It is fast becoming a trend in the Nigerian entertainment Industry for label and partnership breakups,
from D'banj and Don Jazzy, to Olamide splitting from Code tunes, now it would no more come as a shock as reports indicated a breakup between Big Brother Label exec Bankole Wellington (Banky W) and his hottest prospect yet Ayo Balogun (Wizkid)
It has become knowledge that super CEO's efforts to get Wizkid, back on the label that gave him the platform to become the superstar he is today, has shifted to the "Holla at your boy" hit maker's mum.
According to reports we are monitoring, Banky W supposedly went to Wizkid’s mum seeking her intervention in the crisis as it was becoming clearer that Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) were losing their hottest prospect yet.
Banky was said to have reminded her of how he helped propel Wizzy’s career to greatness and being a mother, she reasoned in that direction.
“You know women, she felt compassion for Banky and promised to talk to her son,” a source privy to the trouble-shooting meeting squealed.
Banky, also has not failed in dousing the media speculation that his prodigy has left EME as he described such reports as ‘nothing but rumours’.
He maintained that “Wizkid remains a member of the EME family.”
According to Banky, in response to question on what was wrong between him and Wizkid, “there is no problem that can’t be solved” he said in Lagos during the world press conference organised by COSON at the Protea Hotel, GRA, Ikeja.
For now, it is fingers crossed as we await a peaceful resolution to the management crisis that is rocking what can be described as one of Nigeria’s finest and most successful music label.