Ycee flanked by Michael Ugwu and Tinny
Tinny Entertainment has finally reacted officially to the unending feud between Ycee and Sony Music Africa, following several months of unsavoury media exchanges.
According to a statement from the outfit that is home to Ycee, Tinny Entertainment had penned a deal with Sony Music Africa in October 2016, but about a year later, Ycee went on twitter blow-outs, calling out the organization and it’s executive for allegedly milking out his proceeds and exploiting his career. He further stated that SONY tried to ruin his career but he survived only because he had a backup plan.
He tweeted: “MAJOR LABELS approaching you and claiming to help you grow? Be very very careful. They tried to ruin my career but we had a PLAN B.”
— ZAHEER! (@iam_YCEE) October 31, 2017
In the statement that has just been released on the official website of the label, Tinny Entertainment disclosed that they had inked a distribution deal with Sony Music Africa to help push Ycee’s music globally but the said deal was terminated on the 5th of December, 2017.
Below is the full statement:
Tinny Entertainment signed a license and distribution deal with Sony Africa for the distribution of some of YCEE’s music globally, in the hope that SONY AFRICA would take their music to the next level.
“We would like to state officially that we terminated our contract with SONY through our lawyers, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, by a letter dated 5 December 2017.
Henceforth, we are the sole owners of the copyright in any and all of our music and can exploit our music on any and every platform.
We have realized that it is best to undertake the distribution of our records by ourselves, as a Record Label and that Made in Nigeria across board, is the only way to be above board.”
As a Label, we are pushing out great music this year starting with “Say Bye Bye,” “I Wish” and our YCEE and Bella Collabo EP, “Late Night Vibrations.”
We thank you for the love!
For: Tinny Entertainment