Finally, we get to know the back story behind the split between Davido and his former manager, Kamal Ajiboye, aka Kamal.
The “If” singer announced the development in January this year, leaving the Internet in shock.
Many were surprised by the way things played out seeing as Kamal is highly respected in the entertainment industry.
During an exclusive chat with Punch’s Sunday Scoop, Kamal insisted that he had not been fired via social media.
He said, “Davido didn’t give me the sack via social media. He was in Gabon when he wrote ‘I am now my own manager’ on Snapchat.
“Funnily, I was the one who drove him to the airport. Before then, we had had conversations about moving forward and I realised that what he wanted was different from mine. I wanted something bigger for him, but he was comfortable with what he wanted to do.”
Although he admitted that Davido is a big client, he maintained that parting ways with him had not affected his career as an artiste manager.
“I was prepared for it; I was the one who left voluntarily. It was something I thought about for a while. I wanted something I could control. This doesn’t mean I couldn’t control him, but Davido is a lot of pieces. When an artiste is big like he is, trust me it is not easy to control him. I didn’t lose control over him, but it got to a point where we had different goals.
Kamal urged his colleagues to build themselves and well as their brands regardless of how big their artistes could become because they might walk away.
“Once a big artiste leaves a manager, it becomes hard for him or her to survive. But that shouldn’t be the case and I believe we must have learnt our lessons. When you are managing an artiste, you need to start building a brand for yourself because nothing lasts forever,” Kamal stated.