Duncan Mighty is making a comeback into the Nigerian music industry and hearts with a host of collaboration he has been raking with the present day artists for a better part of 2018. Famed to be Port Harcourt first son who was one of the leading men in the Nigerian music industry around the period 2007 with smash hit singles and albums under his belt. Duncan Mighty took a bow out of the scene for an undisclosed reason and returned to his base, Port Harcourt where he runs his construction company and the industry seemed to have moved on with the new wave already until recently, Duncan reemerged to show us that he still got it as he rides with the new wave ranging from Wizkid to Reekado Banks, Davido, Tiwa Savage etc.
Following the release and success of the chart-topping Fake Love by Duncan Mighty featuring Wizkid, a debate sprang up about Wizkid reviving Duncan Mighty’s ‘dead’ career and it has since caught fire as arguments are for/against the claim by Wizkid fans. Read of opinion pertaining the debate below:
It’s no news how fans try to magnify even the thinnest of things that probably wouldn’t matter to the artists involved and they still fail to understand that collaborations are often important and as beneficial for both parties involved and in this case, as much as Fake Love is perceived to have revived Duncan Mighty, it also helps stamp Wizkid’s name in his home country because the fans wouldn’t agree but amidst the whole World takeover agenda, Wizkid is very much interested in not losing value in his home country as Davido is steady snatching that home-based credibility with his 2017 success. It is also to tap into the fan base of artists involved. So yes, they both needed it.
However, people sit to cook up baseless and unwarranted comparisons towards anything and everything. How do you refer a work relationship between the old school wave and new school wave as reviving the former’s career? Duncan Mighty is one of the role players in shaping the music industry into what it has become since the term where there was no internet or social media that now turns mediocre talent into overnight success. Duncan has laced Nationwide hit long before our today’s A-listers learn to lace their shoes and mind you, he didn’t have to move to Lagos, Nigeria’s entertainment hub to hit it big, he did from Port Harcourt.
Jennifer Lopez features Cardi B, Awilo Logomba features Tiwa Savage, 2baba features Peruzzi in songs that became hit but do we regard it as reviving the veterans’ career because they decided to work with the new school. We should not forget these veterans are human who also love, support and have favourites like we do, so if I like you enough and want to work with you. Why not?
Logically, Duncan was unheard of before Fake Love and you’d agree with me that Wizkid is the flavour of the new school so it’s only expected that their collaboration will hit. Duncan may not need anyone to make a hit song though but Wizkid’s influence will help travel the song more as he’s the IT thing. In the year 2030, it may not be the same narrative as stardom is in turns, so we should do away with the unnecessary comparison sometimes. Here’s music journalist, Joey Akan’s two cent about the debate as he made further revelations:
“First to say Duncan Mighty was received by Wizkid isn’t just unfair, it is a big lie, and very disrespectful. But I understand. People who didn’t know the joys of good music, will talk trash. Wiz and Duncan no be mate.
Here’s some insider gist: Duncan Mighty was dragged to Lagos again by Davido and Tekno, who wanted to get some of that juice last year. You see ‘If’ and ‘Fall’? Those records were heavily influenced by Duncan Mighty. He is a legend.
Prior to this, Duncan Mighty had understood that this music thing isn’t the final stop. Business was his game. That’s why his construction firm is popping heavy! And his TV station is 90% complete in Port Harcourt. It will be on DSTV. Duncan Mighty came to Lagos cos of David.
He recorded two songs with Tekno, another with Davido and then a few others. In February, he was meant to drop one with Tekno, but shelved it due to some work in the South. And then Wizkid dropped his first.
Last time I was with Duncan, (pre-fake love) I spent two hours, with him, and in that time, 6 of your fave A-listers were on his case, begging for some sauce! He had to run from me because he was under pressure to finish off a record. Some of those songs are almost out.
You can argue that Wizkid’s own blew first because he released his first. If he had dropped the others before this, who would have known? And look at that record? Both Melody and writing were all from Duncan’s playbook. He does that in his sleep!
As usual, your music industry is all about trends. If e work for one person, the others will try to tap into that blessing. Duncan’s blessing is what he is distributing across the industry now, with many people begging for some piece of this magic.
Last last, music is hard, and super saturated. And if people find a winning formula, they want to jump on it, and grab their share. Also have you wondered why everyone is rushing him? Have you seen him in the studio working? It is marvellous! Super!
Duncan blew that record, with his work, and for those of you who date disrespect him with this nonsense commentary, I don’t blame you people. Na small pikin dey worry we plenty of you. The rest are in Wizkid’s A-hole. So continue. Shouts to ‘Fake love.’ I’m glad it came first!”
Duncan Mighty is featured in the new hit song by Tiwa Savage titled Lova Lova. He also raked a feature with Davido and Peruzzi in a forthcoming song. Duncan is definitely having one of his best years yet.