23rd April, 2022
Samklef, a Nigerian music producer, has accused Banky W of failing to pay him royalties for Wizkid’s debut album.
Wizkid, who was formerly signed to Banky W’s label, EME Records, released two albums ‘Superstar’ and ‘Ayo’ under the label.
However, Samklef in an Instagram live video late Friday, said he was not properly compensated for his contribution to Wizkid’s then hit song, Pakurumo, off the Superstar album.
The producer alleged that Banky W also told Wizkid to remove his name as a contributor in the song.
After the Instagram live, Samklef also took to matter to Twitter on Saturday morning.
He tweeted, “Claiming all my 11 years royalties for Wizkid’s Superstar album in a bit. My lawyers will reach out. It’s 50/50.
“Anybody wey don collect my money better reach out o! Samkef fine were o! Make dem tag Banky o! My money go don plenty o! Before him go use am campaign for election.”
Samklef’s comment came after Banky W claimed that Wizkid owed his labels three albums before he left EME.
Speaking to media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, in the interview, Banky W said, “There’s no need for us to try and tie him down. It was a five-album deal in the beginning 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, however, claimed that the interview was staged, as Banky W and the show host were close friends.