Cynthia Morgan opens up about her failed music contract with Jude Okoye & more
Jude Okoye, Mr P and Davido react to Cynthia Morgan’s story
Nigerian veteran dancehall singer, Cynthia Morgan has finally shared her harrowing experience with her former record label boss, Jude Okoye.
It would be recalled that the singer who has been off the music scene for years talked briefly about her absence in an interview in March. However, in a recent 55-minute video that has completely shattered the internet, Cynthia spoke about how her contract with Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye, the CEO of her former record label, Northside Entertainment and elder brother to the now-defunct group, PSquare ended on bad terms.
According to her, she had to drop her name of Cynthia Morgan to “Madrina”, her VEVO account, royalties’, Instagram account, and others after she left the label due to the contract she signed with him. Cynthia said she had other secrets to spill about the music boss at that time but she preferred to remain silent. She stated that she became depressed and had to relocate to Benin, Nigeria when an illness nearly took her life.
Speaking on why she didn’t open up at that time, she said she wasn’t ready to talk as she believed it was a phase of life she would get over. She also admitted that some of her colleagues in the music industry reached out to her she wasn’t ready to get back to then. The singer added that she doesn’t want to sign under a label anymore said she is now open to partnership and hoping to stage a comeback.
However, Contrary to the information dropped by the dancehall superstar, Jude immediately shared his own side of the story and responded by saying Cynthia has been free since 2017. This information was revealed via a conversation with Jude on Tunde Ednut’s Instagram Live where Jude, in response to Tunde Ednut’s question on if Cynthia Morgan is free said;
“She (Cynthia Morgan) is free and has been free since 2017”,
On why she changed her name, Jude Okoye responded with;
“My brother, that is what I don’t even understand. If she has a contract with where that thing stated like that, then make she bring am make we see mana. Ani the one wey I get here dey different?… how can I old somebody’s papa and mama name? which court go even grant that thing give me… somebody go fail like this, you want to do things on your own because you think you can do things on your own, you’ve seen the light. You’ll now fail and somebody has to take the blame for your failure?”
Though he denied taking over her Instagram and Twitter account, Jude Okoye admitted that he took over her VEVO account. According to him, this was to recoup over N40m he spent on her. He also revealed that he paid Cynthia Morgan’s house rent, bought her a Range Rover and even gave her money to buy a land for her mother in Benin. Jude Okoye added that the dancehall star burned all the bridges he built for her and once questioned his value in her life.
“Did I chase her with a court injunction? No.What exactly did I do wrong? I shouldn’t have let you go when I left? Your contract hasn’t expired and you left. I let you go.Before she left, she wanted to change her name to Madrina says it means ‘Godmother. I advised against. I shot 13 videos, each worth N3M. If I have not made my N40 M, why the fuck should I allow you go? How will I get back my money?”
Davido on the other hand also took to his Twitter handle, out of empathy or should we say compassion and weighed in on the matter by saying he’s got a verse for her.
Despite Cynthia calling him a F*ck boy a few years ago, Davido did not look at that but reached out to her. The “Risky” singer in two tweets, told her to call him as he has got an anthem for her.
Let’s keep our hands crossed to see what’s going to happen next. We’ll keep you updated.