MTN Nigeria seems to be having issues……and No, no, not network or reception issues.
The recent Ambassadorial list released by the Telecommunications giant show that they have dropped virtually all of their top A-Rated Artistes, an act which many camps claim was against the initial agreement with some of the affected artistes.
Could MTN be trying to cut down on cost?
In a statement released by MTN Nigeria, its General Manager Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge said: ‘In line with our commitment to supporting Nigerian musicians by providing alternative platforms through which they can receive lucrative value for their intellectual property, MTN has announced brand ambassadors for 2016-2017.
‘Music ambassadors for 2016-2017 are Praiz, Iyanya, Chidinma, Falz, Tekno Miles, and Skales, Nedu, Nkem Owoh andAdamu Zango.
This means that popular Nigerian superstars like Davido, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, Sound Sultan, Banky W, KCee, Harrysong, Patience Ozokwo, Timaya, Wizkid and Sean Tizzle have all been sacked!
We promise to keep you informed as more details on the issue unfold.