A talent manager has accused Rema, the singer, of breaching a contract he signed with them.


Rema was unveiled as an act under D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records, in 2019.

He went on to release his self-titled debut EP ‘Rema’ that same year, which peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.

Before he joined Mavin Records, Rema was in a music group, R&A, with the singer Alpha P with whom he tapped into multiple genres.


The duo would later part ways, eventually adopting distinct styles and pursuing their careers individually.

In a chat with Channels TV, MC Pikolo claimed Rema walked out of their deal prematurely in 2017 to sign with Mavin Records.

The talent manager also accused Rema of breaching a five-year deal with his Alive Music.


“He was under contract. The contract was breached. A lot of people advised me, when they saw the deal we signed, to go to court. I initially wanted to go to court but heard they could put an injunction on his career,” Pikolo said.

“I didn’t want that. We had a contract for five years. And he left in 2017. The contract was signed in 2015. He knows there’s a breach. I’m also telling him to reach out. It breaks my heart because I know what I did at that time.”

In a court document requesting a “renegotiation of contract” with Mavin Records, Pikolo’s attorneys stated that Rema and Alpha P had signed a management contract with Alive Music after being named winners of a contest.

The court filing dated 2019 reads: “Our client discovered you entered into a contract with one of her artistes Rema by signing him into your company despite your awareness of a valid contract between our client and her artiste.


“We hereby demand a renegotiation of a contract between your company and our client with a view to entering into a fresh contract on behalf of [Rema] since our client is the only one eligible to enter into all forms of agreement.”

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