Tinny Entertainment Terminates Ycee’s Deal with Sony: Read Official Statement

The series of endless disputes and volatile social media outbursts between Nigeria rapper, Ycee, and Sony Music Africa with whom the artiste singed a deal to help push his music globally have finally come to a head as Ycee’s Nigerian management, Tinny Entertainment, has just released an official statement terminating the license and distribution deal between Ycee and Sony.

Ardent fans of Ycee’s might have first observed the friction between both parties when the serial hit-maker went on Twitter last year – on the 29th of August precisely – to lambast Sony Music and call them out for treating African artistes unfairly,  ripping them off, and ultimately all but ruining their careers.

Deciding that they have had enough and can’t take it anymore, Tinny Entertainment recently released an official statement on their website stating that they have terminated the deal between Ycee and Sony Music Africa signed in October 2016, on the grounds that the deal is no longer in the label’s best interest.

According to the statement, the letter which terminated the contract is dated 5th of December, 2017 and every song of Ycee’s released subsequent to that date is the sole property of Tinny Entertainment.

Read statement below:

“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!

Signed, Tinny

For: Tinny Entertainment

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