Adekunle Gold, Viktoh & Chinko Ekun are leaving YBNL Record Label
Meanwhile, the musicians are still looking to Olamide as they fear for their future.
Gold’s contract with YBNL recently expired,’ an insider told Thenetng.
‘He’s yet to decide on his contract renewal because he’s not ready to go
Adekunle joined YBNL as an artiste during the first ever OLIC (Olamide Live In Concert) in December 2014.
his major contract following the release of his hit, ‘Sade’, the singer
– who designed the famous YBNL logo – used to work with the music label
as a graphics designer.
The contracts of Viktoh and Chinko Ekun
expired long time ago, but they decided to keep the update on the low as
they fear it could make or tarnish careers.
Chinko Ekun was
no where to be found at Olamide’s concert in Lagos on Monday, where his
label mates took turns on stage to thrill the crowd.
Chinko Ekun, both of them (Adekunle and Viktoh) don comot, but dem no
loud am,’ another spokesperson told us in pidgin.
On April 26, a
month after dropping his debut album (Y.A.G.I), Lil Kesh announced his
departure from YBNL following the expiration of his two-year contract to
promote his music label.
It only took the label a week to sign
new artiste, Temmie Ovwasa. And in November, Olamide contracted
fast-rising Mushin-based rapper, Davolee, who’s popular for his viral
cover of ‘Panda’ by American artiste, Desiigner.
were released under YBNL Nation in 2016: Y.A.G.I by Lil Kesh and
Adekunle Gold’s Gold, which were released in March and July,
Label boss, Olamide also dropped his sixth studio
album on Boxing Day, the same day his OLIC3 concert held at Eko
Convention Centre in Lagos.
2017 will certainly be challenging
for YBNL (Yahoo Boy No Laptop), which has been one of the prominent
Nigerian music labels in the last two years.