has authoritatively learnt and gathered that up and coming artiste, Babalola Gbenga Gabriel, better known as Bigiano, and his new record label boss at Goldspan Entertainment Ltd, Sunday Ajasa, are in a messy case with a top artiste management company called Pun Communication Ltd.
We learnt that both may be dragged to the court soon for 'breach of contract' and a N5million suit to be slammed on them.
Recall that Bigiano, after gaining fame with his hit single 'Shayo' some years ago, went into oblivion. Thorough digs done by Nigeriafilms.com
revealed that the cause of his then almost 'dead career' was because Bigiano reportedly snubbed all those that helped him to gain fame during the 'Shayo' days.
It was reliably gathered that even T-Joe, a popular Alaba marketer, who reportedly gave Bigiano some amount of money to shoot his then 'Shayo' music video, was also later left out of the deal as Bigiano reportedly went behind him to do the work alone and completely shut T-Joe out.
Our investigation also revealed that most DJs and radio OAPs became 'nonsense' to Bigiano after he gained fame which then made them swear never to help any up and coming acts except they heavily charge for their 'services'.
Back to our story, from documents in our hands, Festus Keyamo's chambers served a notice to Sunday Ajasa for a breach of contract on Pun Communications, a top management outfit based in Lagos.
The said letter dated Monday, January 28, 2013, was written to the MD/CEO of Goldspan Entertainment Ltd, Sunday Ajasa, notifying him of a breach of contract with Pun Communications concerning Bigiano.
Information scooped by us shows that Bigiano had gone to Pun Communications begging that his dwindling career be rescued by the management company.
Pun Communications then told Bigiano that he would sign an agreement with them which he agreed to. He was then told by Pun Communications that a good record label would be sourced for him which must provide him with a good house (flat) on the island, an SUV and other juicy incentives that would befits his status as an A-list artiste, thereby riding on his former success to get such.
A vividly happy Bigiano reportedly agreed to the conditions Pun Communications promised to give any prospective label that will sign him.
As part of its promises, Pun Communications sought a label for Bigiano by approaching Goldspan Entertainment Ltd, which before then, never had any contact with the artiste. Bigiano was later introduced to Sunday Ajasa, the MD of Goldspan Entertainment by Pun Communications.
Series of meetings were held between Pun Communications and Goldspan Entertainment before Bigiano was later brought in when it was almost certain that they (Goldspan) would do business with Pun Communications by signing Bigiano.
During the meetings, Pun Communications explained the conditions to be met before Bigiano can be signed as Goldspan Entertainment Ltd artiste. The record label was also reportedly notified of an existing contract between Bigiano and Pun Communications, which also stipulates Pun Communications would continue as the official management company of the artiste when Bigiano is signed by the label.
Part of the agreement was that the management outfit would get 10 percent on all artiste fees which includes bookings, endorsement etc. A quarterly payment of N300,000 apart from N500,000 sign on fee to Pun Communications, which was agreed to by the parties.
But all of a sudden, as Nigeriafilms.com
learnt, Pun Communications was later shut out of happenings when the boss of the management company briefly travelled out of the country.
Goldspan Entertainment allegedly went behind the management company to approach Bigiano to sign an agreement with them shutting out Pun Communications.
Bigiano was later unveiled as Goldspan Entertainment Ltd artiste at a press conference in Ikeja in November 2012.
Pun Communications is now demanding for N5million damages for breach suffered from the deal. Nigeriafilms.com
contacted Sunday Ajasa on the matter, he responded through his label's publicist, Michelle Jonathan.
According to Ajasa, he denied receiving any letter from any law chambers. He further said there is no iota of truth in the allegations.
He claimed that Bigiano was never signed to anybody before he signed for Goldspan Entertainment.
Our digs revealed that both Sunday Ajasa and Bigiano would appear in court in a matter of days from now to face charges bordering on breach of contract.
We will update you as proceedings begin.
© 2013 Nigeriafilms.com
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sleek | 3/14/2013 6:03:55 AM
Congratulations 4 wot? Mumu read d story b4 commenting f*****h woman mtcheew Reply this thread
Adelakun | 3/14/2013 8:08:00 AM
Reading tru all dis,I tink I understnd Goldspan doest sign anytin with pun communications,but the artist...
