See Current list Of Nigerian Artistes Who Have Left Their Record Labels In 2016 TrendyVoice

2 June 2016

See Current list Of Nigerian Artistes Who Have Left Their Record Labels In 2016




The year 2016 has been a very busy one for
Nigerian music. The industry has been
plagued with a high occurrence of beefs,
drama, and many more.
Top amongst these are the good old label struggles
between records labels and their signed artistes.
This clash which usually pits arts against business
has had an unusually high occurrence of label
splits, wrangles, and lawsuits,.
StingerXpress, travels through the industry, and
presents you with all the top artistes who have had
issues with their record labels, and have in one way
or another taken steps to exit the label.
For many, everything goes smoothly and amicably.
But for many others, it gets mercy, involves the
police and a huge number of collared executives
working their way through, legal papers,
accusations, public posturing, sob tales, legal suits
and court injunctions.
Please find below.

•Skales (Baseline Music)

The singer was signed in 2014 to Baseline Music, a
record label that was managed by veterans Howie
T and Dipo Abdul. According to sources, after a
year of no investment, he moved on with his
career. He is currently being detained by the
police, and together with his manager, Osagie
Osarenkhoe, they are being investigated for fraud
by the label.

•Runtown (Ericmany Entertainment)

The singer has terminated his deal with Ericmany
Entertainment, in May, citing money problems,
threat to life and gross disrespect from his label
CEO, Prince Okwudili Umenyiora [aka Dilly], the
C.E.O of Dilly Motors.

•Lil Kesh (YBNL)

The rapper was freed from YBNL Records, after his
two-year contract with the Olamide-led label ran
out. There was no renewal nor extension, with Lil
Kesh amicably moving out, and setting up his
imprint, YAGI, with the help of his ex-boss. He is
still managed by YBNL.

•Ice Prince (Chocolate City Music)

Although the rapper's deal expired with Chocolate
City 2 years ago, he stayed affiliated to the label,
and this year made it public that he had left. He
has currently set up his personal imprint under the
label, Super Cool Cats.

•Saeon (Baseline Music)

The singer was freed from her Baseline Music
contract, due to creative differences she had with
the label, and their alleged lack of support for her
artistic direction and progression. She is currently
working on creating a new imprint and identity.

•Milli (Chocolate City Music)

The rapper departed Chocolate City due to his
unhappiness at being prevented from releasing
music, and dropping his projects. He is currently
on the verge of announcing a new record label, and
movement named Up Next Universe.

•Baci (Made Men Music Group)


Although verbal agreements formed the basis of
the singer's deal with the Ubi Franklin and Iyanya-
led Made Men Music Group, the label failed to
officially hand Baci a contract after he spent 6
years with them.

•Chidinma (Capital Hill Records)

The singer's deal with Capital Hill Records was not
extended after it expired this year. Both parties
chose to keep mute about the affair, but amicably
parted ways. There are rumors of her setting up
camp with singer Flavour, under his 2nite
Entertainment.

•Tonto Dikeh (DB Records)

Actress and singer Tonto Dikeh announced her
departure from D'banj's record labelm DB Records,
citing 'business reasons', as the cause. She has
made no return to music since then.

•Zeez (DJ Zeez) (HF Music)

The singer was sued by his ex-label, HF Music, for
breach of contract, owing to his alleged refusal to
record new music. He lost the case, and was
ordered by the court to pay damages to the label to
the tune of N22 Million.




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