Photo brings out the attractiveness in anyone who’s has a good shape and has better name attach to what they do. Pictures make everyone remember a special date or events. Nowadays our artists have taken the stage of photoshoot to be their next stage of celebrity life. They even go with no brands or without any help of their managers as to if these pictures speak differently to the public.
These artist seems to forget their true skills as a musician but now acting like they are competing with one another on who have the finest pictures and the best dress on cloths that has no brand. Guess they are not even having better skills remaining so they are covering up with Pictures taking and posting as models who are not recognized to be with any company or brand.
We have few artists that took on the social media platform within few weeks as to the ending of 2018, acting like they have lost hold of picture taking and thinking that this is branding them to be better people. We notice Music producers, Dj’s and the list goes on to even Bloggers who are now taking the life of photoshoot to another level as a means to brand themselves. But is this really helping their artwork or their career?
Let Start with this first list and see how things go.
Da Vero: She came up with her featuring track called “No Marry No Eating” She features Kizzy W on this. This song was released on October 2018 and has not even made a hit, we have seen short clips of it everywhere on social media, this song is a good song but it has not hit the public. Why? Because people see a change in her style then knowing her as the real Mammie pepper they knew her to be, from the music “Hotter Then Cook Pot Seat” Now she’s not too much involved with branding through a platform or a manager but we see her as a lone survivor and someone who is just doing what she can to make her name but she’s not making it as a musical artist any more as the look on her social media pages, but rather she look like a photo models these few days. Is she really the female Hipco Commander? Her fans need to answer to this.
Cjay: Bilikon Sensational RnB artist that came to the game with his hit song that came out like a wide fire, called “Boss Chick.” This song made most of the sexy and hard working ladies called themselves “Boss Chicks” because of the message in the song. Cjay grew fast from that song to the next and started falling backward when he noticed he was in some competition with other RnB artists in the raising entertainment industry we have in this country. CJay was never knew as a stylish artist and people did blame his management or that, now that he has stepped up his dress code there seems to be another problem, he seems to be focusing too much at the end of the year on how to get new shoes and new swag on that he hasn’t made a hit song since the beginning of the year. His last song so far that was to make a hit never came through it is called “Put It On Me.” This song came out since July 2018 and people are asking if this song truly reaches to Cjay’s and Bilikon fans.
Shine (Ley Vai Mandingo Boy): Liberia best vernacular singer when it comes to Vai tribe. He’s was raised from the bottom to the top but later fall like a dash of water from a broken bowl, only because he felt he was to show his fans he has more swag and has a better appearance in the music game than other artists. Shine came up with two cover music, one is “Popolipo” and another called “Butterfly“, After these successful video shooting and released of his musical videos he sill never hit to his fans, he came up with another song featuring two upcoming artists on a new song called “Acting” This song never went far, Shine got into photoshoot to cover up, to have his fans still looking at him but to be honest he’s not getting the love from his fans any more cos he’s not providing what they saw in him. Why will he even called himself “Shine The Beast?” he’s noted of changing his name according to his new lifestyle every time, lack of consistency.
PCk and L’Frankie: These two used to be our great stars that use to make Liberian the music go wide. Since PCK notice that L’Frankie was taking another path to test his voice in singing than rapping, the crew had nothing good to put out but just complete none hit. They came up several times with great songs that have messages, but these songs never hit for a complete one month. They came up with “Go Down.” later came with “Apology” and the list goes on. These songs were good and it went virus for a while but never last for a month on the stereo set of their fans, radio stations, and street bangers, they came back with a clear image to all their fans by showing off that they brought back; new clothes, better shoes, and jewels to show off, instead, they got attracted to the photo shot world and forgot to continue to do promotion.
Feouls: Came into the game like a cold breeze that everyone needs to cool up with. Feouls has always been good at covering music of great artists around the world. He’s stylish and has a good style and never keep himself out of the spotlight, but Feouls is lacking his style since he got on his last featuring song with few Liberia artist, Feouls is now taking his new car to be his new star. Feouls is all into making himself look more pretty then focusing on his lyrics, Photo Shot is also in the making, but he’s branding well. A New Car, A new girlfriend and got his new best friend, Feouls is too attracted to the new things that are around him that is slowing him down with his musical career.
JB Soul Fresh: He has always been the focus point of the Soul Fresh group, they had several hits that made the people of Liberia could not listen to anything more or less but they always recommended that the group Soul Fresh is all that they wanted to see and hear their songs, go to their concert. Now that the leader of this group is so active with his new branding style of stylish photo taking and making great hits that are not reaching anywhere his fans are worrying as to what is going on. JB Soul Fresh is a friendly guy when it comes to his own people he knows then his other fans who are demanding to see him every day. He’s clever, and all his music with his teammate is a blast when it comes to lyrics and beats but for almost three years these guys haven’t blow like they were noted to be the best in Liberia years back. Their fans and the public are asking if Soul Fresh is still having their one million fans they talk about or they have lost it to 1 fan. Since this 2018 these guys have put out great songs but their songs haven’t reached anywhere for the kind of fans we all know they have or had. They need to upgrade and stop focusing too much on the social media gist and the too much of stylish level they are involved in with photoshoot for likes, they need to get their fans back 2019 and find themselves a manager again.
