Nigerian music producer and songwriter, Oluwaseyi Akerele, better known as Shizzi, has announced the end of his publishing deal with Sony Music.
Akerele had on his Instagram page on Tuesday called out his manager, Efe Ogbeni, for keeping him in an “archaic” deal with the music publishing company for six years.
The music producer claimed he signed the deal unknowingly because Ogbeni never gave him the opportunity to choose his own lawyer to properly inspect the contract in 2016.
“At the end of last year, SonyATV said they were only going to let me go if they agreed to the termination terms,” he revealed on Tuesday.
On Friday, Shizzi announced on her Instagram page that said contract was officially over.
“I am extremely blessed and grateful to have achieved my goal and moving on to the next stage of my career,” he wrote. “I’m happy to announce that my contract is officially OVER!!!”
In the post, the music producer also thanked Sony Music Publishing “for their integrity” throughout the process.
“I want to thank my team for representing me over the years in the best possible way along this journey. I couldn’t do this without my family, my wife! I want to thank everyone else for their support and good wishes.
“Never stop believing in the true worth of yourself, and never let ANYONE take charge of your destiny, it’s a gift from God and I’m just getting started,” he wrote.
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