he royalty rift between music producer, Samuel Oguachuba (popularly known as Samklef) and Banky W, over Wizkid’s debut album of 11 years ago has been settled following an assurance that the former would receive his entitlement.
Samklef revealed that Banky W assured him on Saturday that he will be receiving his royalties for Wizkid’s debut album.
This came hours after the producer called out Banky W for ripping him off his royalties for his contribution to Wizkid’s debut album.
Noting that he’d receive “performance royalty” and “mechanical royalty” from Banky W, Samklef stated that the EME record label boss messaged him with a promise that he will get all his entitlements.
Giving an update on the issue via Instagram, Samklef wrote in Pidgin, “Banky don message me and he assure me say nobody don claim my money. Road to collecting my royalties. Mechanical royalty, performance royalty.
“It’s strictly business now. Zero emotions. And for those of u crying on my timeline. E Pele o! Lol.”
Prior to the update, he had threatened to involve his lawyers in the case, while also claiming that Banky W, whose real name is Bankole Wellington, told Wizkid to remove his (Samklef) name as a contributor from a song he produced.
His early Saturday Tweet read: “Claiming all my 11 years royalties for Wizkid’s Superstar album in a bit. My Lawyers will reach out. It’s 50/50.
“Anybody wey don collect my money better reach out o! Samkef fine were o! Make dem tag Banky o! My money go don plenty o! Before him go use am campaign for election.”