As you read this, Nigerian rapper, Panshak Zamani a.k.a Ice Prince is no longer a signed act on the imprint of Chocolate City Records.
Yesterday, the talented rapper released a new song titled ‘ Chike‘ featuring Mavin act, Korede Bello.
On all the artwork and graphic designs used to promote the song, the ‘famous’ Chocolate City logo was conspicuously missing.
Shortly afterwards, he was on Cool FM where he granted an interview and hinted that he’s not been in contract with Choc City for the past three years.
Now, here’s the real story!
We reached out the Ice Prince’s manager of many years, Tobi Sanni Daniel, CEO of State of Mind Entertainment, who explained that ‘Ice Prince has not been in a contractual relationship with Chocolate City for the past three years’.
The rapper has been with Choc City for almost eight years now, his initial five-year contract expired three years ago, but he chose to stay with the label and not renew his contract.
Explaining further, Tobi says, ‘Just like everything in life, growth happened, there was a rise in his profile that has necessitated a rise in financial value and id very expensive for any label in Nigeria to afford and it didn’t make sense to attempt to stretch the company that far, but the last three years has been very cordial’.
He continued, ‘We chose to stay with the label even without signing papers because we understood the essence of loyalty, we are matured and we are one big family’.
Concluding, he said, ‘So let me clarify once again that no one walked out of a contract, Audu will always remain his godfather and MI Abaga will always remain his mentor’.