It is no longer news that the once beautiful romance that glowed between pop artiste May D and his supposed record label, Square Records and Northside Entertainment has since dimmed. What is new to the affair is the way and manner the relationship ended.
Weekend Groove gathered authoritatively that the deal turned sour because his record company could not meet with his demands.
According to insiders, May D whose relationship with his record company was without a legal contract refused to sign when he was presented with one because his demands were considered outrageous by Mr Jude Engees Okoye.
“May D who virtually lives with P-Square and drives a car courtesy of his record company had as part of his demands asked for a brand new car. In addition, he insisted that he be given a different accommodation.
An enraged Jude queried his demands insisting that the company had spent more than N10 million on the debutante artiste whose rise to fame came on the heel of his collaboration with P-Square and Akon on the track “Chop My Money”.
Unwilling to reason with his management May D whom sources said never had a contract with his record company was immediately dropped and asked to stop parading himself as an artiste on the label. Earlier in the week, Weekend Groove’s interest was heightened in the unfolding drama after a press statement allegedly issued by Jude Okoye on behalf of Square Records, stating that the label has parted ways with May D.
I, JUDE ‘ENGEES’ OKOYE of Square Records Limited and Northside Entertainment Limited hereby announces to the general public that Mr. Akinmayokun Awodumila, otherwise known as MAY D is no longer an artiste under the aforementioned outfits due to irreconcilable differences.
We at Northside and Square records wish him all the best in his career and life. Further investigation into the matter revealed that although Jude may have issued out the statement however, Psquare’s publicist and even May D seem to be in the dark as touching the matter, as phone calls made to both parties prove they are not in the know of it.
However, a source close to May D himself revealed that since the deal was struck with the label, May D isn’t happy with his deal with Square Records. According to our source, Square Records hasn’t been doing much to promote May D’s career.
Reacting to the story making the round that his relationship with Square Records has gone sour, May D simply said “I don’t know what they are talking about. You know I don’t stay in their house so how I’m I meant to know this?”.
A graduate of the University of Lagos, May D joined Psquare’s Square Records in 2011. He featured in two singles from P-Square’s fifth album, Invasion, one of which is Chop-Chop.
Square Records has also shot two videos for May D – Soundtrack and Ile Ijo, both directed by Clarence Peters.
Pop singer Timaya welcomed his first child – a baby girl in May 2012n but the identity of his baby mama has remained a secret. Well now there’s a photo for you to check out.
NET learns that the lady who stole Timaya’s heart is Barbara, a singer and budding actress. The dark skinned lady, who is in her 20s, is believed to have met Timaya in 2010.
Fans of the ‘Dem Mama Soldier’ boss might be disappointed to know that there won’t be any wedding bells ringing soon, as Timaya says he’s not considering marriage for now. ‘I wanted to have a baby by Barbara because she is my kind of woman; the kind of woman I’d like to spend the rest of my life with and this was why I decided from the outset that I’d go the whole hog with her. But she knows that marriage is not something we will dabble into now’, Timaya told E-Punch a few days after Barbara gave birth.
However, he is focused on catering for their needs. Timaya (whose’s real name is Enetimi Odom) named his daughter Emmanuella Perere Timaya. ‘I’m building my own dynasty which is why my baby and the other ones that would come after her would bear Timaya as their surname, not Odom’ he explains.
‘Marriage comes with a lot of responsibilities which are beyond financial or material things. God has blessed me with everything a man needs to have a successful married life and you can bet that Emmanuella and Barbara will get the best of everything money can buy, but personally, I don’t feel ready for it‘.
Reports say Timaya put Barbara and Emmanuella in an apartment in the heart of Ikeja, and bought her a GL Fomatic 450 Benz, valued at about N13m.
Since breaking up with former lover Empress Njamah, Timaya has managed to stay out of controvers – He recently released his fourth album ‘Upgrade,’ cut his hair, and is said to be busy performing at high-paid shows.
‘The music industry is growing bigger by the day and very soon, indolent artistes would be swept to the background. I don’t want to be a yesterday star; neither do I want to end up being a fleeting star, I want to continue being relevant. That is why I am putting my everything into music and God is blessing the work of my hands‘ Timaya says.
Mother of famous pop singing duo P Square, Mrs Josephine Okoye is dead. Mrs Okoye was reportedly flown to India a few months ago after her earlier admission at St Nicholas Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, for an undisclosed illness.
It would be recalled that Mrs Okoye was in support of her sons’ career and was also a huge pillar to their success while she was alive. Her last public appearance at her children’s performance was at the Psquare Invasion concert in August 2011. She was a Christian minister before her death.
Nigerian's young and rising female act, Coco Ice (born Mojisola Serah Sowole) is presently basking in the euphoria of the rave reviews she has earned for herself with her latest video titled 'If U Don't Know' - a remake of the late DaGrin’s hit street anthem, “PonPonPon”.
The video for the song which was produced by the young and talented director Aina Mathew aka Matt Max; a director with an eye for quality and and style.
According to Matt, “I’ve taking the time out to come up with a beautiful concept for the video. Something totally different from what we anticipated people will be expecting.
We are taking Naija music to the next level with this video which I strongly believe lovers of good music videos will surely love and appreciate”, he stated.
Talking about the song “If U Don’t Know”, the sexy rapper explained, “I did a remake of “Pon Pon Pon” as my own way of paying tribute to the late DaGrin who taught me so much and brought the best out in me, and also as a way of showing the people my versatility”.
Coco Ice entered the Nigerian music scene with the Jo’Kaynie produced single, “Get Nutty” which featured May D who’s now signed to P-Square’s Square Records. “Get Nutty” enjoyed heavy rotations on various radio stations and was a club favourite amongst top DJs across the country.
After the release of the “If U Don’t Know” video, the song will be available for downloads on all major music sites.
CocoIce who is currently under the management of ‘Biodun Caston-Dada owned MAGiC Entertainment is an eclectic fashionista. Aside her been a beautiful and stylish rap artiste, she also model part-time.
Coco Ice has shared the stage with top acts like Mode 9, Sage, Late Dagrin, Minjin, T. Code, etc.
P-Square done it again, this time around with Mayback music king the boss Rick Ross in 'Beautiful Onyinye'. P-Square proves to be ahead of the game with more help from convict music records CEO Akon. Akon signed P Square to his music label and other African musicians. Soon, P Square, the African kings of RnB music collab with Akon in 'Chop My Money Remix' which also featured May D, P Square's new sign artist. Chop my money was #1 on BeeAfrican's Top Ten African Music Videos OF The Week For more than 5 weeks.
The new joint is hot and touching. To all the lovers, P Square really made this song for all. So please enjoy and share.