timaya did same on Gbosewo, while Lord of Ajasa did what he knows how to do best on Dancia ni party. Obesere took the bar several inches higher by rendering a track, ogbu egbu 1 in Ibo and those who have heard the song say it is a chart buster.
Kudos to kennis Music for promoting my favorite artist " tu face" and Nigeria music as a whole
Tu face is now a big boy, at least he started from somewhere: KENNIS MUSIC
Anyway, kennis group keep up the good work and dont rest on your oar.
NIGERIA MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS GROWN EVEN BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION,
Re: Kennis Music-is This The End?
« #7 on: July 16, 2009, 06:00 PM »
I agree it was Ruggedman that proved that you didn't have to be with Kennis to be big but it was 2shot that showed that you could make money without joing them. 2shot changed the music industry by taking his album directly to the piraters and getting them to sell it instead. T.Joe and all the other big Marketers/distributers were all formed off the back of 2shot's genius and innovative move!
2shot sold his birthright to pirates for a plate of porridge and you call him genius and innovative. A nigerian music cd used to cost between 700 and 1000 naira in 2001. Thanks to your innovative guy and the likes of charly boy, it now sells for 50 naira at alaba. And you call that genius. Man, That's a high level of shortsightedness. Do you have any idea of how much artistes should me making from sales. Most of them depend on shows and brands to survive. T Joe and co are not doing anything diffrent from what the politicians are doing to Nigerians, looting the artistes treasury and giving them peanuts in return.
I believe Primetime is not doing bad at all. But as for Kennis music, I think they are a bit down. Me thinks this record label issues shuld be reformed in Nigeria.Which record label is doing well?Everybody has his own.Mo Hits has Dbanj & Wande Coal, d rest are irrelevant in d large picture.Storm Records had loads of departures.Dare,2shots,Jazzman Olofin,Ikechukwu(no official confirmation yet).So, Kennis music is still d best ever label & other playas in d industry still respect dem.Primetime Entertainment, i believe shuld be doing well.I see no reason y some ppl shuld be rejoicing dat Kennis is not dat strong atm.
On the Ruggedman & 9ja hiphop issues.Who is Ruggedman outside Nigeria?Mind u, I'm not saying he is not a gud artiste. I also think wot some ppl here are calling 9ja hiphop is d trend of wot i wuld call 'westernised 9ja music'.
I dont believe rap is running d streets in 9ja yet.How many ppl in d streets(lets say slums) wuld give u rap lines?
what you all should know is that, kennis music label is not the core business. it is like the PR and marketing unit of the business. it made money in the past fine. its not making as much now, but it is still relevant to their business.
we dont know the millions they are making organizing events for big companies, facilitating sponsorship deals, arranging artiste bookings, advertising etc.
that they have gone down on the visible part does not mean it has crashed. i'll use one example. segun arrinze doesnot act any more, but it is now that he is reaping more. he is making alot from advertising. he has done countless tv, radio voiceovers.
the real money is in a silent place.
Why are we like this? always want to celebrate people's downfall, their is a trend where NL are wishing Otedola and Dangote go broke this one again some would almost through party if Kennis music disappear , why do black people have PHD syndrome, na wa o
I think the guys have done great for the entertainment industry and themselves other show let them be and try to contribute your own quota too, enough of bad belle.
PEOPLE!!! dropping d record label thing i think these BIG BROS'S 've done quite a lot for our music industry.D issue with ruggedy was quite unfortunate but that's past waters.Secondly,i believe KENNIS prunned the artiste's on it's label to one 'cos running a rec label in dis part of the world wit d kind of FIREPOWER these music pirates have it'll only be wise to back out of that part of a rec label.Personal issues apart "PROPS TO KENNIS".
