Hip-hop and R&B music nearly became forgotten genres in the city of Owerri, where Bongo music was ruling and artistes of the former genres nearly turned fans of the latter.
Today, the story is changing and the table is turning around with the emergence of radio stations like Hot 99.5 Fm and other online and newspaper promoters who chose to promote local content.
For the fans of Nigeria music who are thrilled by artistes in Owerri, O’town Gist Entertainment is asking this simple question “what song would you considered the best that rocked the air waves this year?”
A statement by Chinedu Hardy Nwadike, CEO, O’town Gist Entertainment, reads, “2012 has seen a lot improvement in the music industry of Imo State. A good percentage of the lost confidence in the industry has been restored so far and the credit goes to the artistes and the producers who ensured that nothing but good music was released throughout the period in view.
Media houses, radio stations, and TV stations in the state have their bits to this success because they have devoted time to the promotion of local contents.
Lovers of music in the state has done their best to support the artistes and this is time for them to vote their best song of the year”
So far, nominations received via Blackberry Messanger and SMS have the following artistes and songs.
Acharaman – Relax
Aifee – Makachukwu
De Dukes – Knock on your heart
Lo-Key – Nonsense
2Blac – Mpagi dia
McHez – On my mind
Conclusion – Hangover
FemiLarge – Potorico girl
Harmony – Kokodiko
Bee – Sweet Lullaby
Suspense – Sweat
TRhymz – Real Talk
Red Loaf – Wife Material
Reflex Sundz – Gbawa Arabanko ft Seaflo
Naut B – Nu Fine Boy
Dawn Tawn – Ndi Nku
Evaz – I like the way you do
Da Otikas – Got me feeling
Divinci – Lalolo
Nani – Down low ft Yung Roc
Regiz – Ihe Mighty Ft Kelly Hansome
Fans and music lovers are urged to post their comments and more nominations on our facebook page via www.facebook.com/otowngist or twitter @hardynwa or @otowngist . The poll starts by November 1, 2012 on the right side bar of www.otowngist.com, while the winner will be announced by the end of November.
We wish the artistes all the best in the poll.