Crown Uzama, the Nigerian singer better known as Shallipopi, has denied a claim that he spent N9 million on streaming farms.
Streaming farms are a network of devices, such as smartphones or computers. Their main goal is to play a specific song or piece of music to create the appearance of a large number of online listeners.
In a recent viral video, Ebaide, a fast-rising singer, alleged that she paid N700,000 to Teepsoul Entertainment for a three-week music video promotion on YouTube.
She said despite pulling down “nude” content from the video as required, the promoters still did not give her content “enough” visibility.
The travel vlogger also alleged that she paid the money after she was told the company boost Shallipopi’s songs on Apple Music charts.
“But when she said this about the promotion they did for Shallipopi, that was when I was truly convinced to go with them,” Ebaide said.
“Let me play it for you. ‘When we promoted Shallipopi. Shallipopi had this energy that set him apart from every other person who comes to us. It’s like ‘Baba, how far, how this % million go go, he puts 5million into his strategy, and then he gets what he gets, and says, ‘Ah, Baba, I want more, I want more.” At that time, we are even the one telling.
“That calm down now. You just spent N9 million. Calm down, let’s just chill on everything. He’s like, no, no what are you saying. He always says he will make the money 20 times in a day, guaranteed if he blows if he could make it to Apple Music’s top 100. Truly, he got there.”
As a newbie in the music industry who has heard that even the sweetest songs will go nowhere without promotion, it was easy to convince me to get duped after throwing Shallipopi and his numbers to my face.
I believed them, and that was the mistake pic.twitter.com/DF7dx1P1pg
— Ebaide 🇳🇬 (@official_ebaide) November 13, 2023
Reacting to the claim via X, Shallipopi said the user is “seeking attention”.
He also said he would rather spend the money on enjoyment with his crew.
“Fake!! Y’all looking for attention with the wrong content and think it’s right? 9m wey i go take chill make I leave Plutomanias to Dey stream!! Anyways,, your karma is coming,” he wrote.
Fake!! Y’all looking for attention with the wrong contents and think it’s right? 9m wey i go take chill make I leave Plutomanias to Dey stream!! Anyways your karma is coming https://t.co/5O4YSAP2pqAdvertisement
— Shallipopi (@plutomaniapopi) November 13, 2023
Shallipopi rose to fame after releasing his first single titled ‘Elon Musk’.
His songs have garnered a positive reception since he gained recognition.
On October 17, Shallipopi launched Plutomania Records, his record label. He also signed Tega Boi and Zerrydl on the same day.
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