MTN Explains Why Wizkid, Sean Tizzle & Timaya Were Dropped As Ambassadors

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A number of entertainers, including Wizkid and Sean Tizzle, have parted ways with telecoms giant MTN.

Wizkid has reportedly moved on, signing a contract worth N120 million with Globacom.

As to why the stars were dropped, MTN said in a statement:

“Although there is a finite number of brand ambassadors we can have at any point in time, Nigerian artistes can continue to monetise their intellectual works through our distribution channels such as the Caller Tunez and Music Plus platforms.”

“As was originally conceptualised, the ambassador ship will continually evolve to accommodate new talents and cater for diverse segments. This year, we are using a segmented approach and there will be ambassadors for each segment of our market.”

“Using this criteria, new artistes like Cobhams Asuquo will be coming on board the MTN Ambassadorial family. In May 2015, stars including Davido, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, Sound Sultan, Iyanya, Chidinma, Banky
W, KCee as well as Saka, Osuofia, Mama Geeand others all renewed their contracts with MTN.”

“The list of those who won’t be staying with MTN contains Nigerian pop stars like Wizkid, Sean Tizzle, and Timaya.”

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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