Oludemilade Alejo, Nigerian rapper better known as Ycee, has tackled Timilehin Arokodare, CEO of Tinny Entertainment, for allegedly failing to pay the music artistes signed under his label their royalty fee.

Arokodare had taken to his social media pages to celebrate over 100 million streams across all platforms.

The 26-year-old Afropop artiste, however, took to his Instagram handle on Wednesday to criticize his former record label boss for not “giving credits to the artistes whose contents generated the streams.”

He also accused him of not paying his artistes. Some of acts signed to Tinny Entertainment are Dapo Tuburna, Damilare, and Bella Alubo.

“I’ve tried my possible best to not let my social media be used as a point of negativity or conflict but I’ve been left with no choice. So the CEO of Tinny Entertainment took to his Instagram page yesterday to show gratitude for 100million plus streams and this was brought to my attention,” Ycee wrote.

“It left me confused because the post was accompanied by the caption ‘Grateful’, the handle of the label, and no mention of the artistes whose content generated those streams.

“Let it be known to the general public that not a single dime generated from those streams got into the pocket of any of the artistes responsible for the content that generated those streams and to all that have made congratulatory comments on the post.

“The only thing the CEO is grateful for is the fact that he has yet again, seemingly gotten away with profiting off of other people’s sweat. Before anyone asks why I’m doing this, it is simply to protect any other artistes from suffering the same fate and falling into the hands of this manipulative and delusional human being.”

The Afropop singer also accused his former boss of attempting to ruin his reputation, sabotage the release of his debut album, and spread falsities about him.

“I have been silent as I have quietly been focused on rebuilding my life and career and also out of respect to my previous employer but he, in turn, has not accorded me that same respect,” he wrote.

“Actions ranging from attacks on my reputation by spreading falsities about me, saying I betrayed him by leaving his label to leaking my music which he absolutely has zero rights to release but unfortunately happens to possess in order to delay and destabilize my debut album release.”

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Before I start I would first like to apologize to everyone of you all that I hold in high regard because I’ve tried my possible best to not let my social media be used as a point of negativity or conflict but I’ve been left with no choice So the CEO of TINNY ENTERTAINMENT took to his Instagram page yesterday to show gratitude for 100million plus streams (across all platforms) and this was brought to my attention which left me confused because the post as seen above was accompanied with the caption “Grateful” and the handle of the label and no mention of the artistes whose content generated those streams. LET IT BE KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT NOT A SINGLE DIME GENERATED FROM THOSE STREAMS GOT INTO THE POCKET OF ANY OF THE ARTISTES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT THAT GENERATED THOSE STREAMS AND TO ALL THAT HAVE MADE CONGRATULATORY COMMENTS ON THE POST, THE ONLY THING THE CEO IS GRATEFUL FOR IS THE FACT THAT HE HAS YET AGAIN, SEEMINGLY GOTTEN AWAY WITH PROFITING OFF OF OTHER PEOPLES SWEAT (like he has been well known to do so many times in the past) I have been silent as I have quietly been focused on rebuilding my life and career and also out of respect to my previous employer but he in turn has not accorded me that same respect. Actions ranging from attacks on my reputation by spreading falsities about me, saying I betrayed him by leaving his label (knowing fully well the terms on which our business relationship ended) to leaking my music which he absolutely has zero rights to release but unfortunately happens to possess in order to delay and destabilize my debut album release. Before anyone asks why I’m doing this, it is simply to protect any other artistes from suffering the same fate and falling into the hands of this manipulative and delusional human being. I have spent the most part of the last 24hours on set shooting the first single off my album and I am going to get some rest at this juncture so nobody should call my phone Thank You

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Ycee left Tinny Entertainment in January 2019 for undisclosed reasons.



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