September 27, 2011

This Is Serious! Record Label Boss, Ope Banwo Goes To War With Artists, Baba Nee And Dudukoko

baba nee and trybson dudukoko at dagrin movie premiere
The relationship between Stingomania records and two of her Artistes; Baba Nee and Trybson Dudukoko has gone sour. The two artistes were signed to the label two years ago. Trybson popularly known for playing the role of DaGrin in Ghetto Dreamz, a movie produced by stingomania entertainment. And Baba Nee is famous for making the soundtrack of popular Yoruba movie, Omo Getto that has become a hit on the street.

Both Baba Nee and Dudukoko who are planning to quit Stingomania records have been accused of breach of contracts by their Label boss, Ope Banwo.

Ope Banwo also the producer of DaGrin biopic, Ghetto Dreamz announced this via his facebook page yesterday

"STINGOMNIA PUBLIC NOTICE ON BABA NEE AND TRYBSON: In addition to my PUBLIC CAVEAT EMPTOR THAT ALL MEDIA HOUSES (Radio stations, TV Stations, Promoters, Corporate bodies, etc) will be receiving in the next few days, I AM USING THIS PUBLIC MEDIUM TO PUT EVERYONE ON NOTICE that Stingomania Records has EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS BY CONTRACT to all the MUCIAL WORKS AND VIDEOS of BABA NEE AND TRYBSON and until thiis contractual dispute is resolved, WE ARE WITHDRAWING ALL CONSENTS TO ANYBODY TO UTILIZE THEIR WORKS OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. We will vigourosly challenge any entity that plays their music or video or engages them in any public performance until the end of their contract with Stingomania in 2014 without the express consent from Stingomania. ALL PREVIOUS CONSENTS GIVEN TO RADIO STATIONS, TV STATIONS, MARKETERS ETC to play the works of these TWO artistes is hereby SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE....All members of the public delaing with their works do so at their own risk of appropriae legal actions. Baba nee and Trybson have no assets to REPAY OUR INVESTMENTS ON THEM but we will be happy to collect our money from any organization or entity that violates our copyright interests in these boys. We will be actively monitoring all promotions and concerts. LET THE BUYER BEWARE"

Ope Banwo claimed the two artists have sold the rights to their music outright for 5 years to Stingomania records. On what caused the disputes between the Artistes and the label, Ope Banwo said
"All Public have witnessed Stingomania's work and promotion on their behalf in the last 2yrs for which we have NOT HAD ANY RETIRNS (Omo Ghetto Soundtrack, Ghetto Dreamz, Music videos, productions, publicity, tireless promotions etc) and now they just said becos I have not spent enough money on them in the last 3 months after spending over N12M on just the two of them they started libelling the company and said they are walking away without so much as a 'THANK YOU' for our efforts. IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY. Unfortunately for them, I am not the kind of guy who will work away becos of the possible adverse publicity or distraction this will cause. I BELEIVE IN FIGHTING FOR WHATS RIGHT. This is NO LONGER ABOUT MONEY BUT ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF OUR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. THIS RECURRENT MESS HAS TO BE STOPPED ONCE AND FOR ALL.The two guys do not have money to pay me back my investment in them but I know the media, tv, radio or corporate bodies do. So I will go after those who violate my assigned copyrights."

Early this morning, he also claimed he has received death threats from a friend of Baba Nee.
"DEATH THREATS BY FRANK NERO (one of BABA NEE's friends) - Since my company issued a CAVEAT EMPTOR against Baba Nee and Trybson Dudukko yesterday for violating the terms of their contracts with Stingomania Entertainment, several of Baba Nee's fans have issued death threats to me with one of them, FRANK NERO, even having the guts to threaten to kill me and my family. While I will file appropriate complaints with the police and the law will take its course on FRANK NERO and others like him, I continue to assure these two budding Artistes, BABA NEE AND TRYBSON and any other Artiste that cares to join them, that NO AMOUNT OF INTIMIDATION, THREAT OR RIDICULE will make me walk away from this. THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW as an example to other upcoming artistes so they will understand that you don't beg someone to spend time and money on you, ejoy millions of naira in benefits, sign a contract with them and then just turn around to walk away at any time it suits you after getting benefits. PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS BUSINESS. A CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT and this time around we will take a stand against it"

Trybson Dudukoko also took to facebook to respond to Ope Banwo's statement
"Hmmm..ope banwo has ordered Tv&Radio stations to stop playing my content and baba nee omo ghetto's content all because we av confronted him on his wrong doins.he signs female artists and sleeps with them..he signs male artist to make us perform at his frend's birthday parties and burial for me,I did not sign to a label who cannot promote me properly,shoot good videos,and package me with good sense..he claims he has spent millions on me and baba nee,I want to ask anybody out there to tell me if they av ever listened to my music on air or seen my videos anywhere..he is now fighting us becos we av stopped writting music for his girlfriend and bedmate,Bianca black..please ask him wen last he saw any of his artist he claimed he spent millions,he prefers spending money and buying clothes,blackberry,jewelries other material things..av stayed almost 3years in stingomania records and av not achieved anything except for the dagrin movie I did(Ghetto dreamz)...pls if dagrin did not die,i will never av been heard or seen anywhere..He has drawn d battle line and we are ready to pull down with us since dats what he want to do,we are ready to go dirty with now and unveil all his dirty secrets of his escapades with his sex mates he houses in his lekki rented apartment...."

Frank Nero, friend of Baba Nee who was accused of sending death threat to Ope Banwo also reacted
"fearless ghetto soldiers trybson dudukoko acted dagrin in d movie ghetto dreams Do U KNOW HE WASN'T PAID A DIME?no house,no packagin,a good bizman wunt invest so much witout gettin anytin in return.if Ope banwo was good his artist wunt go back2danfo drivin,hotel management or even sellin tickets at bus stations."

Will keep you updated



  1. These boys are doomed. Ope Banwo practically brought them from the gutter and straightened them up. Who knew any of these boys before Ghetto Dreamz or Omo Ghetto?

    They signed a contract with Ope Banwo, anybody that goes ahead to play their music without Stingomania's permission might just further enrich Ope Banwo.

    Anyways, this is getting more interesting by the day!

  2. oga o...this country sef..Is it not the same guys Ope Banwo used to promote tirelssly in newspapers, tv and blogs, facebook? It is really sad that the artistes chose to be biting the finger that fed them.

  3. I am a it confused. trybson said the label was not promoting him. Didnt they put him as lead character in GHETTO DREAMZ even when he has never acted before? I remember being at his elaborate album launhing twice one of them at terra kulture...what exactly is going on here?

  4. How did Baba Nee get to do the sound track for OMO GHETTO movie that has now made him a star? I hear it was becos of Ope Banwo's relationship with Funke AKindele who is under the Stingomania Management company also owned by ope banwo. I know these boys may probably have some greivances or may be impatient to blow but shouldnt they at least show some gratitude for how far Stingomania has brought them. Afterall, they were totally unknown before stingomania started promoting them....iiiiish


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