|Wizkid and Bankky W|
Another major musical divorce may rock the Nigerian music scene soon, if emerging feelers are anything to go by.Rumours have it that Wizkid has parted ways with the Banky W led E.M.E record label.
On of the pointers was his absence at the Lagos Countdown Concert on New Year Eve, despite an excuse by Banky W that the young singer was ill, even as sources say he was in far-away UK, having a swell time.
Wizkid, who parted ways with his long time manager and friend Osagie Osarenkhoe, in September 2012, is said to be dissatisfied with his contract agreement and sharing quota within the label.
A major indication of the possible crack is that his Twitter Bio now reads, Management @[email protected] Tom with no mention whatsoever of EME Records.
Although both parties are yet to put out any word concerning the matter, Banky W shut down these reports early this week, describing it as a mere rumour. In a recent interview, he was quoted as saying that Wizkid is still very much part of EME family. He also added that all Wizzy has an international management and recording contract with British rapper, Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing London outfit and Akon’s Konvict Records respectively.
With various reports stating that Konvict music is offering the singer a more flexible contract they offer him, it is therefore unlikely that his anticipated album will be dropped on the EME imprint.
Also, the 23-year-old superstar, who spent the most part of 2012 touring Europe, Asia and America, had at the beginning of this year acquired a house in Lekki, Lagos. The move was been attributed to the fact that the singer had an argument concerning his new home and leaving his the EME label according to the unconfirmed report.
If it is true that both parties have parted ways, it will no doubt be a case of another failed relationship which brings to mind other examples such as the Psquare/May D, Eva/ elDee as well as the Mo’Hits split.