Cynthia Morgan Signs Management Deal With Top US Entertainment Firm

 

Dancehall singer, Cynthia Morgan, has signed a management deal with a top American entertainment firm, The Facilitator Management.

This was disclosed in a statement by the firm, made available to Channels Television on Thursday.

As the world appears to be increasingly fascinated by the Afrobeat sound, Cynthia’s new PR counsel, Muyiwa Babalola, says together, the firm is committed to utilizing her “raw magic” to continue to exhibit Afrobeat on the world stage and in a more organized dimension.

“The Facilitator Firm is a Full -Service Boutique Artist Management, Indie-Record Label, Artist Services and Publishing Company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. forged by the partnership of Founder / CEO “ Uncle Odis “ Johnson and Co-Founder / President Tabiyah Yetunde. Both are longtime Music Industry Veterans with a combined total of 50 plus years of experience in music and entertainment.

“Cynthia resonates with a diverse fan base all over the world because of her feel-good music and vibe,” Babalola said, noting that she’s just as excited to join the new company.

“Odis Johnson and Tabiyah are the perfect match for me, Tabiyah has got in-depth knowledge of my type of music, she’s work with notable artists across the Caribbean and to top it all, her man-management skill is special. And Odis is such a genius, so much experience in the music business, he’s had great success managing some highly placed US base artists. I feel lucky to have the combination of these two wonderful individuals to work with,” the German Juice crooner was quoted to have said.

“I’m also excited because I believe you meet some people for a certain reason. Being a manager is more than just about the music. It’s everything that has to do with the artist’s life; a 360-dimensional thing.

“Tabiyah and Odis are individuals who also care about the artist as a person and not just about the music business. It’s important to be surrounded by people who actually care.”

“I made the decision to sign the deal with the global market in mind,” she said.

“The facilitator management firm definitely understands the global market,” My New PR team headed by Muyi, did a data mining research on my music and he presented to me, then I realized how much fans I have beyond the shores of Nigeria— including places I’ve never been. “I’m rest assured The Facilitator management firm can help bring that to a larger scale. Doing it independently, you don’t really have those teams to help worldwide. — “The facilitator” has worked with a lot of artists on the global stage, That’s why I wanted to partner up with them.”

About a month ago and after a long hiatus, Cynthia made a comeback with the release of a new single, ‘Hustle’.

Her years-long break is a result of some hardship she went through following her fallout with her former record label boss, Jude Okoye.

A source also disclosed to Channels Television that the firm is ready to engage Okoye for her royalties, an issue that has been a subject of intense controversy.

The Lagos based dancehall star is no stranger to hit tracks and topping charts.

She has released a number of award-winning and top 10 hits like German Juice, Lead Me On, I’m Taken, and Simatiniya, Baby Mama and so on.

She’s also set to make an international collaboration with Grammy award-winning artist “Snow Cone”.

[Vibez] Dino Goes To Nollywood, Cynthia Morgan VS Jude, #MarlianDay + More

 

This week on Vibez, we take a look at some of the stories that shook the Nigerian entertainment space and the showbiz world in general.

Top on that list is the controversy surrounding Nigerian Dancehall Musician, Cynthia Morgan and her fallout with C.E.O of Northside Entertainment ltd, Jude Okoye.

Also in the news this week was the passing of Guinean singer Mory Kante, who helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, in the world of fashion, we got a glimpse of what the future would look like post-COVID-19, with the launch of Congolese Designer Anifa Mvuemba’s latest collection featuring 3D models.

Catch all this and more on this episode of the show.

Vibez is your weekly recap of the top showbiz moments.

#SoCynthiaMorganLied: Social Media Agog After Jude Okoye Shares Singer’s Contract Details

 

Hours after music producer Jude Okoye made public the details of his Northside Records’ contract with dancehall star, Cynthia Morgan, music fans trooped to social media to criticise the singer for “lying” against his former record label.

Morgan, who now goes by the name ‘Madrina,’ had laid the blame for her misfortune in the music industry on the doorstep of Northside Records, alleging that the music label denied her access to the Cynthia Morgan brand.

Speaking during an Instagram Live chat ‘Upfront With Sandra’ last Sunday, the singer, who looked barely recognisable, said she moved back to Benin after battling depression and illness due to her music misadventure.

Morgan first spoke about her run-in with Jude Okoye’s Northside Records during a 2018 interview with Channels Television, where she claimed the latter, among other things, made her adopt a wild persona which brought her a lot of criticisms.

“As an entertainer, sometimes you need time for yourself to restructure, rebrand, restrategise whatever you are doing,” she said at the time.
When she was asked about her deal and relationship with the brand, she explained, “My contract actually expired last year (2017) in like August, legally, because I signed for four years.

“Even before then, we were obviously already apart because a lot of things went wrong with the deal”.

However, on Tuesday, when Jude Okoye shared details of Morgan’s contract with Northside Records with an Instagram influencer, Tunde Ednut, social media went agog with fans lambasting the ‘German Juice’ star for being economical with the truth.

