After Social media outburst of call out and unending disagreement, Nigeria rapper Ycee has terminated his contract with Sony Music through his Nigeria management company and his record label Tinny Entertainment. The ” Juice ” singer Nigeria’s management released an official statement putting an end to the license and distribution deal signed between Sony Music Africa and Ycee to help push the artiste’s music globally.
Sometimes August last year, the Nigerian rapper Ycee took to social media to call out Sony Music executive in Africa and head of west-Africa region, Micheal Ugwu of ripping off African artistes of their creativity through his digital distribution company FreeMe Digital and that the international major label is not doing enough for the growth of African music and lastly they have also almost ruined his career but fortunately for him, that didn’t happen.
On the official website of the Ycee’s Nigeria management Tinny Entertainment dated 3rd of February, stated that they have terminated the deal signed in October 2016 between Ycee and Sony Music Africa on the grounds that Sony is not beneficial to them as promised.
According to this statement, the letter was dated 5th of December, 2017 and every song of Ycee after then belongs solely to Tinny Entertainment.
Read statement below;
“We would like to state officially that we terminated our contract with SONY through our lawyers, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, by a letter dated 5 December 2017.
Henceforth, we are the sole owners of the copyright in any and all of our music and can exploit our music on any and every platform.
We have realized that it is best to undertake the distribution of our records by ourselves, as a Record Label and that Made in Nigeria across board, is the only way to be above board.”
As a Label, we are pushing out great music this year starting with “Say Bye Bye,” “I Wish” and our YCEE and Bella Collabo EP, “Late Night Vibrations.”
We thank you for the love!
For: Tinny Entertainment