When we reported that Wizkid was about leaving EME with proofs from his tweet and the fact that EME management were not treating him with his finances and hospitality at the EME Mansion, a lot of people thought we came up with the rumour. Wizkid has been in slave contract from his former management team to his signed contract with EME.
Now wise on how the industry works, Wizkid decided to change his management team that was making a lot of money from him and now he his trying to break-off his slave contract with EME which is what is causing the rumble in the industry and the reason why he has decided to release a mixtape instead of an album. Here is the legal side to the story from Africa Music Law.
Reports by Africa Music Law this morning suggested that
Wizkid might be stuck in a legal battle with EME and Banky W over the terms he signed on his contract on signing for EME. Wizkid allegedly did NOT have an official “signed” contract with EME when he released his record breaking album but was “forced” to sign after he was denied VISA last year. According to findings by Africa Music Law…
About March 2012, when fans and the public screamed in excitement about the EME Wizkid UK Tour, Wizkid still did not have a legal contract. However, as a condition to perform in the UK and to get visas granted, the hosting country (UK) required a record contract “evidencing” Wizkid was signed to EME. EME, in a rush, put a contract together for Wizkid. (Alleged).
The EME-Wizkid contract (the first signing of a record deal) had a term requiring a 7 album deal. They promised this contract will be amended to the “real contract” later. (Alleged).
Wizkid later signed a 7-Album contract with EME, without reading terms on the contract. As it stands Wizkid wants the terms on his contract re-negotiated. He wants renegotiation on the length of the contract, on how monies are been splitted and more.
Wizkid was allegedly promised re-negotiation on his contract – which he is fighting for. The relationship between the recording company and Wizkid can still be fixed as far as we at 36NG have learnt but as it seems, Wizkid is looking at walking out on the record label which might lead to a legal battle – in the court. As it stands the only thing Wizkid has on his defense is the fact that he was indeed promised a new deal while EME will hold his feet on the alleged 7-album contract he signed.
Wizkid is currently working on a video for his smashing freestyle Azonto…
He’s been pushing the video all alone unlike his previous works.
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