After their unending disagreement and social media outbursts, Ycee‘s Nigerian management, Tinny Entertainment has 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.
The rift between both parties had been noticed when Ycee went on Twitter last year in August 29th to speak out against Sony Music, calling out Michael Ogwu and what they are doing to African artistes and according to his tweet, Sony is not only ripping off African artistes, they have also almost ruined his career but fortunately for him, that didn’t happen.
On their website today 3rd of February, Tinny Entertainment dropped an official statement, stating 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.
Read: Tinny Entertainment status on Sony Africa Deal. https://t.co/rJYcZMzQln
— ZAHEER! (@iam_YCEE) February 3, 2018
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