Speed Darlington links up with Kogbagidi, seeks career boost like Portable

Nigerian musician and internet sensation, Darlington Okoye, popularly known as Speed Darlington, recently met International promoter, Kogbagidi.

The rapper linked up with the talent manager so that he could promote him the way he assisted Portable when he just hit the limelight.

Kogbagidi shared a video of them inside a car sampling one of the Speed Darlington’s new song and they were excitedly vibing to it.

In the clip, the ‘Bangdadang’ crooner revealed that they just left the music video shoot for the song being played on the stereo.

Watch the video below:

In other news, Bella Shmurda, has revealed that he paid a huge sum of money to free himself from the contract he signed with his former record label.

CorrectNG reports that the ‘Newborn Fela’ crooner was formerly signed to One World Global Records.

Bella said he paid N20 million to the management so that he could be released to be an independent artiste after spending just a year out of his 3-year contract.

According to the singer, he was being cheated by the label because they equally funded his music projects, but One World took a larger percentage of the earnings.

Speaking on Tea with Taymesan podcast, he explained that he would source for N500k as requested by the label and they in turn would bring N500k for production, promotion and other things that need funding.

However, when money starts coming from shows, streaming, endorsement and other areas, they would take 70 percent and give him 30 percent.

Bella said he was not comfortable with that arrangement so he hired a lawyer and bought himself out of One World Global Records.

Meanwhile, Bella Shmurda earlier said that he begged a law student to help him review the contract for his first record deal.

He revealed that at the time he just got signed he was still a student who could not afford to hire a lawyer.

The singer made this known while having a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV’s Rubbin Minds programme.

Shmurda explained how he approached a 300 level law student in his school to assist him by reading through the fine print of his record deal.

He, however noted that he did not realise that the guy was clueless about how to handle the matter.