Seven Nigerian Musicians Who Faced Challenges with Their Record Labels
- Wizkid: Wizkid faced contractual issues with Banky W’s EME Records, where he felt he was unfairly compensated with only 25% of his earnings. This led to his departure from the label.
- Cynthia Morgan: Cynthia Morgan signed with Northside Entertainment Inc. but later accused Jude Okoye of the label of unfair treatment and allegedly taking away everything she owned, resulting in her disappearance from the music scene.
- Kizz Daniel: Kizz Daniel had a fallout with G-Worldwide Label due to alleged breaches in his seven-year contract. This disagreement resulted in legal constraints and an injunction preventing him from performing.
- Temmie Ovwasa: Temmie Ovwasa, formerly signed to YBNL, made allegations against Olamide, claiming he stifled her career by rejecting opportunities and preventing her from releasing songs, leading to her departure from the label.
- Runtown: Runtown’s relationship with Eric Many Entertainment soured over accusations of attending events without the label’s approval. He sought to terminate his contract due to alleged non-payment and threats from the label.
- Brymo: Brymo and Chocolate City had a contractual dispute, with Brymo alleging neglect in promoting his debut album. He left the label, accusing them of contract violations.
- May D: May D left Square Records, owned by P Square, citing unfavorable living conditions and aspirations to be a part of the Psquare brand. This departure highlighted issues with the treatment of artists in the label.
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