Friday, 8 November 2013

‘His vision has not aligned with ours’, Mavin releases statement on Wande Coal’s exit

After several months of silence Mavin Records have finally released a statement over the exit of one of its prominent acts, Wande Coal.
Obviously triggered by the recent Twitter spat between the label’s boss Don Jazzy and Wande Coal, Mavin Records says Wande has indeed left the label, due to irreconcilable differences; alleging the chubby singer failed to ‘align’ with the company’s vision.

‘It is with deep regret that we officially announce the departure of recording artist Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, from Mavin Records due to irreconcilable differences.

‘Over the past few months, Mavin Records has made a concerted move to consolidate its position in the Nigerian music industry. Mavin has pursued a renewed ethos to raise its standards of quality and professionalism to a world-class level. Wande’s vision has not aligned with ours and a few months ago all parties mutually agreed that a separation would be the best course of action‘, the statement read.

It further stated that the legal teams of both sides had been trying to resolve musical property rights until Wande went ahead to release his new single ‘Baby face‘ allegedly owned by Don Jazzy.

‘Legal parties on both sides have spent the past six months trying to reach an amicable solution in terms of musical property rights. However the decision by Wande Coal to release ‘Baby Face’ purportedly as his own material is a direct breach of intellectual property law and compelled an immediate clarification on our part. Both Mavin Records and Wande Coal have enjoyed a remarkable run in the course of their working relationship. It is unfortunate that conflicting priorities contributed to the premature curtailment of a hitherto fruitful accord.

Mavin Records reaffirms its goal to constantly provide high quality music to our fans and introduce new and exciting talent into the industry. We wish Wande Coal the best of luck in all his future endeavours’, the statement ended.

 Wande Coal has gone on to setup his own Black Diamond Entertainment with his second album already on the way.

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