Davido’s Producer Scammed Me!
A budding singer, Owolabi Oluwasegun, also known as X-Lyte, has accused Fresh VDM, a producer for DMW Entertainment boss and frontline act Davido of defrauding him.
The up and coming singer, who said his quest for stardom influenced his decision to feature Davido on one of his songs, disclosed that he paid Davido’s producer, who was supposed to produce the song, an undisclosed amount of money but he later refused to fulfill his promise of getting Davido to feature on his song as agreed.
In a chat with The Punch, the Babcock University undergraduate said:
“I didn’t cook up the story for publicity; I was truly scammed by DMW’s crew members. I had the impression that working with Davido would make me popular. Since I couldn’t get my money back, I felt music was the best way I could express myself. Even if I had gone to report the case to the police, I don’t think they would have done anything about it.”
“After meeting with Fresh and negotiating, he told me to pay to Kolo, another member of DMW. He then blocked me on WhatsApp and stopped picking my calls. I heard they are fond of such a thing. I recorded the song, Feature Davido, for other up-and-coming artistes not to fall victim.”
X-Lyte further revealed that “I paid money for production and to feature Davido. If you pay for a service, it should be delivered. Fresh VDM didn’t even do a production for me. If I had been scammed for featuring Davido alone I would not be this bitter; I would have ignored it.”
He added that though Davido was probably not aware of the business transaction, he doesn’t want a refund but for Davido to jump on his song.
“Davido was not aware I paid money. But when I went to their house, I saw Davido. He even shared the song on Instagram and Twitter. I don’t need a refund; I just want to feature Davido. My style is similar to Davido’s style and I like his music.”
It is understood that when Davido stumbled on the music video on social media, he shared it on Instagram and Twitter, calling the attention of Fresh to it.
He captioned the video clip, “this is the funniest thing I’ve seen all year. Fresh VDM, you are wanted.”