9ICE’S DWINDLING STAR
GONGO Aso crooner, 9ice also fondly referred to as Alapomeji by fans, may fast be losing face on the music scene for his inconsistent stage craft.
It would be recalled that the artiste’s first international performance at Mandela’s Birthday in South Africa was adjudged by many as a washout and for several weeks, he was under serious criticism by fans and critics alike.
He went ahead to release Tradition which was partially accepted on the Nigeria music scene but except for massive air-play on radio across the country, the album would have been unpopular.
Now, 9ice may have disappointed some of his fans again when the artiste, yet to perform at any major concert since the release of his double album, joined the mammoth crowd consisting of a number of artistes to address protesters at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Lagos penultimate Monday.
Spotted among the crowd at the Freedom Park, ever before the artiste was handed the microphone to address the protesters, fans kept screaming to have him on stage. But, sadly, when he eventually maneuvered himself through the crowd and got on stage, 9ice couldn’t entertain the excited crowd; his voice was so coarse and inaudible that he quickly dropped the mic and disappeared from the stage.