MTN renewed the contracts of several Nigerian celebrities such as Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Kcee, Praiz, Chidinma and others, it was revealed that the telecoms giant was no longer affiliated with D’Prince, Timaya and Sean Tizzle
Sean Tizzle, spoke to NET in an interview on June 10, 2015 giving an explanation for why his contract with MTN was not renewed:
It’s a contract, they didn’t drop me, I was like yo, I don’t want to do it again not because anything happened or they dropped me. And if truly somebody dropped somebody, it’s only a matter of time, we’ll know who dropped who. It was huge been an ambassador but I just felt like I don’t want to re-sign, I want to go to a higher place, not because I be ‘Ashawo’ but it’s what I feel like. At the end of the day it’s business and I’m a brand, I believe there are 1001 companies looking for Sean Tizzle.
MTN renewed the deals of other stars like Davido, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Kcee, Iyanya and others while the contract of the likes of Timaya, Shina Peters, Sean Tizzle and others were not renewed for one reason or the other.
Timaya who was the first to speak up concerning the issue, defended the lack of renewal of his contract saying :
I have always wanted to become an ambassador to a telecommunications company and I was approached by both Globacom and MTN. I chose MTN. I am a businessman and I feel I should have a better deal this year. If the deal is not good enough for me, then it is not right because I worked very hard to get to the stage I am. It could be right for other people but I think I should do better this year. I want more. They are good people and we did not have any misunderstanding. It was purely a business decision
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