Press Release | 7 November 2013 16:31 CET

Mavin Records Officially Parts With Wande Coal, Releases Statement

Source: Osaremen Ehi James/

The business relationship between Wande Coal and his estranged record label, Mavin Records may have finally crumbled as the music label has officially announced his departure from Mavin, owned by Don Jazzy.

The two have been engaged in a social media war in the past days. The statement by Don Jazzy's outfit claimed that it is splitting with the artiste due to "irreconcilable difference," a term normally used by labels.

The full statement reads;

"It is with deep regret that we officially announce the departure of recording artist Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, from Mavin Records due to irreconcilable differences.

"Over the past few months, Mavin Records has made a concerted move to consolidate its position in the Nigerian music industry. Mavin has pursued a renewed ethos to raise its standards of quality and professionalism to a world-class level. Wande's vision has not aligned with ours and a few months ago all parties mutually agreed that a separation would be the best course of action.

"Legal parties on both sides have spent the past six months trying to reach an amicable solution in terms of musical property rights.

"However, the decision by Wande Coal to release 'Baby Face' purportedly as his own material is a direct breach of intellectual property law and compelled an immediate clarification on our part.

"Both Mavin Records and Wande Coal have enjoyed a remarkable run in the course of their working relationship. It is unfortunate that conflicting priorities contributed to the premature curtailment of a hitherto fruitful accord.

"Mavin Records reaffirms its goal to constantly provide high quality music to our fans and introduce new and exciting talent into the industry.

"We wish Wande Coal the best of luck in all his future endeavours."

© 2013

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