66 singers, rappers, and fusion specialists were carefully selected and called upon to come create a 26-track delight for fans. But some big names were missing from the list, and here they are.
By now we should all have listened or grabbed our copy of the biggest compilation album that has been released in this generation. DJ Jimmy JATT had celebrated his 25 year anniversary in style and released 'The Industry'.
A great album with an abundance of Pop and urban tunes (and the odd filler too), 'The Industry' possesses a great number of talented artistes from 2 generations. 66 singers, rappers, and fusion specialists were carefully selected and called upon to come create a 26-track delight for fans.
But below are some of the biggest names that for undisclosed reasons, didn't make the list.
Turns out coping all the awards and nominations weren't enough for this Nigerian wonder to grab a track on the compilation. Currently the best of the lot in Africa, Davido adds energy and zest to everything he lays his hands onto. It becomes gold.
Talent and star power is a good combination to come onto every album. Wizkid brings more to the table than can be expressed in words.
A leader in every sense. Jagz and his enigmatic JagzNation crew have 'legendary' written all over their works. Theirs would have been a song made in heaven.
A needed sprinkle of diva dust wouldn't hurt listeners. Tiwa's light melodious delivery would have been welcomed on a collaboration or as a dynamic solo effort.
A man for all seasons, whether serving as a base or a bit-part player in any track, Sid is the talent to make amazing music with. And he's a Mavin.
Heavy vocals and a style that floats along the lines of rap and singing, the deep ways of thi musician, and his all-round input in production would hold great water anytime.
Street credibility is a serious ingredient for any album to make better sales, and Oritse Femi provides the conduit for such a relationship to be fostered. His ability in delivering hooks would make a good song light up the galaxy.
Infusing the Highlife vibe from a man who has successfully made Igbo language look cool would have brought in the folk lovers all in from the East. Flavour is well loved, and he can sing too.
These brothers hardly ever get to do a feature, so it's understandable that their absence is a reality. Although their showmanship will be a deal-clincher, any day.
The Pop ratings on this guy goes through the roof and into the galaxy. Timaya has been a consistent force over time, changing his ways to fit in with the time. His presence boosts what already needs no boosting.
Neo-dancehall and patois is evergreen when it flows through the words of Patoranking. He has been a hit this year, and it's because of his melody.