After what looked like a perfect union with bright promise, Square Records, Psquare’s label told us this morning that they have parted ways with their first ever signing Akinmayokun Awodumila, the singer known as May D.
This was made known by Square Records boss Jude Okoye in a press statement sent to our editors some minutes ago.
I, JUDE ‘ENGEES’ OKOYE of Square Records Limited and Northside Entertainment Limited hereby announces to the general public that Mr. Akinmayokun Awodumila, otherwise known as MAY D is no longer an artiste under the aforementioned outfits due to irreconcilable differences.
We at Northside and Square records wish him all the best in his career and life.
Rumours off the breakup had surfaced earlier, but NET investigations led nowhere.
While Psquare’s publicist told us then that he wasn’t aware of any breakup, May D laughed it off as ‘Rumour things‘ when our reporter contacted him. Before we could probe further, he switched off his mobile phone.
A close friend of May D however tells us that the singer has been for many months unhappy about his stay at Square Records; ‘He says they aren’t doing much for his career, May D wants to spend big like Davido and co. He’s not happy at all as he most times broke‘, a close friend of the young singer tells NET.
May D is usually seen driving the twins Hummer H2 around town. ‘Just because he’s riding the Hummer doesn’t mean he’s happy o‘ the source offered..
Before signing with Psquare in 2011, MayD was with rapper Alaye’s Ice Cream Records. We’re told Alaye was impressed with May D’s performance on rapper Kel’s ‘Too fine’ which also featured the rapper and asked him to join his label.
‘But after he turned to Alaye’s personal driver, he got tired and looked elsewhere, Psquare were there and they struck the deal‘, another MayD friend tells NET.
A graduate of the University of Lagos, May D joined Psquare’s Square Records in 2011 and featured on two singles off their fifth album ‘Invasion‘. One of the songs being ‘Chop my money‘ which had a killer remix and video featuring Akon.
Square Records also shot two videos for May D – ‘Soundtrack’ and ‘Ile Ijo’ which were both directed by Clarence Peters.