Kenny and id were pumping tufraud idibia in his yanshhh, he played along with it till he got rich and then he backed out, they tried it with kelly hansome a few months ago but homeboy gave a foolish excuse and ran way from the flat they put him in to an undisclosed location, hasnt returned to kennis ever since, Now they have signed J-one, lets see if he plays along with the yansh pumping game, only time would tell my pple
i always found them entertaining and innovative myself, they brought in some glamour to the industry, with their U.S. experience. I never missed their AIT jams show, though pple said they shd respect their age, I commend them for being young at heart and still rocking the show. If you're that age I'm sure you'll still want to be relevant to the industry you love so much, ie music.
I dont think anyone is disputing that fact, the issue is that they are not as relevant in the scheme of things as for instance a few years ago, so it could be a logical question to ask if they are going down the drain.
Personally I believe Keke and D1 did a lot for the music industry in Nigeria and achieved far more than their predecessors, but they made fundamental business errors by takings matters too personal like the issue of Ruggedman,imitating US rap labels by thinking it was a war rather than using their then comparative advantage and OGBON AGBA to realise that if they had kept it cool and professional ,they virtually had signed over 90% of Nigerian promising acts and would have still monopolised the Nigerian music industry till date( which would have been a bad thing for the industry, anyway).
I believe that water finds its level , and it has just done that with Kennis Music.
I believe that assertion would be as representative with all peoples.
That is the indicative of the essence of life.You are popular when you making strides and you fall/depreciate when something/someone better comes along.The people I really applaud musically are the likes for eg Sunny Ade/jayz who are still prominent in the face of extreme innovation/competition, it still beats me.
Sheriff222, i dont want u all 2lose confidence in this KENNIS MUSIC crusade. If u're in d country, i suppose u wld have heard about d KENNIS MUSIC/CENTAGE TALENT HUNT. This talent hunt is long over due, as they are prepared 2give d naija music industry a storm globally. So if u knw u have wat it takes musically 2b calld a KENNIS MUSIC ARTIST. I'll suggest u check them out. That's mine
I think the industry is all about staying ahead in the game. They lost out in getting new acts in to strengthen the label but they got a lot of media power right now(satelite,radio,Tv).
i just think they would do better focusing on that now than in production its not for them anymore.
I wouldnt say its the end for Kennis Music rather the new present transition train has left them behind.
Truly Kennis Music paved way for nigerian music abroad because they have all the connections and know what it is to make a brand out there but they failed by trying to make the scene a one man thing even they forgot to include innovation in their style which is what has left them behind.
@sundid i dont think you are a real hiphop head,if u er u ev stayed too long to know that you dont pass a king without giving respect else you get fkd,kennis was claiming the boss in naija but wen they saw the king of naija HIPHOP as at that time the fail to recognise and the street will never 4give dem for that,yes i give dem respect for taking niaja music to the level we are now, yes dem be bros,but bros no mean say the younger ones are silly,what i exect them to do now is to go into the street and bring up new talents with that they will gain back their confidence, nobody is crucifying them but we are worried that they are loosing their CONFIDENCE AS A HIPHOP EMBLEM.
Let me bring a quote from Billy Flynn in Chicago.
Roxie: They LOVE me.
Billy Flynn: They'd love you a lot more if you were hanged. You know why? Because it would sell more papers, That's Chicago.
That's showbiz . . . it's the same everywhere in the world
Fans don't owe anyone . . . no one owes Kennis nuffin, they should suck it up already.
One thing I love and hate about Nigerians is that they are very critical.
Today they like and applaud you
Tomorrrow they hate and judge you.
Dbanj is the talk of the town. He introduced koko mansion and the same Nigerians wrote him off.
2face is the best. His personal and private life became a source of hatred.
Na so we be.
Sooner than later, we will start hearing hateful messages about Rugged Man
There is a clear message in this and anyone who wants to understand will. Truth is "I get am before no be money" Kennis of today is not the Kennis we use to know, their contribution to the music industry is not an issue to be disputed, they deserve that commendation. What we should understand is that they did not understand "seasons and times." Not signing ruggedman was a flaw and we must accept. If they did, maybe their monopoly will still be here which i am seriously thanking God its gone. Ruggedman proved to so many newcomers that you can do it outside of Kennis and that was when the downhill kennis journey started.