Here’s the story of how Ay Comedian refused to allow Olamide to perform at his show but to come back to beg for a favour after he had started blowing up.
The story was shared by Toni Payne the former manager of Olamide.
“Lol… I was speaking to a friend today and it reminded me of one story when I was managing Olamide… I stopped speaking to comedian AY cos of this incident and honestly till today, I’m glad I did cos I don’t like people with that sort of character.”
So I and AY used to be cool. I’d done favours for him in the past, no big deal. When Olamide was coming up, I decided to ask cash in a favour and ask if Olamide could perform at his show even if it’s for a minute. Omo, see ela. ’11.’ The man refused to give the boy a chance. It pained me ehn. I took the L and lamented for weeks. Lmao!
No wahala, we sha kept it pushing. Anyways fast forward to the next year, Olamide had started doing well and guess who conveniently needed a favour, and wanted Olamide to perform? Oga comedian. This is the same guy that turned Ola down cos he wasn’t big now looking for “friend of the house” performance. See ehn, it’s ok to turn him down, nothing is by force but don’t come back later looking for a favour from that same person you underrated.”
“It makes you look like a user. IMO! I told Cabasa he must pay but Cabasa, as per man of God, said to just free him and I had to respect that. Left to me, 101…1 would have charged him that day and at double our rate. Glory be to God sha cos if man na God €r. See ehn, no one born of man can stop anything God has planned for you. I’m always very proud when I see Olamide thriving cos the road was fucking hard. I knew his talent couldn’t be hidden for long sha so all na time. Lemme not talk of the day one boy carried him and Gabriel Afoloyan to I think Ogun state and I showed that one that, emi Osha, on my watch, no one I’m managing is to be messed with. 1P;”
In contrast… big shalla to Mr Seye Kehinde of city people. He was always a good man who never looked down on any of my artists… he would say, ehn Toni, sha bring them for an interview or give them as much stage time as he could… he never for once said ehn no one knows them so he can’t. Another guy is TJ of Soundcity… man ran me ads for free for one of our launch events and didn’t experiiit..and my bro Mr Biodun of Alakada mag even used his money to print goodie bags for Olas first listening party as a surprise… just to say, there are lots of good people in that industry.”
“In life, no one owes us anything but at the same time, If you did not believe in someone don’t expect shit from them later in life… just stick to that your belief or get ready to pay cool cash.. it’s different if you have never heard of them before they blew and support them after cos you are just hearing.. but to now start stanning someone who has always been in your face only because they blew is irritating abeg.. like, what changed?
the industry has Many users 0000 but plenty good people as well who just wanna see a good talent thrive… still glad I left though cos honestly, photography is bae.”
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