By OPEOLUWANI OGUNJIMI
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.