Multiple award winning female singer, Tiwa Savage has revealed that she got rejected by veteran artiste turned politician, Banky W during her early sojourn into the Nigerian entertainment scene.
According to Tiwa Savage, Banky W refused to sign her into his music label,
Empire Mates Entertainment known as EME, co-founded by Tunde Demuren in 2002.
Tiwa who stated this during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, revealed that
before she joined the Don Jazzy owned Mavin Records, she had approached
Banky W, but he refused alongside other record labels.
When asked why Banky turned her down, Tiwa said he had a female artist
he was working with at the time.
She also revealed that when Mavin was still known as Mo Hits, she approached
Don Jazzy but was also turned down.
The mother of one said: “At the time when I just got back to Nigeria,
I approached Banky W to sign me into his music label, but he said No.
“I guess because he was about to work with Niniola at the time.
I also went to Mohits at that time, and they were working with Muna, so they turned
me down and I went back to LA.
“But I later got back to Nigeria and begged Don Jazzy to sign me into Mavin records and he did.
“I’m sure EME, other records can see me now.”
EME under the guidance of Banky W brought out talented singer and songwriter Wizkid, who have now become one of the greatest singer in the country’s history.