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The contract in question, which had a 4-year lifespan with an option for a 2-year renewal, showed that Morgan and Northside Music would split any income generated 50/50.

Being that she was a newbie at the time the deal was struck, the label agreed to put up 100 per cent of the expenses which will be eventually deducted from her earnings.

Earlier, during his Instagram Live chat with Ednut, Jude Okoye denied preventing Morgan from the continued usage of her stage name.
“I never took that name from her. I don’t have that power.”

He added that she still had access to social media accounts two years after the contract was over.

Morgan had also claimed that Okoye failed to promote her work.

“Why are people not asking questions- how come this girl has been down this so long and not even one colleague came up to her rescue?” Okoye asked Ednut.

“Not rescue as in giving her money or sponsoring her. Rescue, as in, identifying with her.”

The Northside Records boss said Morgan had questioned his value in her career while ruining all the relationships he had helped her build.

“Cynthia Morgan looked me in the eye and asked me ‘what the f**k have you done for me?,” he said.

Davido, Other Celebrities Pledge Support For Cynthia Morgan’s Comeback

 

Nigerian celebrities including hip hop star, Davido on Sunday pledged support for the embattled queen of dancehall, Cynthia Morgan.

Cynthia Morgan had earlier in an Instagram live video with Sandra Ogbebor bared it all on how she has been struggling with her music career.

She revealed how her relationship with her former music label Northside Entertainment ended on a sour note with her losing her royalties and eventually running into depression and financial troubles.

Celebrities and fans in reaction to this pledged support for Cynthia Morgan and opened a GoFundMe fund raising account for her.

Davido however tweeted that he is willing to feature her in a new song.
“Tell Cynthia I got an anthem for her ….. I’ll record my verse verse now,” Davido tweeted.

READ ALSO: Fans Push For Cynthia Morgan’s Comeback, Open GoFundMe Account

This got Cynthia Morgan teary as she replied to Davido with crying emojis.

Also, popular OAP Dotun in his tweet said Morgan was a promising artist and she deserves a come back.

Big brother Naija star, Tacha in her reaction to the trends went down memory lane. She narrated how the German Juice crooner influenced her life with hit track ‘Dont Break My Heart,’ while she was in the University.

Toke Makinwa in her reaction sued for peace between Cynthia Morgan and her former manager. “We just want music,” she tweeted.

 

Fans Push For Cynthia Morgan’s Comeback, Open GoFundMe Account

 

Fans of popular Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan on Sunday called for her comeback and opened a GoFundMe fundraising account for her.

This was after the German Juice crooner disclosed in an Instagram live video with Sandra Ogbebor, on Friday, how her relationship with former music label Northside Entertainment ended on a sour note.

She revealed how she lost her name and other royalties as a result of this, leading to her depression and financial troubles.

Many of her fans were moved by her story and took to social media to campaign for her comeback using the hashtag #bringbackcynthiamorgan.

This led to a long thread of tweets about the one time Queen of Reggae Dance Hall.

A GoFundMe account has also been opened to fund her comeback to the entertainment scene.

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See tweets below…

Cynthia Morgan Returns With New Name, ‘Billion Dollar Woman’ Video

Cynthia Morgan has staged a comeback into the music scene.

After a long absence from the stage, the dancehall star has made a complete rebrand and changed her name to ‘Madrina.’

Creating her own music label called TCMC (The Cynthia Morgan Company) she released a new video called, ‘Billion Dollar Woman.’

The German Juice crooner also deleted all her pictures on her verified Instagram handle, using the new name @officialmadrina.

READ ALSO: Simi, Falz Drop Hilarious Video For ‘Foreign’

For a long time, the reggae artiste has been away with many of her fans asking questions on social media. Her absence also sparked a public outcry from Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi Wellington who in a tweet asked about her whereabouts.

Madrina’s new video is produced by Tony Ross.

Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners

headies awardsThe highly anticipated Headies Awards 2015 ceremony was held in Lagos on Friday, January 1, night.

The award was organised to recognize the talents of Nigerian music stars and reward them in grand style.

Here Is The Full List Of Winners.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.
Ycee – Winner
Nominees: Base one, Koker , Pepenazi , HumbleSmith ,Young GreyC

NEXT RATED
Reekado Bankz (Winner)
Nominees: Lil’ Kesh , Kiss Daniel, Cynthia Morgan , Korede Bello

BEST POP SINGLE
Godwin – Korede Bello (WINNER)
Nominees: Ojuelegba – Wizkid , Collabo – P-Square Feat. Don Jazzy , My Woman, My Everything – Patoranking Feat. Wande Coal ,
Woju – Kiss Daniel, Bobo – Olamide

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
Olamide – Bobo
Nominees: Small Doctor – Mosquito Killer, Mastakraft feat. Olamide, CDQ& David O – Indomie, Falz The Bad Guy Feat. Yemi Alade & Poe – Hello Bae, Reminisce – Skillashi

