Social Media went crazy after Peter Okoye, one half of the super singing duo P-Square, responded on twitter to a complaint from a fan regarding the absence of their content on Tv Music Channel Soundcity Tv.
Check the below Tweets from peter and a detailed response from Soundcity TV in what looks like a disagreement that has been silently ongoing for the past 8-9 months.
So Peter replied a fan’s comment on twitter some hours back:
Soundcity didn’t waste much time with a response, they posted a detailed account of why they have not played any P-Square content since 1st January 2015 in a write up posted on their website. WOW!
For 10 Years, SoundcityTV has been a huge supporter of P-Square and the P-Square brand, right from their 1st music video to the last video released in 2014. Most of their videos got massive airplay on @SoundcityTV than any other music channel.
@SoundcityTV viewers sometimes complain about the dominance of P-Square videos on the channel & charts. We were a huge supporter and gave everything to their works.
We have assisted the P-Square 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 P-Square 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 P-SQUARE (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 P-Square, since our 10years of supporting the group meant nothing to them. We assumed our relationship was a mutually beneficial one, but clearly one-sided.
Ultimately, P-Square music videos stopped airing on @SoundcityTV since January 01, 2015. Soundcity reserves the right to air music videos on our cable / satellite or terrestrial platforms.
Overall, we wish the duo the best in their endeavours. @SoundcityTV will keep airing works of the best and upcoming Nigerian artistes, and also, the best #African artistes to the world, especially nurturing their talents from inception till they become huge megastars and international superstars.