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Timaya Explains Why He Rejected New MTN Deal

Source: Maryjane/Nollywoodgists.com

Some days ago, some entertainers on the payroll of telecommunication giant, MTN, renewed her deal with the company as brand ambassadors. But one of those that did not get his deal extended was Timaya, the self acclaimed Egberipapa 1 of Bayelsa.

The proud father of one, whose baby mama is expecting his second baby, has now revealed why he didn't renew his endorsement deal with MTN like KCee, Nkem Owoh and some Mavin Records' artistes.

He told Punch in an interview that, “I have always wanted to become an ambassador to a telecommunications company and I was approached by both Globacom and MTN. I chose MTN. I am a businessman and I feel I should have a better deal this year.

“If the deal is not good enough for me, then it is not right because I worked very hard to get to the stage I am.

“It could be right for other people but I think I should do better this year. There are some artistes that are brand ambassadors and they do not have any hit song. They are just there based on pity.

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“Every year, I release a hit song and I feel if we are to renew a contract, we have to revisit the terms and conditions. Not that we would do the same thing as the last time or do it out of pity. Being a brand ambassador makes you limited in some certain areas and I expect to be paid for such limitations. I want more. They are good people and we did not have any misunderstanding. It was purely a business decision.”

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