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
Timi Dakolo – Wish Me Well (Winner)
Nominees: Praiz – If I fall , Shaydee – High, Cobhams – Do The Right Thing , Bez – There’s A Fire

BEST R&B SINGLE
Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo (Winner)
Nominees: Heartbeat – Praiz, Baby Daddy – Iyanya, Say You Love Me – Leriq ft. Wizkid , Do the Right Thing – Cobhams Ft. Bez

BEST RAP SINGLE
King Kong – Vector
Nominees: Bad Belle – M.I, Bank Alert – Ill Bliss , Local Rapper – Reminisce Feat. Olamide, Phyno & Stomrex, G.O.D – T.R

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Aramide – Iwo Nikan
Nominees: Waje – Coco Baby, Asa – Bed of Stone ,Simi – Tiff, Yemi Alade – Duro Timi

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
German Juice – Cynthia Morgan (Winner)
Nominees: Sanko – Timaya, My Body – Solid Star Feat. Timaya, Daniella Whyne – Patoranking, Cheques and Balance – Burna Boy, Bad Girl Special (Remix) – Mr. 2Kay feat. Cynthia Morgan & Seyi Shay

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Katapot (Reekado Banks) – UnLimited LA (Winner)
Nominees: Jamb Question (Simi) – Mex . Crazy (Seyi Shay) – Meji Alabi, The Sound (DavidO Feat. Uhuru & Dj Buckz) – Sesan , Baby Jollof (Solid Star Feat. Tiwa Savage) – Clarence Peters
Note: This award goes to the video director.

BEST COLLABO
Local Rapper – Reminisce Feat. Olamide & Phyno
Nominees: Hold on – Joe El Feat. 2Face Idibia, Bad Girl Special (Remix) – Mr. 2Kay Feat. Cynthia Morgan & Seyi Shay, Shoki (Remix) – Lil’Kesh Feat. Olamide & David O, Do The right Thing – Cobhams ft. Bez, Sisi – Praiz ft. Wizkid

BEST RAP ALBUM
Chairman – M.I.
Nominees: Above Ground Level – Modenine , Baba Hafusa – Reminisce, Street OT – Olamide

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Legendury Beatz – Ojuelegba
Nominees: Don Jazzy – Godwin (Korede Bello) , Mastakraft – Wiser (Flavour), Young John – Bobo (Olamide), Shizzi – Fans Mi (DavidO),
Cobhams – There’s A Fire (Bez)

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Vector – King Kong
Nominees: Ill Bliss – Bank Alert (remix) Feat. Ice Prince, Eva Alordiah & Phyno, Reminisce – Baba Hafusa, G.O.D – T.R

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
Yemi Alade – King of Queens (Winner)
Nominees: Praiz – Rich n Famous, Skales – Man of the Year

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR.
Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo (Winner)
Nominees: Ojuelegba – Wizkid, Eyo – Asa , Bez – There’s A Fire, Cobhams – Do the right Thing

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
Adekunle Gold – Sade (Winner)
Nominees: Di’Ja – Awwwwww, Bez – There’s A Fire, Asa – Satan Be Gone, Ugovinna – Rain On Me, Simi – Tiff

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Olamide Winner
Nominees: David O, Wizkid, Yemi Alade , P-Square

SONG OF THE YEAR
Ojuelegba – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Godwin – Korede Bello , Kiss Daniel – Woju, Olamide – Bobo

HALL OF FAME
2 face Idibia.

A Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A.Y.O. – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Bed of Stone – Asa, King of Queens – Yemi Alade, Rich & Famous – Praiz, Double Trouble – Psquare

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A.Y.O. – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Rich n Famous – Praiz, King of Queens – Yemi Alade, Street OT – Olamide , Chairman – M.I. Double Trouble – P Square

AFRICAN ARTISTE – Non Nigerian
Sarkodie (Winner)
Nominees: Diamond Platnumz , Cassper Nyovest , Sarkodie , Uhuru , AKA

Cynthia Morgan, Baba Dee, Ara Getting Ready To Drop Albums

p1Music stars, Cynthia Morgan, Baba Dee and sensational female drummer, Ara are ready to release full bodies of music material.

Dancehall star, Cynthia Morgan in an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels TV said her yet to be titled debut album will be released “before the end of the year (2015) or first quarter of next year (2016)”.

Although details of the album are hush-hush at the moment, the ‘German Juice’ crooner confirmed co-star, Burna Boy as well as music duo PSquare are guest artistes on the album and that she’s trying to give a 100%.

Also, singer Baba Dee, who released his last album (digital) titled Boom Box about two years ago, is ready to release a full album, featuring artistes including Burna Boy, Harrysong, Terry G and others.

Sensational drummer and singer, Ara, in an exclusive chat with EN confirmed she will be dropping her highly anticipated debut album after many years of being a performing artiste of international repute.

The singer, however, did not give a time frame for the release but the album which features Fuji star, Pasuma is almost ready.