In a shocking revelation, veteran Nigerian record producer and singer, Samuel Oguachuba, popularly known as Samklef, has accused famous singer and music executive Banky W of spearheading his cancel culture in the Nigerian music industry. Samklef further alleged that Banky W has remained silent on the calls for justice for the late rapper Mohbad, who allegedly died after being bullied by his former record label, Marlian Music, claiming that the EME boss also bullied his former signees.
Taking to his verified X handle on Tuesday, Samklef made these serious allegations, shedding light on the dark side of the music industry. He expressed that while he had forgiven Banky W, he decided to speak up so that others can learn from his experiences.
Samklef began by revealing, “Banky W, the individual who initiated my personal cancel culture in 2012 with one of his friends in Soundcity…He is now a pastor lol.” This revelation highlights the fact that even influential figures within the industry can engage in actions that lead to the ostracization of their peers.
The artist urged fellow musicians to come forward and share their genuine experiences, encouraging them not to hesitate. He emphasized that many remain silent on this matter due to their own involvement and complicity. Samklef asserted that the silence of these individuals stems from their awareness of their own wrongdoings, which were not just limited to verbal attacks like those of Naira Marley.
While Samklef has chosen to forgive, he believes it is essential to share his story to create awareness and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. By shedding light on the darker aspects of the music industry, he hopes to protect and educate aspiring artists.
Banky W, who has transitioned into a pastor, has yet to respond to these accusations. The allegations against him raise questions about the responsibility of influential figures within the industry and their roles in promoting a healthy and supportive environment for artists.
This revelation comes at a time when the issue of bullying and mistreatment within the music industry is being widely discussed. The tragic death of Mohbad has sparked a nationwide conversation about the treatment of artists by their record labels. Samklef’s allegations against Banky W further highlight the need for justice and accountability within the industry.
As the news of this controversy spreads, it is crucial to address the underlying issues that contribute to cancel culture and bullying within the Nigerian music industry. The experiences shared by Samklef and other artists will serve as a wake-up call for the industry to reflect on its practices and work towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment.
Samklef’s accusations against Banky W for initiating his cancel culture have sent shockwaves through the Nigerian music industry. The artist’s decision to speak up and share his story serves as a call to action for fellow musicians to come forward and shed light on their own experiences. As the industry grapples with issues of bullying and mistreatment, it is essential to address these concerns and work towards a more compassionate and supportive environment for all artists.