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SPOTLIGHT: Daddy Showkey, The Icon That Inspired A Generation

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[Video]:''Maybe Na The Thing Wey He Dey Smoke Dey Worry Im Head'' - Daddy Showkey Says As He Appeal To EFCC To Free Nairamarley

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Daddy Showkey is a veteran Nigerian singer whose relevance is still very apparent in mainstream pop culture today. The singer, born as John Asiemo, but now popularly addressed as Daddy Showkey is regarded as the father of Ghetto music in Nigeria.

With only two albums pegged to his name, “The Name” and “Welcome” Showkey has successfully stamped his place in the hearts of Ghetto music lovers.

Today in our Spotlight, we take a look at Showkey’s career and how he has successfully been able to influence his generation and this generation.

In 1991, Showkey’s Dyna rocked the homes of many Nigerians on a different scale, both rich and poor, old and young got engaged with the song as it had a line to it that everyone can relate to.

Music Career

If you have ever listened to a Daddy Showkey song, you would tell that the sound is so different from what is considered normal. With Showkey, it was on another level of Mediocre infused from a place of truth to bear the Ghetto Dancehall genre of Music in Nigeria.

With only 11 singles to his name, Showkey successfully brought deeper attention to the slums and ghetto parts of Lagos Nigeria.

Daddy Showkey

Daddy Showkey

Daddy Showkey is still considered the godfather of this genre, leading the pack – closely followed behind by Baba Fryo and Daddy Fresh at that time

But the entire popularity of the Ghetto Dancehall started to dwindle in the latter part of the 2000s.

Generational Relevance

In recent times, Daddy Showkey has been portrayed as the face of the ghetto in which he loudly represents in any of his creative efforts. In the pop culture in Nigeria, Showkey has influenced a lot of younger generation, maybe not with his genre of music but with the notion of the need to stay original to the cause.

In critically acclaimed Nollywood Movies, Showkey still sits at a position where he is always representing the ghetto communities.

In a 2019 Movie, Seven, Showkey played the role of a bad gang leader with little or no care for protocol in which he represented the ghetto community as well.

While Showkey may not have the same struggles with people living in the ghetto, the entertainer has chosen to identify with them on various levels.

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InformationNigeria Top 5 trending stories of the week

Below is a recap of some of the trending stories that you might have missed during the course of the week.

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Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Others ominated for 2020 MOBO Awards (Full List)

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Others ominated for 2020 MOBO Awards (Full List)

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema

Seven Nigerian artistes, including Burna Boy, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have made the UK’s MOBO Awards 2020 nomination list.

Burna Boy Snags 2021 Grammy Nomination

Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Afro-fusion Nigerian artist, Burna Boy, has received another nomination at the 63rd Grammys scheduled to hold in January 2021.

Davido Gifts Fan N1M For Creating A Video On His 28th Birthday

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Davido

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, has rewarded a lucky fan with the sum of one million naira for creating a video of his hit songs on his 28th birthday, November 21, 2020.

BBNaija’s Kiddwaya, Erica Arrive In Sierra Leone; Susan Waya Asks Fans To Pray For Them

BBNaija’s Erica, Kiddwaya Throw Jabs At Each Other On Twitter

Erica, Kiddwaya

Ex-BBNaija housemate, Kiddwaya and Erica arrived in Sierra Leone on Friday for the eviction party of the country’s reality TV show, Housemate Salone.

Alleged Abortion: ‘I Am Not A Murderer’ -Ultimate Love Star, Rosie Says In Touching Video

Rosie and Kachi

Rosie and Kachi

Ultimate Love reality star, Rosemary Afuwape, popularly known as Rosie, has left her fans reeling after she bared it all in a touching video.

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‘It Made Me Understand That I Wasn’t Respected’ – Reekado Banks Finally Speaks On Wizkid’s Insult

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Reekado Banks at HotFm

Reekado Banks at HotFm

Nigerian singer, Reekado Banks has finally opened up on how he felt after his colleague, Wizkid publicly humiliated him on social media a few weeks ago.

Information Nigeria recalls that Wizkid slammed the singer after he took to his Twitter page to promote a song they both worked while the #EndSARS protests was still on-going.

The ‘Joro’ crooner called his colleague a fool and also told him to delete his post down.

Reekado Banks, however, did not respond and he yanked off the song from his album tracklist.

Speaking on the issue for the first time officially, the singer said during an interview on HOT 93.3 FM in Lagos that he felt very disrespected.

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In his words;

“It made me understand that I wasn’t respected as much as I thought som it’s like I dey my lane then”, he told the host.

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‘Not Everyone Who Dies Is A Good Person’ – Kemi Olunloyo

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‘You Are Practicing Witchcraft If You Attend Church Vigils’ - Journalist Kemi Olunloyo

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has stated that she has refused to mourn some people who died in 2020 for the fact that they were terrible people when they were alive.

Taking to her official Twitter page, the self-proclaimed investigative journalist says that it is not compulsory to respect the dead if the said dead was not a good person when alive.

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In her words:

“Stop that stupid line. ‘Respect the dead’. FOR WHAT? They didn’t ask for ur respect. 90% of dead people were removed by God for a reason. This 2020, some of the worst people in my life DIED. God fought for me while they made my life miserable. I’m not mourning them Everybody dies”

See her tweet below:

Olunloyo’s tweet

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