When it was reported that Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are, assaulted Augustine Miles Kelechi, aka Tekno Miles, for being rude to him at the recently held One Africa Music Festival in Dubai, people expected Tekno or his management to take legal actions or fight back. But it didn’t happen.
Tekno’s manager, Ubi Franklin, who was said to have stopped Tekno’s boys from attacking Are, has explained why they had allowed the issue to die down.
He told Goldmyne TV, “I was there. Tekno had an issue with Sunday Are and the whole thing aggravated. The truth is I don’t want to talk about it because we have sorted it out and we have all moved on. It is a ‘dead’ issue; I don’t want to make it sound like I am the one trying to raise it. You know my responsibility is to chase after money.”
“If they want to fight, they should fight. When they are done fighting, we will still come together and make money. My work is to make money even while they are fighting.”
Reacting on why Tekno didn’t win an award at this year’s AFRIMA, he said, “I respect AFRIMA a lot and I have found out that AFRIMA is basically about voting. It is possible that we didn’t ask people to vote at our end. You know in Nigeria, a lot of people don’t like to vote for awards; they don’t like to canvass for votes. I think musicians they voted for won. But it doesn’t mean that those that won are better than the other artistes who didn’t win.”
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