P-Square vs Soundcity
Popular music station Soundcity TV have explained why they don’t air P-Square videos anymore.
The whole brouhaha began after a fan noticed that the channel hadn’t played any of the duo’s videos in a while.
Peter Okoye responded to the fan, telling fans not to “waste their time” and “ignore” Soundcity.
Soundcity released a statement shortly after, explaining their side of the deal. Their statement read:
We have assisted the #PSquare brand, toured with them over Africa at our expense. Gave them ad-spots for their events / projects. Gave them prime time slots for their videos and included them in our array of Programmes / programming.
We invited #PSquare to one of our annual events last December 2014 and they insisted we pay a certain amount of money. We reasonably asked, what is the least we can offer?; this was us foregoing the fact that we had invested a lot in #PSquare’s career as music talents / artistes & entertainers.
The feedback was, “WHAT HAS SOUNDCITY EVER DONE FOR PSQUARE? TELL ME ONE THING SOUNDCITY HAS EVER DONE FOR PSQUARE” (Jude Okoye, Manager). While we understand that this is business, there is also room for special consideration.
Saying our TV brand has never done anything for #PSquare was quite damning. Clearly, there was no need to argue with their decision and reasoning. We decided to stop ‘doing anything’ with/for #PSquare, since our 10years of supporting the group meant nothing to them. We assumed our relationship was a mutually beneficial one, but clearly one-sided.