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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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“New sounds coming soon” – Vee on making new music

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Big Brother Naija Season 5 finalist, Victoria “Vee” Adeyele took to her Twitter account to assure fans on plans to drop new music in the nearest future, stating reasons for her absence and why she does not promote her old songs.

She starts the tweet by admitting: “I’ve matured so much musically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually.” Continuing, she goes: “And so I’ve moved on from the songs I released previously. Just in case you’re curious as to why I don’t promote my old songs. I’ve simply moved on.”

Finally she notes: “New sounds coming soon though.” Although not specifying on when fans should expect the drop, she gives off hints on plans to drop her debut set of songs since leaving the Big Brother house.

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Taylor Swift Becomes Artist With The Most Wins at AMAs; Joins Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Dan + Shay With 3 Wins at 2020 AMAs

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The 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) took place in Los Angeles, California in spectacular version bringing electrifying performances, glitz and glamour of celebrity lifestyle, unguessable but favourable surprises and of course winners of awards all in one night to the world of pop culture yesterday night.

The night will be one for the books for pop star, Taylor Swift as she becomes first artiste to win a breathtaking 32 AMAs, including the 3 she won for the night, seeing her take home the most precious Artist of the Year award.

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Duo, Dan + Shay also saw themselves receive 3 awards each. Record setting and groundbreaking artistes, all the way from Asia, BTS, continue to exercise dominance over 2020 music chart by gathering 2 wins, alongside Nicki Minaj, Latin act – Bad Bunny and recipient of New Artist of the Year – Doja Cat.

The Weeknd with his 3 awards from the 2020 AMAs // PC: @theweeknd (IG)

The show was hosted by decorated actor, Taraji P. Henson and graced with brilliant performances by rap icon – Nelly, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Ellish, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma among a wide array of celebrities.

Justin Bieber premieres new song “Monsters” at 2020 AMAs // PC: @justinbieber (IG)

Megan Thee Stallion receives the award for Favorite Song: “WAP” // PC: @theestallion (IG)

The full list of winners:

Artist of the Year:
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year:
Doja Cat

Collaboration of the Year:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”

Favorite Social Artist:
BTS

Favorite Music Video:
Taylor Swift – “cardigan”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock:
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock:
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo of Group – Pop/Rock:
BTS

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock:
Harry Styles – “Fine Line”

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock:
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Favorite Male Artist – Country:
Kane Brown

Favorite Female Artist – Country:
Maren Morris

Favorite Duo of Group – Country:
Dan + Shay

Favorite Album – Country:
Blake Shelton – “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”

Favorite Song – Country:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”

Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip Hop:
Juice WRLD

Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip Hop:
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop:
Roddy Ricch – “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop:
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B:
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B:
Doja Cat

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B:
The Weeknd – “After Hours”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B:
The Weeknd – “Heartless”

Favorite Male Artist – Latin:
Bad Bunny

Favorite Female Artist – Latin:
Becky G

Favorite Album – Latin:
Bad Bunny – “YHLQMDLG”

Favorite Song – Latin:
KAROL G & Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock:
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary:
Jonas Brothers

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational:
Lauren Daigle

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM):
Lady Gaga

Favorite Soundtrack:
Birds of Prey: The Album

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Burna Boy Sets Spotify Record Among Nigerian Musician By Having All 5 Albums Surpass 10 Million Streams

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The African Giant, Damini “Burna Boy” Ogulu unremitting reign as one of the most streamed Nigerian (and at large, African) musician gets validated once again, this time around by Spotify.

In August, during the wake of his most recent album, “Twice As Tall”, he achieved the record of first African musician to garner 14 million monthly streams on the music streaming platform, Spotify.

Odogwu does not seem to take a break from setting records, as he has set yet another one, becoming the first Nigerian act to have all five albums cross the 10 million streams mark.

The five albums are: “Living an Impact For Eternity (L.I.F.E)” [2013], “On A Spaceship” (2015), “Outside” (2018), “African Giant” (2019) and “Twice As Tall” (2020).

His closest competition in this regard is Wizkid but unlike Burna, Wizkid only has 4 studio albums and yes, all 4 of them have passed 10 million streams.

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