Pillz: She’s good at rapping and her focus mind is so high that she has never backed down to any female rapper in the whole music industry. She’s one of Liberia finest female rapper that is still trending when it comes to her rap game but since 2018 started she has never given her fans what they desire as to a real rapper. Pillz has recently shown to social media that she’s in love and it is like putting a standstill to her game. She went on a track with Tamba Hali, she features him on the track called “PuNaNi” This song was a war zone for Pillz as social media took on it and said it’s not good to be called a song. Anyways there was some battle on social media about this. This means the song had too much expectation then it was in actual listening and visual output. Pillz needs to put more time into her story-line on her songs to make a hit, but she’s good at what she does. She needs to let her relationship make her focus more on her career. Price Record needs to work more on their management to get Pillz on the spotlight.
Killer Beatz: Producer and Artist, Rotten boy is his other name. A signed artist with Bilikon Ent and one of Bilikon Ent hit artist of all time when he first joins Bilikon, counting Gbema singers he’s counted as one of the finest. This guy has been around for a while now. Since this year he has not brought out any hit song to his fans, the recent song he released in last month is not a touching one like the old ones he put out. His new song which is “Hold Your Partner.” This song is not a one that people think he had the chance to really put out. Guess he needs to go back to his drawing board.
Young Zee HTC: Hipco Town Chief is no longer noted to hold his royal chief staff. He has not given his fans anything worth hearing since 2018 started then his late release song called “Hide it From Your Jue” This song went like a 1K view on his team Youtube Channel. His fans have lost from around the street, the community and every part of Liberia he had them. Young Zee is not branding himself anymore but it seems like due to the lack of his team doing more promotions they have no more fans to help them outside the wall of Bilikon or individually the artist is losing his fans. Young Zee need to do better in 2019 or else he will not get what it takes to be remembered as HipCo Town Chief, the self-proclaimed title he gives himself will be taken from him and given to someone else, or can use the photoshoot level to gain more fans instead of the lyrical hipco town chief they knew him to be.
Sun: The grebo boy who falls out of the group 2in1 is not taking another level of his musical career all by himself but it doesn’t seem to be working, he seems to be acting more lazier than ever before when he was with his old group 2in1, he came up with Insha Allah, he features Feouls on this one alongside with Mahoney on the beat and doing the back up. Sun is always saying he’s the progress but his fans have not even seen all the progress since he split from the group he was in as a rapper. Is Sun sleeping on himself while following photoshoot? People are asking and fans are liking his pictures more than downloading or singing his music in every home but they are seeing him as a stylish dresser than a rapper.
Pascal: He called himself Pascal God Favorite. Why will God take you to be his favorite and you have no song to hit the track on all musical outlet in Liberia? Pascal is a great artist but he’s delinquent in approaching to his fans to give him that hypes he need to hit any platform as number one in a month. He’s cool and has great bars when he’s flowing but this year was not a success for him. He drops his recent song called “Ley Boy Get Bars 2.” this was two months ago and yes it went wide a little bit by him getting a 3.6K download from Tunes Liberia site. That is not enough for this artist he needs to work harder than expected. More time to what he does, his fans are getting scared to use their date to download his songs before they regret, so this means he needs to work harder than before.
Skinny Boi Kpanto: Also known as Skinny King, made a hit song that went virus all over Liberia and other international media outlets around the world took the story and spread the video of the song “Bring Our Container Back.” This song was a disturbing one for the present government because there’s a present situation in the country on this money getting lost from CBL. This song went virus, Radio stations, media presenters, live show host and TV host got in touch with this guy to have he and his producer on talk show and interview but they never hit for a month, this song died down in two weeks and there hasn’t been another track from Kpanto to make a week hit since then. Bad, very bad to his artwork that he can’t keep his fans loving what he does for a month. Bad branding. Holy Record needs to work hard for this artist to keep up his work.
CNote: Another Hipco rapper that people expected to make a hit but he never went too far as expected. Fans demanding that C Note give them what he has in him that you try showing off to the public but instead he’s drifting to make beef instead of getting in the circles of doing more productive songs for his fans. His latest songs which he features Margas on was called “On Fire.” This song got 1.7K downloads. This is bad for his record. Very bad, his fans are not responding to him or is it like he has no fan but handing on feature artists for fans? C Note 2019 is coming and those you called your fans need more from you then trying to put up beef among other artists in the industry, you are good at what you do, keep it up and your fans are expecting good songs from you.
T Floyd: If we must expect anyone to blow we expected T Floyd to hit the spotlight this year but things never went well again this year. T Floyd the CEO of Floyd Nation was to be one of the high top artists in the industry but he’s lacking a lot of things that keep his music right around the students of Cuttington University and his close friends. This guy got the mula (Money) to push his game but he’s not doing anything but relying on the free give away of little media and other friends who can like and share his song. He’s brilliant with words, raps are on point, videos are good, customs are well tagged out base on the storyline of each music video but he’s not pushing his music and including the other artists, he managed as well. T Floyd needs to hit the music industry in 2019, that is if he starts to brand himself and his team in the right way and leave the ride on ride stuff as a crew and invest in branding. Latest released was “The Know Me.” He got just 378 downloads in a month. very bad for a big artist.
These are few artists that have a lot to work on because they are people the public look at in every aspect of given out the best that will last for more than just a month or weeks. There are more loading. This is just the first artcles. Watch out for the second. No escaping.