With the passage of time, Nigerians have still held on to the image of MC Galaxy being unserious, and no effort by the hustler has changed that.
The case of MC Galaxy is one that defies logic and all the rules of reasoning.
Having made the trip from University of Uyo many years ago, chasing the bright lights of Lagos, the industrious man has done virtually anything to survive. Dancing, comedy, event-hosting, singing…and many more. Everything and anything is a means to success for MC Galaxy. If it doesn’t make him thrive, it gives him the basics of life; survival.
One cannot in all honesty call MC Galaxy a singer. He isn’t in reality one. He sort of stumbled upon it after years of rolling with musicians, and voila! It became his money machine. After dropping the two hit songs ‘Nek Unek’ and ‘Sekem’, he came through with an album.
His debut album, “Breakthrough’ is exactly what he chose to call it. A personal breakthrough after years of biting the dust.
Unsurprisingly, MC Galaxy’s enterprising effort was not enough to make the album sell. He has promoted, worked his butt off, pulled off album release parties and concerts, released videos, performed the songs, and paid the right money. But it all failed to save the LP.
Why? Because nobody takes MC Galaxy seriously.
After the LP, he has done more work, hustling his way into the good books of international producer Swizz Beatz, exploiting that relationship in the media, and releasing more music. But nobody still takes him seriously. And the reasons are not hard to see.
MC Galaxy’s travails are of his own making. Listening to his music, it is stark that this is a man who isn’t given to the art of music making. His songs fail to display any level of intelligence to create a deeper connection to people. From cheesy lyrics, to incoherent delivery, MC Galaxy’s music comes across as a hustle, with no finesse. His affiliation to Swizz Beatz is laudable, but it is generally regarded as more of an opportunistic indulgence, than a serious melding of cultures and sounds to produce art. Nobody considers that connection as an advancement of the Nigerian music industry.
Also, some of his actions have left many scratching heads in their wake. Galaxy launched his record label last year, MCG Entertainment, and proceeded to sign both Muno and Zinnia to his record label. Today, Zinnia is yet to get a first official single, and Muno has absconded to pitch tents with Paul Okoye and his fledgling Rudeboy Records. With one artiste gone, and another yet to release new content, it begs the question; can MCG Entertainment be taken seriously?
Another is his penchant for releasing weird stories about himself.The singer is recording a new song with Brandon Howard, a man who has no other distinction in music other than being a rumoured son of late pop king, Michael Jackson.
MC Galaxy has also promised new music, revealing that Swizz Beats is working on a remix to ‘Sekem’. And one would wonder how much talent does he lack, to be unable to record new material with the producer. ‘Sekem’ is old news. Nigheria has moved on, the world has moved on, and MC Galaxy should move on.
With the passage of time, Nigerians have still held on to the image of MC Galaxy being unserious, and no effort by the hustler has changed that. Perhaps music is just a phase for him, just like every other craft he has worked on. That uncertainty is what has tagged him ‘unserious’.