Nigerian hip-hop artist Phenom has expressed his regrets about turning down a record deal from Grammy-winning singer and CEO of Starboy Entertainment, Wizkid, several years ago.
The ‘Man Dem’ artist revealed that he had received enticing offers from Wizkid, Olamide, and others to join their record labels during the peak of his career. However, he declined these offers due to his loyalty to the now-defunct Knight House record label, where he was under contract at the time.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Terms and Conditions podcast, the once-promising rapper acknowledged that his career might have taken a more favorable path had he accepted Wizkid’s label offer.
“He [Wizkid] approached me at some point. We had this great chemistry. He said he wanted me on his team. He said wanted him and me to work on my album. But I was with a label. I’m that loyal. And I remember I ask my mum that’s what’s on ground and my mum was like, ‘No. You signed with this people, finish your contract with them.’ That was what it was, mehn.
“Even Wizkid’s deal was not as pleasant as many other that I don’t know. Me and Olamide had a conversation as well. But a lot of other guys approached me too. I had a deal of N100 million with a G-waggon at some point. I had the crazy deals.
“The only regret I do have was the fact that I was under fast life at that time so I could have crashed. So, I see it as a blessing as well because I don’t know what would have happened. But when I look at it, I’m like, ‘Damn! I should have taken that Wizkid’s deal.”