February 07, (THEWILL) – Gbadamosi Agbonjor Jonathan, aka Mc Pikolo, has accused Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, of breaching their record contact.
Rema was unveiled as an artiste under D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records in 2019.
Before he joined Jonzing Records, Rema was in a music group, R&A with Alpha P. They were both managed under Mc Pikolo’s Alive Music who spent a lot of money in promoting their songs.
However, Rema and Alpha P later parted ways to pursue their solo careers.
In 2021, Mc Pikolo first called out Rema for not appreciating his efforts despite the fact that he invested all his savings on him which got him the recognition before D’Prince got in contact with him and signed a record deal with him.
However, Rema turned his back at him after he got in contact with D’Prince.
In a chat with Channels TV, Mc Pikolo claimed Rema walked out of their deal prematurely in 2017 to sign with Jonzing 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.
“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 Jonzing 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.”