A rep for Seriki confirms this, saying the rapper has parted ways with 9ice. Other sources tell us soul singer Kayefi and Pop singers Snow, Wise have also thrown in the towel.
It’s true, they’ve ended their time with Alapomeji, they left recently
All four artistes spent about four years under Alapomeji Records but failed to break through as solo artists. This is rumoured to be the reason behind the mass departure.
It’s been four years, no album, just a few singles and low budget videos for them, 9ice kept promising them big things but nothing materialized. He never had time for them, only his career
one insider said
Other sources says the artistes don’t believe 9ice is in the capacity to handle their career anymore since he has allegedly not set up any proper management or admin system at the label. Last year, 9ice also parted ways with his longtime manager and friend Fajana Dehinde.
Since 2009, 9ice has released three solo albums ‘Tradition‘ and the 2012 double effort ‘Bashorun Gaa‘ and ‘Versus‘. Late last year, he promised he would be releasing in 2013, another double album ‘CNN‘ and ‘GRA‘ and finally an ‘Alapomeji All Star‘ album but in March 2013, he shelved the projects and released a new album ‘Certificate Reloaded‘.
Alapomeji Records was setup in 2008 after he left EDGE Records (where he released his debut album ‘Certificate‘). Alapomeji released his second album, the successful ‘Gongo Aso’.
Other Artistes who have left the label include Ajayi Brothers and Zara. The label is now left with 9ice and his cousin Allan B who signed in 2010.