Remember Artquake the Alanta duo, here’s what happened to them.
If you reading this then you are definitely old enough to remember the hit song Alanta. Then you will definitely know that it was a total package. It had a crazy dance step that made anyone dancing it look weird. I remember learning the dance step too from a crazy friend. The song was done by a duo called Artquake. ADX (real name Adegbite Adeniran) and ICE-K (real name Tomomewo Olakunle) where the duo behind the hit song that was released in 2009. Since that track no national anthem have been released by the duo. In a recent interview ADX and ICE-K explained why nothing have been heard from them and how supportive their wives have been.
‘When we released ‘Alanta,’ we slowed down because of marriage but that is natural. We also thought of diversifying and see what we could do apart from music to make money. That was what made us slow down but we did some music afterward,’
After the success of Alanta, they have since released seven songs and none have been able to replicate such massive airplay. They only have words of appreciation for their wives for the support in their trying times.
‘We met our wives before we released ‘Alanta’ and they have been enduring with us before that song, so that made it a lot easier. If they were ladies that we met after ‘Alanta,’ we can’t tell what would have become of the marriage now because it would have been obvious that they came for the fame. These two ladies are people who have been with us before the mega hit and the big money. I remember there was a time we used to live in a self-contained apartment in Surulere and these ladies used to come around. They believed in us and did not forsake us.’