‘Gongo Aso’ crooner, Abolore Akande better known as 9ice has revealed why he never signed any artiste to his record label .
9ice, who doubles as the CEO of House of Ancestors, a label imprint he founded in 2008, made this known in a chat with Hip TV.
The 40-year-old singer said he will rather engage talented singers, promote their brands in projects, and let them leave on their own.
In his words: “When veterans take up new artistes, there’s always issues like arguments which cause the artiste to leave, willingly or unwillingly. That’s the reason why I never officially signed any artist,” 9ice said.
“What I did with them was, ‘I have a label, come under this platform. If you have a song that I feel is good enough, I ‘ll support you, we’ll shoot the video and get it promoted.’ I mean, do your thing!
“When you feel you’re ripe enough to stand alone, I let you go. Signing artistes take a lot. They can claim their own right saying, ‘I’ve been under this label for long and they ‘re doing nothing for me.’