Thursday, 20 June 2013

Vector At War With His Record Label, YSG

Celeb Super Star Nigerian rapper Vector Tha Viper real name Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, is currently fighting with his label, YSG Ent which is a division of popular Transportation company Young Shall Grow led by the first son of Chief Vincent Obianodo, Obiora Obianodo.
The crisis between Vector and his label began a couple of months back after Vector made complaints about why his career is stalling and not been progressing and why the label has a nonchalant attitude towards their best artist's career and he simply suggested more professional hands to be employed to push his career to the next level
But the label took these views as threats and refused to impose these ideas so Vector decided himself to hire the profesionals and was paying them personally with no help from the label

He has been with the label for over four years and never asked to leave, all he asked for according to his camp was more work and results. Things actually got worse after Vector took a self-sponsored vacation to the US and returned to his record boss’ anger, claiming he went to the States to sign a record deal.
Weeks after, Vector received and invitation letter from the Commissioner of Police of Lagos state and was summoned to the Area-E command (Festac). On getting there, he was presented with a “breach of contract” petition, claiming that he has engaged external hands to work for him. His parents got involved (as his dad is a retired police officer), and it was settled amicably.
Feeling unsafe and threatened, Vector surrendered the car and apartment provided for him by the label and acquired a replacement for himself. Thinking this was over, Vector went about his daily life (as lawyers were already handling the case) till the 10th of June. He was to be shooting his scene of the Ghetto RMX video by Shank, at his childhood neighbourhood (Mcarthy Barracks, Obalende, Lagos), when men of the police force came to seize him and his personal manager (Michael Umoru) and took them all the way back to Festac, this time it was a proper arrest and they were detained from 3pm till 10pm when his lawyers came through.
According to sources close to Vector, he has been receiving series of personal threats from the label, and he hasn’t felt so safe and really did not want to talk to the press about it.