Presh: The Second Coming
When news broke that one of Nigeria’s favourite music Duo KC Presh “splited” in mid 2011 after a partnership which lasted for over 12 years, fans and critics thought that was the end of the rising career of the” segemenge” crooners. A year later one half of the duo KCee made return to mainstream music with hits after hits like Limpopo, Pull Over, and Okpete, and the big question on the lips of everyone was, Where is Presh?
With a thunderous response, Precious “Presh” John resurfaced to mainstream Nigerian music in 2014, and it’s been a journey of consistency and quality. The first news was his new mouth-watering deal with Eric Manny records, owned by top Igbo billionaire, Okwudili Umenyiora, owner of Dilly Motors and then the Akwa –Ibom state born officially dropped his first come back song which he titled ‘Olegelege’. While fans and critics were still enjoying the new song, Presh flew out to South Africa where he shot a multi-million naira video for his new love song titled ‘International Lady’. The video was shot by ace cinematographer Sesan Ogunro at choice locations in South Africa, and since it’s release, it’s been receiving rave reviews online as well as enjoying massive airplay on radio.
For those who don’t know, Presh is a multi-award winning artiste, he came into limelight when they won the much coveted Star Quest prize in 2002, Channel O Award winner in 2008, he’s a Kora Award nominee and has won countess awards within the Nigerian music industry.
Little wonder his new smash hit tune ‘I no go lie’ featuring pop Diva Tiwa Savage is the current buzzing sound and talk of the industry. In this new melodic tune, Presh deliverers a sweet chorus and perfectly blended verses that affirms his talent as a singer and songwriter of international repute. The Sesan Ogunro directed video for ‘I no go lie’ features the two artistes in flashy scenes with an easy to understand story line.
By all standards, the second coming of Presh is surely living up to expectations as he keeps upping the standards with every song he drops, and he doesn’t seem to slowing down any time soon. Word has it that Presh Hit the studio with African No.1 artist “OBO” himself to dish out another hit.
The question is, what is Presh and Ericmany Entertainment up to?. It seems Presh has really come to take back his place as an A list Artist he has always been during their time as KC PRESH. When he started many of us thought it was a joke but Presh seems to be making a come back. Let’s keep our fingers crossed as we anticipate another hit from the Presh & Davido collaboration, produced by the Serial Hit Maker Shizzi.