Cynthia Morgan, Nigerian singer, has sparked reactions on social media over claims she made on her fallout with Northside Entertainment, her former record label, owned by Jude Okoye.
The 28-year-old Afropop singer initially went off the grid for a year but would later announce a rebrand in 2018, which saw her change her stage name to Madrina. Yet, she wasn’t forthcoming in music.
In a recent Instagram live interview with Sandra Ogbebor, Morgan talked about her health issues, dealing with depression and her stint with her former record label.
The vocalist also opened up on how her fallout and exit from her former label affected her music identity, VEVO account, music royalties, and social media accounts.
According to Morgan, the fallout came after Jude, brother to renowned defunct group PSquare, had claimed she didn’t meet her financial obligations on the money spent on producing the videos to her songs.
Her claims have since sparked a plethora of reactions on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where users have been using the hashtag #BringBackCynthiaMorgan to register their different opinions.
A GoFundMe account was also created to help revive her career.
While a number of users bashed Okoye for allegedly taking advantage of Morgan’s desperation, others blamed her for not reading the terms of her contract before signing it.
“Cynthia Morgan should’ve read the damn contract. If you sell your soul out of desperation, that’s on you, sis! Business is business! If the label is smart, she just still have contractual obligations so all you starting a gofundme, read the contract first,” a Twitter user said.
“Cynthia Morgan admitted to never reading her contract in that interview. Artistes learn from this story and read everything. Get an entertainment lawyer, not that lawyer that oversees properties and tenants at Ibeju Lekki. Someone that will help you make the best decisions,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Cynthia Morgan should've read the damn contract. If you sell your soul out of desperation, that's on you sis!
Business is business!
If the label is smart, she just still have contractual obligations so all you starting a gofundme, read the contract first!
— NeLo_O (@Nelo0ma) May 24, 2020
Cynthia Morgan admitted to never reading her contract in that interview. Artistes learn from this story and read everything. Get an entertainment lawyer, not that lawyer that oversees properties and tenants at Ibeju Lekki. Someone that will help you make the best decisions.
— Ugo (@UgoIkeakor) May 24, 2020
This Cynthia Morgan’s story is so sad. Life will humble you!
What kind of contract will make you lose yourself, your identity and the name you were given at birth!! WTF!
— Pamela Juwah (@pjuwah_) May 24, 2020
If Cynthia Morgan is still as good as she was, no female artist aside Asa is on her level of talent. Cynthia Morgan’s one verse on jhybo run their mouth shocked everyone, she was a teenager then by the way
— Organized Chaos (@yungprince_hot) May 24, 2020
MayD first said it but we called Him greedy
Peter Said it we blamed his Half Cast wife
Cynthia Morgan is here with same news and some dim wits said she is on drugs.
Jude's Level of toxic must be up with the birds
— VOW🦅🦅🦅 (@whoisvow) May 24, 2020
I just hope this side of Cynthia Morgan story is true sha.
— L’OBA (@Oluwabaddest) May 24, 2020
Cynthia Morgan and Mr MayD aside, the biggest failure of Jude is the break up of Psquare.
— TalkingDrum (@afonjaman) May 24, 2020
Cynthia Morgan! She looked so defeated and worn in that live chat. So she's been battling depression and hit rock button.
Some record label deals will make you feel like you made a pact with the devil! I beg other artists to please help fund and bring our German juice back!🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/P3WDWWJIik
— Nnamdi (@nazsinatra) May 23, 2020
On the real I don’t understand why we all don’t see how wrong these things can turn out. Cynthia Morgan was a promising artiste. This girl was literally on fire. You took her name, took her growth. Why can’t you renegotiate? This has moved from just business to sheer wickedness
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) May 24, 2020
When things were rosy for Cynthia Morgan, a lot of her celebrity frnds would always be seen around her but when things went bad, they forgot abt her& didn't give her a helping hand.This should teach us a lesson about life, she needs all the help she can get,to get her on her feet
— Dr Toolz (@toolzbabe) May 23, 2020
Depression is real… Cynthia Morgan could transform from this vibe to this pity imagine.
Cynthia Morgan would have been as big as Burna Boy because she was unique with her vibe. pic.twitter.com/czWjFQbX2t
— LawrenceOkoroNGR🕘 (@LawrenceOkoroTL) May 23, 2020
Omo with this Cynthia Morgan story, I now understand why Peter of P-Square so desperately wanted to leave Jude & Paul.
It was no longer about the money.
So many fucked up things going on behind the scenes. My guy just wanted peace of mind.
— Peng Man 🔥 (@pengmanmodel) May 24, 2020
Everyone who signed in psquare label under Jude, had issues with them. None did well. See how the label screwed Cynthia Morgan too. Still not happy she didn’t speak up on time. I just pray she rise again. All top artist should please ft her. Help Bring her juice back 😢
— Gravity (@antigravitylite) May 23, 2020
This Cynthia Morgan ordeal has just proven that Nigerian record label owners can be extremely wicked. We overlooked Kiss Daniel having to change his name to Kizz Daniel. But how Cynthia Morgan no go fit use her own real name? What sort of contract is that
— Leo Dasilva (@SirLeoBDasilva) May 24, 2020
One thing I know about this Cynthia Morgan ’s case is that, if she was with Donjazzy or Davido, she'd never suffered like this… Just look at Korede Bello, see the way Don jazzy is pushing him back into the industry, Those are the people we can call leaders!!!!
— H.A.I.S.H.A.H🧜♀️🍭 (@EWAWUNMIII) May 24, 2020
When Cynthia Morgan was in her prime, if person tell am say she go need a GoFundMe to afford her basic needs one day, she for swear for the person.
This should be an eye opener to all these amateur artists broke shaming people online…Be humble, life can fvck you at anytime.
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@Uncle_clique) May 24, 2020
It's surprising that people are just seeing Jude Okoye for the bad person he really is. Dude is single-handedly responsible for the collapse of Psquare and ruining the careers of May D, Cynthia Morgan.
Dear twitter, as you are dragging him, also tag his handle @judeengees 😁
— Josh Churchill (@KingBaba_Josh) May 24, 2020
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