Banky W Reveals Wizkid Owed EME 3 Albums
Banky W has revealed that when Wizkid left Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), he still owed the label three albums
The EME boss revealed this in a chat with Bounce Network’s Ebuka on the BlackBox interview series.
Banky addressed his relationship with Wizkid, their contract, and their relationship after his exit alongside his wife, Adesua Etomi.
Talking about Wizkid’s exit, Banky W noted that when the singer was ready to leave, he had not fulfilled the terms of his contract and had only released two of the five solo albums stipulated in his contract.
Banky W said, “I think it was a five-album deal, and he had done two solo albums… I think he still owed three more albums, but he wanted to leave. And for me, that was enough because I don’t want anybody to stay where they want to stay.”
When Ebuka asked if he (Banky W) had tried to convince Wizkid to stay, he replied, “No, because I could tell that mentally he was ready to do other things. For me, I just felt like some things are just meant to happen for a season, and that was the season we were meant to work together.”
Banky also addressed Wizkid’s absence at his wedding to Adesua, noting that while he was disappointed, he knows Wiz tried his best.
Banky: “Yes I was disappointed Wizkid didn’t come for my wedding but I know he tried”
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“Was I disappointed that he wasn’t at the wedding? I was, but I know he tried because there was a show with a lot of the artists…I think it was One Africa; they were in Dubai.”
He noted that Tiwa Savage had to fly economy to make it to the wedding as there were no seats.
“As a matter of fact, there was no seat in business class, and she took an economy seat because there were no seats so she could make it.”
“He called at the time that he was so sorry.”
Wizkid had joined EME in 2014, releasing two albums, Superstar (2011) and Ayo (2014), before leaving the label in 2014.