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I don't Regret Turning Down Wizkid, Olamide's Offer - Phenom


Years ago, Phenom broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene with his unique rap style and everyone fell in love with him .

Although he was signed on to the defunct Knight House record label , that did not stop other record label owners like Wizkid , Olamide and MI to try to sign the young lad .

Sadly , years down the line, nothing has been heard of the young man , who told Saturday Beats that he quit music after his contract expired .

He admitted that he probably would have been one of the most sought - after rap artistes if he had accepted some of those offers , but added that he had no regrets for being loyal to his previous record label.

He said , “ When Wizkid told me about signing me to his record label , Starboy , I was with a record label then , Knight House .

I think loyalty is very key and I cannot leave where I am because of greener pastures .

It does not work like that . It is just like a marriage; just because you see a finer lady tomorrow does not mean that you should abandon your wife.

“ There is enough space in the sky for all birds to fly. That Wizkid is doing very well now does not mean that I would not succeed in my career. There is no competition between us .

Being on Wizkid record label would have been a great platform for me but what is mine would get to me.

“ I have no regrets not signing with Wizkid .

I had a contract with Knight House ; I made sure that I fulfilled my obligation despite how tough things were there. Mo’ Cheddah was with them as well but she left at a point. It was really tough for me from the beginning of my contract till when it ended because I was on my own .

“ There were no videos for our hit songs because there was no fund . I had several record labels that approached me and at a point, I had a deal worth over N 100 m , but I turned it down .

While growing up, my mother always told me that loyalty was important in life . It was not only Wizkid that wanted me on his record label; Olamide ’ s record also .

There were a lot of deals that I turned down ; not because I did not want to seek greener pastures , but loyalty meant a lot to me.

My decision affected my career adversely , but I am sure that in the long run , it would pay off and I would not regret it. I am not hungry ; I am not moved by material things .

I am very happy for Olamide and Wizkid , but at the end of the day, it only takes one song for someone to be big again . I just need to be more hard -working . ”

Now signed on to Trick Billionaire MusiQ , the rap artiste said that he would give other rappers a run for their money.

“ At a point , I quit music but the owner of this record label, Prince Usinefe , has always been a friend . I only told him about an investment and he approached me with a recording deal .

“ He insisted that I join his record label and I eventually agreed .

The record label used to be known as Kash Kamp Trick Billionaire MusiQ but it has rebranded and changed its name to Trick Billionaire MusiQ .

This change and rebranding came weeks after we parted ways with Yung 6 ix , ” he said .

Phenom , a young Nigerian hip - hop artist , who was born to a banker father and a

policewoman, fell in love with rap music when he was 12 years old.

He now joins other acts on the label that include Percy , LK Kuddy , She Officiall , B Raiz and Sean Dennis .

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