Statement From MoHits Lawyer + D’banj Signs With Mercury Records
Another day, another dawn, another information. Following the leaked email from Don Jazzy and D’banj, the Mo’Hits lawyer on behalf of the artist (to prevent them from saying anything wrong like on twitter) demands for an amicable settlement;
“In Consideration and Mutuality of D’Banj signing over to you (Don Jazzy) his entire stake in Mo’Hits Records Limited, you in return sign over to him your stake in Koko Holdings Limited, with the Catalogue now undifferentiated as between ‘D’Banj’ and ‘non-D’Banj’ sub-catalogues, (which is) in keeping with your express wishes. In view of
recent events which are indeed surprising, I think it is an optimal way forward. Before Mo’Hits imploded, the relationship between D’banj and Wande Coal, one of the artistes on the label, had been anything but cordial. The Mushin-bred singer was reportedly rude to D’banj at the height of the success of his debut album, leading to his being placed on suspension from releasing any song. The album was released in 2009 and up till December 2011, no new material came from him except for a collaboration with Ghana group, R2Bees, on the song, Kiss Your Hand.
Thus, pitching his tent with Don Jazzy is perceived as getting back at D’banj. He even has a word for the Kokomaster; “God, please don’t let the success you have given me get to my head to the extent that I will forget my humble beginnings.”
D’banj also signed with Mercury Records Group, UK. Mercury Records is a record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the The Island Def Jam Music Group in the US; both are subsidiaries of Universal Music Group. They represent artists like Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Ne-yo and lot more. “Oliver Twist by D’Banj is going to be Scott Mills’ ‘Big Thing’ all this week on Radio 1. Scott Mills is covering for Chris Moyles on his slot this week, so you’ll be able to hear the track every morning on the Breakfast Show all this week” – Mercury Records