Rumors had claimed that D’banj had sent Tonto Dikeh out of the label because she wasn’t commercially viable, but the Emergency singer denied any such reports.
When asked why she left the label, D’banj stated that her recent marriage and childbirth had caused some issues. “She can stand alone because she is very talented, they are all big brands and from their looks, you know they have great talents,” he said in a recent interview.
“All I did was to tell them that we should look for ways to make things work better. Also, when a woman is married, it is a different ball game. I have not seen her since the marriage and of course, now she has a child. She has been out of the country and I would say to you that the last thing she said to me was that she wanted to work on her foundation. I believe when she comes back, she would take some decisions.”
The former Mo’Hits superstar also revealed that he was pushing his label to be better than they currently are. He said: “I had a meeting with my team last year and I told everyone of them, my producers, songwriters and artistes that this year, they have to work harder than they had done in the past years. I advised them to sit up and I even included myself even though I am their boss. That is why you would notice that I am not using my in-house producers, I am branching out to get producers from around the country.”