Phenom, the Nigerian hip-hop artist, has expressed regret for turning down a record deal from Wizkid, the Grammy-winning singer and CEO of Starboy Entertainment, several years ago.
During the height of his career, Phenom received tempting offers from Wizkid, Olamide, and other prominent artists to join their record labels.
However, due to his loyalty to the now defunct Knight House record label, where he was under contract at the time, Phenom declined these offers.
In the latest episode of the Terms and Conditions podcast, the rapper, whose career has since declined, acknowledged that his path could have been significantly more successful had he accepted Wizkid’s label.
He said, “He [Wizkid] approached me at some point. We had this great chemistry. He said he wanted me on his team. He said wanted him and me to work on my album. But I was with a label. I’m that loyal. And I remember I ask my mum that’s what’s on ground and my mum was like, ‘No. You signed with this people, finish your contract with them.’ That was what it was, mehn.
“Even Wizkid’s deal was not as pleasant as many other that I don’t know. Me and Olamide had a conversation as well. But a lot of other guys approached me too. I had a deal of N100 million with a G-waggon at some point. I had the crazy deals.
“The only regret I do have was the fact that I was under fast life at that time so I could have crashed. So, I see it as a blessing as well because I don’t know what would have happened. But when I look at it, I’m like, ‘Damn! I should have taken that Wizkid’s deal.