Monday, 4 February 2013

EME and WizKID at War LASTBORN Entertainment Newz
LABEL EME The inevitable battle line has
been drawn; what was once
considered an enviable model set
up by thriving record label EME, is
now being torn into shreds by a
recent alleged fall-out between Pop singer Wizkid and the label’s
management. You read it right: Ayodeji
‘Wizkid’ Balogun is at war with
his label Empire Mates
Entertainment and might just be
walking out of his record deal for
good. The pop singer’s recent outburst on social media Twitter
and Instagram has confirmed
weeks, even months of rumoured
disagreement between both
parties. Details are sketchy but we can
confirm there’s a lot of bad
blood between Wizzy (as he is
fondly called) and EME which is
run by label executives Banky W
and Segun Demuren (Demuren plays a more background role but
is fully involved in executive
decisions). The controversy started many
months ago – tongues started
wagging when Wizkid fired his
manager Osagie Osarenkhoe and
hired long-time friend Godwin Tom
in September 2012. Godwin Tom, we learn had been pitching Wizkid
to several labels since 2007
before Osarenhkoe came into the
picture and introduced him to
EME, the label that groomed him
and push his career to the very top. Sources say EME were not
pleased with the move to fire
Osarenkhoe, but gave in to
Wizkid’s demands. The label
retained Osarenkhoe to manage
EME”s other acts – Skales, Niyola and Shaydee. Wizkid has now also
signed an international
management deal with UK based
Disturbing London, run by rapper
Tinie Tempah. The young singer
has been in England for weeks now. Insiders say Wizkid has also
moved out of the EME ‘mansion’
in Lagos and acquired his own
home in Lekki Phase 1, this was
shortly after he bought his BMW
X6 auto-mobile late last year. The distance became glaring; the core
of the squad had detached
himself from unit. Sources who spoke with NET
anonymously say Wizzy would
come late to public appearances
and Banky would spend the whole
time apologizing. ‘They would
always come separate to any gig. It looked like Wizzy and Godwin
had formed their own team and
didn’t need them Banky
anymore‘, an inside source told
this newspaper, Saturday. It also showed emotionally; Wizkid
was not seen at most of the
rehearsals for their concert in
December. He appeared at the
later stage and rarely talked
with the crew. ‘But they all tried to suppress what was going on;
only the in-house team knew the
whole truth‘. NET investigations gathered that
concerned parties tried
desperately to keep the young
superstar under control, but
nothing, it seems, would work. On Friday, February 1, 2013, the
first bombshell dropped: Wizkid
took to twitter and Instagram to
make subliminal remarks about his
label. ‘Don’t take Loyalty for
stupidity..don’ t!’, ‘Moving on to start all over again!…Fuck
it!..‘, and went on to say ‘If dey
sleep on u..move on!‘. It came as a shock to fans
worldwide; especially coming
barely days after Banky W’s
interview assuring fans Wiz was
not leaving the label and that
rumours of his departure were false. The controversy continues with
Wizzy updating his Twitter profile,
removing ‘EME/Konvict’ and
replacing it with his
management’s contacts. ‘Wizkid is the one hurt, that’s
why he is the one talking, he will
still say more‘, one source tells
us, even as many who claim to be
familiar with the situation say
‘the problem is that he thinks he’s grown too big for the label
and he’s suddenly forgotten
where he’s coming from and the
many sacrifices Osagie and Banky
especially had to make to help
him grow‘. No word from both camps as EME
and Wizzy’s management remain
mum over the matter. Godwin
Tom did not respond to repeated
enquiries even as an EME
executive failed to get back to us despite promising. In less than one year, there have
been quite a number of fallouts
with artistes parting ways with
their record labels. The most
controversial still remains the
Mo’Hits saga with D’banj and Don Jazzy breaking ties back in
February 2012. Others include May D getting
thrown out of Square Records,
Flowssick parting with Kollertunz
Records because he failed to sign
his artiste contract, Yung6ix
dropping the 411 Entertainment label, fully pitching his tent with
Storm Records and urban Hip-Hop
group L.O.S dropping BankHead
Entertainment to fully sign with
Storm Records. There are so many unanswered
questions but we have a strong
feeling more events will unfold.
The biggest question for now is
will Wizkid make an appearance at
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