Why I didn’t sue Idowest for leaving my label to join DMW – Dammy Krane
Nigerian musician Dammy Krane has offered an explanation for his decision not to pursue legal action against rap sensation Idowest, who left Dammy Krane’s record label to join Davido’s DMW.
According to Dammy Krane, he chose not to take the matter to court because his intention was to provide Idowest with a platform rather than engage in a legal battle. The musician cited a more spiritual approach, stating that he “left it to God.”
Idowest, on the other hand, went live on social media to address the situation, questioning Dammy Krane about what he did for him when he signed him. He criticized Dammy for allegedly failing to provide financial support or accommodation during his time with the label.
The hip-hop act expressed disappointment in Dammy Krane for not fulfilling his responsibilities as a signee, highlighting the challenges and hardships he faced while working on his music.
This revelation sheds light on the complexities and issues that can arise within the music industry, particularly concerning artist-label relationships, financial support, and the overall support structure provided to emerging talents.
Idowest has a message for Dammy Krane pic.twitter.com/UZKXLWIYpG
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In response to the criticism raised by Idowest on social media, Dammy Krane took to Twitter to clarify his perspective on the situation. He explained that the contract he offered Idowest did not come with financial support, emphasizing that his intention was to provide a platform for the rapper’s music to thrive.
Dammy Krane pointed out that despite not offering monetary support, Idowest quickly gained recognition and success, ultimately choosing to join Davido’s DMW. The Nigerian musician expressed his disappointment in what he perceived as ingratitude on Idowest’s part, stating that such behavior is one of the reasons why people hesitate to help others in need.
This Twitter response sheds light on the different expectations and perspectives within the music industry, emphasizing the nuances of artist-label relationships and the varying levels of support provided by different record labels. The exchange also highlights the challenges faced by artists and the complex dynamics that can arise when navigating the intricacies of the entertainment business.
He wrote: “I gave Idowest a platform (management contract doesn’t come with money; he read the contract). After he blew, he joined 30BG. I didn’t drag them to court and I left it to God and nxgga still saying shxt. Na why people no dey help people be dis.”
See the post below:
I gave Idowest a platform (management contract doesn’t come with money; He read the contract) after he blew he joined 30bg , I didn’t drag them to court & I left it to God & nigga stil sayin shit?🤦🏾♂️na why people no Dey help people b this
Ps: When you help people, Do it for GOD https://t.co/7McxZUw5Xp
— WORLDSTAR (@dammy_krane) November 15, 2023