Psquare announces split with MayD

Psquare and MayD path ways and ‘friends’ think MayD was not economically viable to the record label.

Christabel Abiodun

After a well publicized ‘musical union’ that barely lasted a year, Square Records – Psquare’s label, have announced a separation from their first sign-up, MayD.

The separation was announced Tuesday by the label’s boss, Jude Okoye, in a terse statement that blamed “irreconcilable differences” with MayD, real names Akinmayokun Awodumila.

“I, Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye of Square Records Limited and Northside Entertainment Limited hereby announces to the general public that Mr. Akinmayokun Awodumila, otherwise known as MAY D is no longer an artiste under the aforementioned outfits due to irreconcilable differences,”

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The announcement comes as a rude shock especially since MayD appeared to be enjoying the privileges and opportunities that accrue to being signed on to the label. At various times, the lanky singer has been sighted driving the Hummer SUVs, owned by Psquare and frolicking with the twin pop stars all around the world.

The University of Lagos Mass Communication graduate, also featured on two singles in Psquare’s fifth album Invasion. He was also very prominent in Chop My Money track which had a remix and video featuring American super star, Akon.

Recently, the label also shot two videos for him – Soundtrack and Ile Ijo  – which were both directed by Clarence Peters.

Although earlier in the year, rumours of an imminent breakup were rife, both parties debunked the claims as mere speculations.

Close friends of the artiste say the contract may not have been as financially rewarding as earlier envisaged, as he was always broke.

Prior to his contract with Square Records, MayD has been an underground artiste and is best remembered for the hook on Kel’s Too Fine, Show Dem Camp‘s Farabale. He was also a rapper on Alaye’s Ice Cream Records.

“We at Northside and Square records wish him all the best in his career and life,” Jude said.


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