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Check out 5 Big Nigerian Record Labels that fell apart.

The present Nigerian music Industry is a product of evolution and revolution. Contrary to what we have today, many record labels had dominated the Industry in the past.

Although record labels are responsible for pushing many artistes Into stardom, many musicians still desire to leave their record labels at one point or the other. Some to greater success, others to relegation. Listed below are five Nigerian record labels who have dominated the music Industry in the past and what led to the fallout of those labels;

1: Mo'Hits Records

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Mo'Hits was co-owned by 'Don Jazzy' and 'Dbanj'. The record label was created In 2004 while Dbanj remained the first artiste. Since then, other artistes like Wande Coal, 'Dr Sid', 'K-Switch and D'Prince'. They dominated the Nigerian music Industry for many years.

Unfortunately, the music label fell apart In 2012 when Dbanj left the group. Don Jazzy made the announcement on Twitter. He also went ahead to establish 'Mavin Records' while K-Switch and Dbanj established 'DB Records.'

In his Twitter post, Don Jazzy attributed the 'fallout' to difference in interest. However, fresh fact has since emerge from Dbanj and Dr Sid about the real cause of the break-up. Recall that Dbanj accused 'Dr Sid' of jealousy.

Dbanj revealed In 2015 that the breakup happened when Don Jazzy posited that they should move back to Nigeria and take charge instead of staying In New York and leveraging on their new contracts. The dilemma occurred when they were both signed to Kanye West's music label In 2010.

Due to this clash of Interest, Don Jazzy sought to dissolve the partnership. This invariably brought an end to the famous Mo'Hit Records.

2: Kennis Music

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This record label was found In the late 90s by popular radio DJ, Kenny Ogungbe. The label, which dominated the music Industry for years focused on R&B, pop and hip-hop music. Although the defunct record label still has 'Eedris Abdulkareem' and 'Joe El' as artistes, many other artistes had left.

Artistes who left the record label Include 'Sound Sultan', '2face', 'Olu Maintain', 'Jaywon', 'Eldee', 'Capital Femi' and many others. Kennis music is responsible for bringing many Nigerian musicians Into limelight.

Many of their former artistes had different Issues with the record label before leaving. However, their greatest undoing Is the celebrity beef between 'Eedris Abdulkareem' (Kennis music) and singer 'Ruggedman'. Apart from the Issue with 'Ruggedman', 'Eedris Abdulkareem' also had Issues with some of the artistes signed under the record label.

During the heat of the beef, 'Ruggedman' dissed many of the talents signed by Kennis music. He also alleged that 'Kenny Ogungbe' and 'D1' tried to blacklist him from opportunities In the Industry. All these led to their decline In the relevance of the record label.

3: "E.M.E" (Empire Mates Entertainment)

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This record label was founded by 'Banky W' and 'Tunde Demuren' In 2002. Artistes signed under the record label Include; Wizkid, 'Skales', 'Shaydee', 'Nyiola: and 'Banky W' himself. The official disc jockey of the record label was 'DJ Exclusive' while their producers include 'Samklef', 'Masterkraft', 'Cobhams' and others.

However, Bankole Wellington announced In 2018 that "E.M.E" has been dissolved as a record label. He noted that the label is now a talent managing company with special focus on PR and brand events.

The starboy, Wizkid noted that he left "E.M.E" without a penny. The award winning singer said that he left the music label because he felt that it was time for him to move. There were speculations that he had Issues with Banky W concerning the revenue generated from his music.

4: 'P-Square' (Square Records)

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Square Records consists of two Identical twin brothers named Peter 'Okoye' and Paul 'Okoye'. Unfortunately, the duo disbanded In 2016 and went solo. Peter Okoye is now known as 'Mr P' while Paul Okoye is known as 'Rudeboy'.

Peter of P-square shed more light on their breakup In 2016. According to him, the fallout happened when he told Jude, his brother to step down as the manager.

Peter and Paul had series of issues bordering on featuring with other artistes without the other party and scathing remarks made about the other party on social media. Rumour mills also had it that their ish began when one of the twins got married.

5: 'Trybe Records'

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This record label was created by 'Lanre Dabiri' popularly known as :Eldee'. After winning a music talent show organized by Trybe Records, 'Eldee' signed 'K9' and 'Sojay' as artistes under the record label.

However, 'K9' left the 'Trybe Records'. He disclosed in an Interview that he left the record because he felt that the time is the appropriate time start his own. He also added that he's still in good terms with his former boss.

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