We are not the only ones scratching our heads at the many ludicrous versions of ‘Hello’ being churned out by some of our artistes. Movie producer, Charles Novia, has spoken out and called for an end to it all.
Singer, Omawumi first released her reggae cover of Adele’s new single, ‘Hello’, we all agreed it’s so amazing as she almost stole the British singer’s thunder. Even Sean Tizzle went on Twitter to commend her and even suggested her version was better than the original one.
Omawunmi’s rendition inspired other Nigerian singers especially after she received many applauds, and they all started releasing their covers like the world was coming to an end.
Singer, Praiz’s version was wonderful, Choc city singer, Ruby Gyang followed, and next was Sojay, Niyola, Diwari, Yemi Sax; the list goes on and on.
Noni crooner, Samklef‘s version was even deleted by Youtube for obvious copyright infringement. But, haven’t they overdone this one song?
Only when we thought we are the only ones scratching our heads at the many ludicrous versions being churned out by some of our Nigerian artistes, movie producer, Charles Novia, who never fails to speak his mind on issues, spoke out and called for an end to it all.
He took to his Instagram and blasted Nigerian singers especially E.M.E star, Niyola for her auto-tune and yoruba actress, Dayo Amusa, he described her version as ‘Cacophoney of a cover’.
Below is what he posted: “Suddenly, it’s Adele’s virus which seems to have infected our Naija artistes! Some of the most outrageous covers of that ‘Hello’ song ( which I don’t really see what the craze for it is in my opinion) have come out of Naija.
From the appreciable to the average and to the mundane! Who asked Niyola to autotune that song o? Chai! Who the blazes advised Dayo Amusa to release that cacophony of a cover? Who…who….! Abeg, I nor fit shout.
Could you guys just allow us at least try to have a Merry Christmas as if the biting fuel scarcity and “winchi” economy in Naija is not enough. God rest those souls who jumped from 3rd Mainland Bridge ( as a comedian said) upon hearing yet another cover version. Una doooh!”
You heard him, folks…E don do!