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Why I suddenly left Davido’s record label – Liya finally opens up

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In a podcast interview, Liya, the singer who once held the title of “DMW’s First Lady,” has finally shared the reason behind her sudden departure from the famed Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label.

Known for her notable tracks such as “Lakiriboto” and “Melo,” Liya had undoubtedly left her mark during her time with the label.

However, her decision to part ways with DMW was driven by her belief that her burgeoning career wasn’t receiving the attention and support it deserved.

Liya opened up about her departure during the podcast interview, citing her longing for a fresh start and a new path in the music industry as the driving force behind her decision.

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She expressed the need to carve her own musical journey, separate from the DMW brand.

One of the key factors in her departure, as Liya explained, was the perception that her career was not getting the necessary focus and backing from DMW.

While under the label, she had delivered several chart-topping hits, but her aspirations seemed to have been overshadowed or overlooked.

Despite her exit from DMW, Liya was quick to emphasize her admiration for the label’s current roster of artists and their achievements.

She extended her continued support and best wishes to DMW and its emerging talents, expressing hope for their success in their musical endeavors.

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Netizens Reactions…

@gtimmusic reacted: “A bad conversationalist! Why start a response with “I don’t know” Ickkkkk.”

@sxintoyxter said: “She’s scared and just holding in a lot. Sis doesn’t want drama.“

@Mubbyolateju commented: “Definitely with the promotion..her songs were good but zero promotion.”

@Honcho_Havi said: ”She’s scared of backlash.”

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@gOldspot reacted: “Without proper label structure, most artistes signed won’t reach there potential. DMW lacked structure, I hope they do better In the future.”

@Fraziwonder10 said: “She’s not comfortable with the questions.”

@King___Dd reacted: “Maybe just drop songs instead.”

@kenzi commented: “Person wey mid,make dem dey waste money.”

@Kush30BG said: “The guy is really pushing her to say bad about the label with the way he is asking the
questions.”

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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My rise to stardom was not “overnight success” – Asake

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Afrobeats star Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has said that it is difficult to get a job in Nigeria with tattoos.

The artist, who has a neck tattoo, said he couldn’t work for any company or do business because of the stereotypes about tattoos in Nigeria.

Asake, who featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine, said: “In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company. I can’t sell anything.”

He also spoke about his “sudden stardom,” stressing that his rise in the music industry was not an “overnight success” as it seems.

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“You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years. People are counting the days you’re successful. They don’t count the days you’ve been working towards it. Nobody gives a fvck about that,” Asake said.

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Why I couldn’t continue with Jonzing World – Ruger on fallout with D’Prince’s label

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Nigerian Dancehall sensation Michael Adebayo Olayinka popularly known as Ruger, has revealed why he parted ways with Jonzing World, a label owned by D’Prince.

Ruger, said he appreciates that his former record label brought him to the limelight, but he could not renew his contract because the label did not push his brand as much as he wanted to be pushed.

He accused his former record label boss, D’Prince, of abandoning him and using his music earnings to hunt for new talents.

Ranting in a series of posts on X on Thursday, Ruger said he has more to say but scared that he might get stabbed if he divulged more about the record label.

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He wrote, “As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to renegotiate the contract but I couldn’t imagine 5 years more without action.

As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to…

“Dey use my money Dey fund new artist, leaving me in the dark, not being transparent. I just laugh. How e be now?

I complained, I got angry, some people tell me say no be so dem Dey do things. I still go back HQ go collect fake hugs and handshakes. Nothing still change. I wan mad

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