Nigerian music producer, Philip Ahaiwe Chukwuja, also known as Philkeys, has revealed that popular singer, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe aka Kizz Daniel once offered to pay him N50,000 for a studio session.
He said Kizz Daniel was still up-and-coming when he made the offer, but he turned it down because his charges at the time was above that amount and he was already working with legendary musician, King Sunny Ade.
Philkeys, who shared this in a recent interview with MTV Base Africa, however, added that he linked up with the ‘Woju’ crooner and made several songs together after the artiste hit stardom.
He said; “He [Kizz Daniel] reached out to me. He was not signed then. He told me that he had a certain amount of money, I think N50k, that he wanted to work with me.
“But my charges don pass N50k by that time wey I come dey work for Sunny Ade. That time I be big boy. I was like, ‘No o, I’m not doing.’
“I was gonna see if he was going to call me back but he didn’t call me back, so we just allowed that part to slide. Then, when he blew up, he called me back saying that he wanted to work with me.”
In other news, Nigerian street artiste, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, popularly called 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.