Now if he needs the artist to settle him and work with him he shld come out straight and stop lookin out for an evenue to suck dis fresh company,bigiano is tarlented no matter wat every1 says and I tink he's unstopable,Nigerians/media/jurnalist/and press shld tink deep and do a lot of research b4 going into dis,for Bigiano and the company dis is a gud publicity for them,theier just hungry.pls Ajasa give dem money they are hungry Reply this thread
Tunde Badmus | 3/14/2013 8:08:03 AM
I hope all parties can resolve the case amicably, because in cases like this there are always much more said than done. And people making comments based only on what was written in white and black should ask more questions than just talk. As for Bigiano, nobody without a past but change is the only permanent thing in life, if what was written is true, then he should try to change but if its not, I will tell you to go ahead and pursue your career, little things like this should not stop u from getting to the top! Backbitters are always at the back never in front, as for Record label owner, my brother just keep up doing d good work of developing young talents and DO NOT be dettered by silly talks of backbitters, but if what the article said its true, resolve the matter as a Business man and push Bigiano up because we are and still remain a great fan of his good work... Selah Reply this thread
oluchi | 3/14/2013 9:28:44 AM
This is very bad of TM,who never signed any contract with goldspan should be doing all this,if he had a contract with bigiano,that's there problem and not involving someone else into his problem,bigiano is loved by his fans, we all have past likewise TM. So he should stop parading lies for there is no contract binding him and goldspan. Both parties should come together and settle the issue and not making noise everywhere. Pun has no case with goldspan, backbitters and hungry ppl should think thrice before writing things, am disapointed in keyamo chamber for even getting involve. Goodluck to u all. I waka pass. Reply this thread
free mind | 3/14/2013 10:16:46 AM
I Think People jumping into conclusion and taking sides especially should look well before they leap because from what I have read, I really feel there is something we all do not know at least Bigiano is not the only artiste in Nigeria and its not as if he has hit it big like iyanya, wizkid and the rest that would want to make them run him down like some people are saying. Another thing is am Lucky to be close to a couple of artistes and from what I have heard, Bigiano needs to really retrace his steps if he really wants to get to the top. Anyway my advice is they should both resolve this before it get messier Reply this thread
Anonymous | 3/14/2013 12:59:07 PM
There's something about this Bigiano that's very shady bcos its so baffling why his career has been nose-diving with all his talents and good lyrics. No wonder the guy neva gets any push anywhere. Pls NF, get more facts on this, probably if the Pun Communication people can get us pictures to show that they really introduce Bigiano to the Ajasa man. If we can get this, then the Ajasa guy should be investigated on how he got his money bcos u can backstab soebody who brought business for u. Nigeria Films pls dig more Reply this thread
lawrence | 3/15/2013 1:39:26 AM |
Why didn't you disclose urself,don't side any party,you need to be investigated
lair | 3/14/2013 10:14:24 PM
We know people like you so I have very few words for you. First you claim to be a blogger, can we have your blog address here at least it is publicity for you, and then publiciist to who? We are in town and we know u could only be one of the very few blackmailers in the industry that is if you even have an idea of what the word publicist is. And its only in imagination that you will call a man who is a very notable publisher, blogger,event organiser, well travelled who we learnt he is even currently aboad broke. Anyway we know people like you and one would have tell from the publicity you gave Bigiano and how you helped revived his dwindling career for free. Keep hating but let me advice you, next time be more clever when u want to use a fake identity becus we are in town and to think you can deviate from the story on ground to run TM down, try harder becus this is nothing compare to what people in your shoes do or maybe you should even get them a lawyer and even police f**l! Becus if u are not you won't call a man who is among the very few publishers who does not owe salary broke. Pls we are expecting your reply here and we will be waiting. One million of you can not run a tm down becus he is not a blackmailer like you or you want to tell us one since you are so called blogger? Go huge transformer smelling mouth! We will be waiting. Reply this thread
Anonymous | 3/15/2013 3:04:21 AM |
hmmmm, is it because TM is broke in abroad that is why he is trying to reap where he did not sow? Na wa ooo, professional journalist or Professional Parasite? I don waka ooo
thumbs up | 7/28/2013 11:24:54 AM |
M2flow,naka boy | 3/27/2013 3:07:39 PM
Don't worry fellow bigiano fans everything will be fine,that is how when you trying to get to the top you face wahala ! just remember others and pray hard.i hope to meet you there in the music world is your boy m2flow from naka town no_08105254275. Reply this thread