October 12, (THEWILL) – Singer Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W, has said Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) didn’t sign Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ winner, Whitemoney.
Banky, in an interview with Hot FM, explained how he and his partner decided to transition from a record label to a media and marketing agency in 2017.
The host asked if that was the reason they signed Whitemoney.
He said: “I didn’t sign White money. What we did was we helped him with an influencer deal with one of the corporate clients that we service.”
“So he’s an ambassador for the company. We helped sign him to market their brand.”
“So, we didn’t sign him. He’s not our artist.”
On September 20, 2022, Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi, aka Whitemoney, announced a deal with Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).
The elated reality TV star made the announcement via his Instagram page where he shared a photo flanked by Banky W and Captain Tunde Demuren.
Captioning the post, the aspiring ‘Grammy-winner’ expressed excitement about his new journey while announcing the release date for an incoming project.
He wrote: “Now that we are in good hands, let the music flow. “Egwu” & “You Bad” DROPS: 23:09:22. Are You Ready????”