SoundCity Replies P-Square: We Supported You for 10yrs Yet You Charged Us for Performance (Video)
The truth is gradually coming out and this goes with the saying by popular OAP, Nedu, that sometimes, artistes would have shunned some OAPs when they are being invited for shows and this could prompt an OAP demanding for money to promote their songs.
The issue between popular music channel Soundcity and the P-Square group, is currently trending and after the group had blasted the channel for not airing their songs, the channel had fired back explaining reasons for their decision.
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The channel claimed that they have been in support of their career since inception but was surprised when they invited the group for one of their December event and they gave them a very high bill which they were not cool with.
Read SoundCity reply below;
Dear SoundcityTV and P-Square Fans,
For 10 Years, SoundcityTV has been a huge supporter of P-Square and the P-Square brand, right from their 1st music video to the last video released in 2014. Most of their videos got massive airplay on SoundcityTV than any other music channel.
SoundcityTV viewers sometimes complain about the dominance of P-Square videos on the channel & charts. We were a huge supporter and gave everything to their works.
We have assisted the P-Square brand, toured with them over Africa at our expense. Gave them ad-spots for their events / projects. Gave them prime time slots for their videos and included them in our array of Programmes / programming.
We invited P-Square to one of our annual events last December 2014 and they insisted we pay a certain amount of money. We reasonably asked, what is the least we can offer; this was us foregoing the fact that we had invested a lot in P-Square's career as music talents / artistes & entertainers.
The feedback was, “WHAT HAS SOUNDCITY EVER DONE FOR PSQUARE? TELL ME ONE THING SOUNDCITY HAS EVER DONE FOR PSQUARE” (Jude Okoye, Manager).
While we understand that this is business, there is also room for special consideration. Saying our TV brand has never done anything for P-Square was quite damning. Clearly, there was no need to argue with their decision and reasoning. We decided to stop 'doing anything' with/for P-Square, since our 10years of supporting the group meant nothing to them. We assumed our relationship was a mutually beneficial one, but clearly one-sided.
Ultimately, P-Square music videos stopped airing on SoundcityTV since January 01, 2015. Soundcity reserves the right to air music videos on our cable / satellite or terrestrial platforms.
Overall, we wish the duo the best in their endeavors. SoundcityTV will keep airing works of the best and upcoming Nigerian artistes, and also, the best African artistes to the world, especially nurturing their talents from inception till they become huge megastars and international superstars.