Nigerian singer and songwriter, Niyola, has finally disclosed why she left Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment, EME records
Emptying her resentment in a new interview conducted by Chude Jideonwo, the singer revealed that she was utterly disappointed that body, rather than her immense talent was the fulcrum of exploitation.
She said she quickly pulled the plugs when she realized that the record label wanted to promote her based on her sex appeal as a woman, but she wasn’t comfortable with that because it wasn’t who she is.
She said; “When a female artiste wants to do music, the first thing any man will think of as a businessman is be sexy…I know I’m sexy but I am also smart, I love God but it is also important to find a person or people who understand that….I think that to be fair on the label, a lot of times, they just didn’t see it, they are businessmen and did things as far their knowledge carried them…I should have been marketed as who I was and not just as a girl that is pretty and that can sing.
“Leaving EME wasn’t a happy event….it was not happy in the sense that when you invest time, your blood and all into something, you want to see it yield results …but it didn’t happen as expected…….it was sad for me cos I feel I should have done enough more while there…we are still friends now though, I am friends with everyone”.