Music producer, Samuel Oguachuba popularly known as Samklef has slammed singer and record label owner, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W as he demanded his royalties for his former signee, the debut album by Wizkid.
While the singer, Wizkid, was with Banky W’s label, EME records, he released two albums “Superstar” and “Ayo” under the label.
In an Instagram live video Friday night, Samklef, who produced Wizkid’s hit song Pakurumo on the Superstar album, claimed Banky W failed to properly compensate him for his contribution to the hit song. .
According to Samklef, Banky W told Wizkid to remove Samklef’s name as a contributor to the song.
After addressing the issue on his Instagram life, Samklef took to his Twitter page to state that he would be reclaiming his royalties for Wizkid’s album.
He tweeted early Saturday, “Reclaiming all my 11 year old royalties for Wizkid’s Superstar album in a moment. My lawyers will contact you. It’s 50/50.
“Anyone who doesn’t get my money back better contact me o! Samkef well were o! Make them tag Banky o! My money is going a lot o! Before he goes campaigning for the election.
Banky W recently announced his interest in vying for a seat in the House of Representatives to represent the federal riding of Eti-Osa.
Samklef’s outburst comes shortly after Banky W claimed Wizkid owed his labels three albums before leaving EME.
Speaking to media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, in the interview, Banky W said, “We don’t need to try to tie him up.
“It was a five-album deal at first and he had done two solo albums.
“He still owed three, but he wanted to leave. I don’t want anyone to stay when they don’t want to.
Samklef, in his Instagram Live video, however, claimed the interview was staged as Banky W and the show host were close friends.