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“Bankuli Is Enslaving My Son & Stealing His Royalties”- Mystro’s Mother Cries Out Bitterly

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Mystro’s mother has lamented out over the way and manner popular artiste Manager, Bankuli enslaved her son for years.

Speaking with Lagos street Journal, Mrs Ajoke Ajayi lamented that, despite huge fame achieved by her son as a result of his creative works as an artiste and music producer, he still lives a life far below his talent. According to her, Bankuli has enslaved her son to the extent he begs him for money. “To me, It’s a modern day slavery. My son is working and Bankuli is getting all his money. He is always promising him. My son has no access to all his catalogues on-line. He opens account in his name and collects royalties.”

Mrs Ajayi said as a widow when she started listening to her son’s music which became a hit. She believed he start making money just like others and help the family but sadly Mystro was living from hand to mouth in Lagos.

“When everyone started talking about Segun (Mystro) and his music which has Wizkid (Immediately). I think he will be having money and not complain as he used to do. I went to visit him in Lagos. When I got there, I realized he is still finding it difficult to live good Life. Infact, he couldn’t afford to buy fuel in the generator.

That’s when I asked him what’s wrong. He mentioned Bankuli as the person who has been holding him down. He says he’s been working Bankuli has been collecting the money and giving him only food money. Fortunately, as Segun was talking to me, Bankuli called him. He picked the call and I requested to speak with him. 

He said Mummy, your son is getting popular. His song is everywhere. I said yes I know but, he is poor. He can’t feed and what’s the benefit of a popular song without money. He then sent in some money to Segun. Since then, I didn’t stop praying for Segun because the spirit continues to inform me that, my son is in bondage and I can only free him with the power of prayers.”

Mrs. Ajoke said both started fighting when she started the prayers. “My son stopped picking his calls. For many days when he could not reach him, he then called me. He said my son has not been picking his calls for days. I told him why will he pick his call? I said he is not benefiting from their working relationship. 

I said why is he the one traveling all over the world and the singer of the song is starving in Nigeria. He didn’t answer me. He said if Segun refused to come back to him, he (Segun) will return to the village. That he will kill his career. That’s when I confronted him in Jesus name. I need people to help me. My son has requested for his catalogue and he is refusing to release them.

The last job that brought the duo together was K1’s ‘Fuji The Sound’. The album was produced by Mystro and it took the intervention of King Wasiu Ayinde himself for Mystro to be paid on the project. Mrs Ajoke is calling on Nigerians and music stakeholders to help plead with Bankuli to release his son’s catalogue.

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Olakira finally acquires a Maserati

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Olakira who released the catchy groundbreaking hit single last year June titled In My Maserati, a song which had him show off his wooing skills but unlike the cheesy pick-up line go-to used by other guys, Olakira flexed and simply asked the girl to “Hop in my Maserati”. The song even became more of a hit when Davido jumped on it, adding a verse to the remix, which was simplified as Maserati, instead of it’s original three-word title.

It is September of 2021, a year and 3 months since the original release of Olakira’s debut hit single and what better way to celebrate the blessings that came forth from it, than buy spoiling himself. Olakira does this by actually acquiring a Maserati car for himself.

The blue coloured speed beauty, a Maserati Lavante Hybrid 2021 model costs about $78,290 (USD) (according to car.usnews.com), an approximate 32,216,335.00 in naira; Olakira captions this “A dream come through, we rave in a maserati now!!

Since Maserati, Olakira has gone on to release other singles including his sophomore EP—”4play”—in May of this year. Congratulations to him.

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Bella Alubo tries a handful of genres on her debut LP, “Bella Buffet”

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With quite a number of commendable EPs to her name, Bella Alubo decides it is finally time for her to release her grand LP—Bella Buffet—served on a large dining table with a host of options to devour from its ‘Appetizers’ (tracks 1-3), ‘Soups’ (tracks 4-6), ‘Specials’ (7-10), ‘Salad’ (11-14) and finally the ‘Desserts’ (song 15-17).

With her debut LP, Bella “Bentley” Alubo tries stepping out of her comfort zone and experiments with numerous genres of music and speaks on quite a few subject matter, complimentary of her debut album’s title. Allow me list some out:

• Metaphorically euphemised comical reaggae dancehall jam wherein she boldly declares her love for “Plantain”.
• Hiphop cheesy girl-anthem “YBM” Sxdan and veteran rapper, Ice Prince
• Afro-house godmother Niniola hops on South African amapiano themed “Location”.
• East african makossa “Little Bum Bum” piques listeners interest in dancing, providing the right ambiance for it.
• Traditional jamaican reggae production captions the blunt honesty on “White Lies”.
• Afro R&B “Green Eyed Monster” with Keziah Mallam.
• Classic R&B on “Options”.
• Highlife “Know You” with Dremo who experiments with emo rap.
• Electronic Syn X produced pop rhythm—”Only You”.
• In contrast to the regret filled “Table for Two”, Bella mood lights up while singing about her ex on “Reputation”.
• Moody “New Rage”.
• Shares her mama advice about love being two-sided on ode to motherly love with “Mama Said”.

Syn X, Quebeat, Lordknowz and Tuan Malik helped in cooking the beat on the tasty menu for Bella Buffet; Alubo is accredited as the primary songwriter alongside the featured artistes including Zoro, Blaqbonez, Dapo Tuburna etc.

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Ycee returns with new single, “Aunty Lovina” featuring Patoranking

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Ain’t Nobody Badder Than (ANBT) rapper, Ycee is back from a short hiatus from the music scene, jumping on the trendy Amapiano sound on Aunty Lovina featuring Patoranking.

Aunty Lovina should go on to become a club banger as the upbeat drumbeat and Amapiano infused production will surely have listeners bumping their head to Patoranking’s catchy “Bring dat body na / Make I rocky na / Aunty Lovina / If you give me na / I go shoot in na / Like a Benzema” hook before Ycee’s braggadocious first verse where he states he has got real estates, the Midas touch, the meanest flow and him being distinct from everyone else amongst others.

On his second verse though, Ycee leaves bragging for what it is worth, focusing on swaying Aunty Lovina to become his lover, he raps: “Ah Aunty Lovina/ Come make we chill, make we chop dinner / Me I wan sip from your Maltina / Understand me I no be buttey na / Make I shoot my shot make I bussina”, although not forcefully, ending with the closing remark: “And if e be no e be no / E be yes e be yes” but like the playboy he is, Ycee has no time for whining, “Then it’s on to the next flex“, he says gracefully.

You should listen to the track:

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