Wednesday, 28 December 2011


                                            Wizkid, Akon and Tubaba @ Club10..

Nigerian pop stars 2face Idibia and Wizkid have denied being signed to Senegalese-American singer Akon’s Konvict/Kon Live record label, stating the news is downright false even though there is a relationship between the parties.

It was earlier reported that Akon had signed the pop singers as representatives to his Konvict Label, after Akon told reporters in Nigeria that he had signed the acts and was looking forward to working with them.

‘In Nigeria with my brothers about to take over Africa with @2faceidibia and @wizkidayo big up to P-square’, @Akon tweeted.

But Now Muzik, 2face’s management company says that 2face hasn’t been signed but has a ‘fantastic working relationship with Konvict/Kon Live’. ‘People must have misinterpreted the news, 2face is however Konvict family’, NM CEO Efe Omorogbe said.

Idibia’s publicist Bayo Omisore, told NET ‘2face has not been signed onto Konvict Music. There are only discussions going on. The agreement we have so far is word of mouth. Until documents are seen, agreed on and signed 2face isn’t signed’.

In similar fashion, Wizkid’s management have also denied the supposed signing; clearly stating that the only label the young singer is signed to is EME. ‘Hey, No Wizkid isn’t signed to any label but Empire Mates Entertainment’, Osagie Osarenkhoe, told us in response to an SMS enquiry .

Attempts to reach Psquare or their reps proved abortive.

Not one is yet sure why Akon went ahead to announce the signings. Enquiries sent to his official E-mail address have not been replied.

A similar instance had happened years back when news of Akon signing 2face’s former band mate Faze surfaced. Faze had told reporters in Lagos he’d been signed on Akon’s Konvict. Akon initially denied, but later, he issued a video release identifying with ‘Faze my home boy’ and assuring fans of a working relationship. The Konvict/Faze deal has, however, yet to see the light of day.


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