See female Nigerian artists who quit music…
Looking at rappers like Sasha P and Eva, whose temporary breaks resulted in their permanent absence from Nigeria’s music business.
Being a famous artist entails a lot of things, including more money, tours, and greater public involvement in your life. As well as unbelievable stories about what it’s like to be a superstar, it’s a dream career for many aspiring stars.
However, sometimes some of our favorite rappers reach the pinnacle of fame and then either quit or split to pursue a totally new career.
Many of these Nigerian artists left the music industry for a variety of reasons, ranging from pressure to continue releasing hits to industry abuse and blacklisting.
The following are five Nigerian female performers who have stepped away from the spotlight to pursue other endeavors.
1. Sasha P
Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, better known as Sasha P, ruled the airways, from radio to television, as her music was played on several stations.
Rap was considered a masculine industry in Nigeria at the time, but Sasha P broke into the circle and began to grow as her sound became the dominant anthem in clubs.
Sasha’s growing popularity in rap music and Nigerian hip-hop earned her the self-proclaimed title “first lady of Nigeria hip-hop.”
Sasha’s influence and access at a period when a woman ruling was exceptional paved the path for future female rappers and performers in Nigerian hip-hop.
The dark-skinned rapper established herself as one of the industry’s top female performers with smash singles Emi Le Gan and Adara.
Sasha made history as the first Nigerian female singer to perform at the World Music Awards in 2008, and two years later, she became the first Nigerian to win the Best Female Artiste award at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and Women in Entertainment Awards, the UK in 2009 for her hit tune Adara.
However, Sasha took a significant vacation from music to focus on her clothing company Eclectic by Sasha, and nothing has been heard about Sasha’s P music since.
2. Weird MC
Weird MC is a British Nigerian rapper who retired from music following a big life crisis.
When Nigerian-British rapper Shola Idowu, sometimes known as Weird MC, released Ijoya, clubs, and parties went crazy.
Perhaps it was the animated movie or the talking drum, but no one heard or danced to the Ijoya anthem.
Weird MC certainly appeared unexpectedly to affect the trajectory of rap in the industry.
One of Africa’s most popular female rappers and one of the few Nigerian female afrobeat artists. Weird MC was known for incorporating Yoruba language into her English lyrics and rose to prominence in 2006 following the success of her monster hit, Ijoya, a single off her second album of the same name.
Ijoya received an Award for Musical Excellence in Nigeria (AMEN) for Most Popular Song and a Channel O Music Video Award for Best Special Effect for her performance.
Other hits by the tomboyish afrobeat rapper and singer include Allen Avenue, Palava, and Moving On.
Although things weren’t all roses for Weird MC, she has spoken up about being discriminated against by her male peers in several interviews.
Weird MC took a hiatus from music in the midst of her fame and success.
The rapper fled the country and her career to begin a new life in the United Kingdom. In an interview with Premium Times, she stated that she departed because she needed a break. Weird MC also said that the death of a close friend prompted her choice to abandon everything. She went on to say that she had found Jesus and would now concentrate on other parts of entertainment. Weird MC, who recently appeared in English film production, is also the host of the Da Gatekeeper series.
Kelechi Ohia, also known as Kel, burst onto the music industry with her breakthrough hit Waa Wa Alright in 2008.
Kelechi Ohia aka Kel was a young Nigerian rapper who left the music scene to focus on herself after receiving negative feedback from trolls.
Kel is a flash of brilliance who vanished from the music industry faster than anyone could have predicted.
With other successful tracks, You Too Fine and Turn By Turn, which featured Wizkid, the skilled rapper swiftly became a music sensation, dominating airways.
Everything seemed to be going well for the rapper until she ran into problems with her record company, Capital Hill Music, which is owned by famed video director Clarence Peters. After leaving Capital Hill Music, the award-winning rapper’s music took a dip and went downhill from there.
Kel has subsequently moved on to other projects musically. She is the CEO of an internet restaurant called Keke’s Good Eats.
Eva, Elohor Eva Alordiah, was one of the most popular female rappers in the country from 2010 to 2012.
In reality, she was on par with music stars such as P-Square until abandoning music in 2016 and relocating to Ghana.
The 32-year-old, who released her debut EP GiGo: a nine-track CD in 2011, was a breath of fresh air. Eva, a brilliant rapper, was so good at her trade that she won multiple honors, including a Nigeria Entertainment Award from four nominations, an Eloy Award, and a YEM Award from two nominations.
A hardworking rapper with a dash of freedom Eva is the founder and proprietor of makeupByOrsela, a cosmetics services firm.
In September 2016, during the height of her rap fame, Eva released her debut studio album, 1960.
Following its release, the lovely rapper took a break from music production. Eva confessed to a fan five years after her dramatic exit why she was so excited about the music business. According to the artist, she wanted to reconnect with her true self. Rappers with immense talents, such as Eva, threw in the towel too soon.
Mo Olateru, also known as Mocheddah, departed music after being bullied and harshly criticized by her previous record label, Knighthouse.
Mocheddah is a Nigerian rapper who quit the profession after being harassed by his previous record company, Kinghthouse.
When you hear the name Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi, it may not strike a bell, but when you hear Mo’Cheddah, it does.
Mocheddah, a talented young musician, hit the music world in 2009 with a promotional track called If You Want Me.
While signing to Knighthouse Entertainment in 2010, the track was immediately followed by her debut studio album, Franchise Celebrity.
Two years later, in February 2012, Mocheddah left Knighthouse and established her own label, Cheddah Music, under which she released some songs, two of which earned her awards – Herself, which earned her an MTV Africa Music Awards as Best New Artist in 2010 and a Channel O Music Video Awards as Best Female Video for the single, If You Want Me. Mo’Cheddah.
Cheddah decided to take a break from music to clear her thoughts while basking in the fame and money that comes with being in the spotlight.
When Mocheddah returned in 2014, she signed with Cobhams Asuquo and released ‘Destinambari,’ but things had changed because fans had moved on to other musicians.
Mocheddah had succumbed to depression by 2015, at which point she spoke up. The stunning rapper stated that she was met with a great deal of animosity after leaving her previous company, Knighthouse. According to her, they began to disparage her, which eventually resulted in her being blacklisted in the industry and influencing the decline of her fame and music.
She also said that it was around this time that she grew despondent and considered suicide.
After trying to stay relevant, the now 32-year-old rapper left the profession and married her 10-year boyfriend, Prince Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, also known as BK, in a private wedding in Lagos, Nigeria.
Last year, the couple welcomed their first child.