We Had A Five Album Contract, But He Only Did Two Solo Albums And Left | Banky W Speaks on Wizkid Leaving EME

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Olubankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, a Nigerian singer turned politician, has spoken out about the circumstances surrounding superstar singer Wizkid’s departure from his record label, Empire Mates Entertainment.

Banky discussed their contractual agreement, which included Wiz dropping five albums, during a Black Box Easter Special interview with media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

As rumors circulated, the music executive recounted how he approached Wizkid to find out what he truly desired.

According to Banky, the Grammy-winning singer revealed his plans to launch his own music label. He stated that he did not want to bind Wizkid, despite the fact that he had only released two solo albums, as opposed to the five stipulated in his contract.

His words;

I called him one day and I said let’s talk, I told him that I am hearing too many things and you and I have a relationship where we can just talk about things. Tell me what you want, if you want to be off the label, I will never be the kind of person that would try to prevent you or sue you.


Wizkid was right on the cusp of going bigger international. Wizkid then opened up and he feels like he wanted to set up his own outfit and do things his own way.

I said okay, if that’s what he wants, he’d get my full blessing. I will never try to tie you down or nothing like that.”

When asked how many albums Wiz was meant to release, Banky replied;

”I think it was a 5 album deal and he had done 2 solo albums… I think he still owed 3 more albums but he wanted to leave.”