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.

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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.