What seemed like a perfect union with bright promise has come to an end. Psquare’s label, Square Records have dropped their first signing, Akinmayokun Awodumila, aka May D.
A press statement from Square Records boss Jude Okoye sent to our editors on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, reads:
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 of 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.
‘I don’t know what they are talking about‘, May D, who sounded very relaxed told NET over the phone. ‘You know I don’t stay in their house so how am I meant to know this?‘ he continued.
Just this morning (Tuesday, August 21, 2012) in a statement made available to NET, Jude Okoye announced that the label and its sister company Northside Entertainment would no longer be associated with May D.
When we asked if Jude Okoye or anyone from Square Records had contacted him, he responded ‘I don’t know, have a nice day‘.
A close friend of May D however tells us that the singer has been unhappy at Square records for many months. ‘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 [is] most times broke.‘
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’ 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 friend of the singer tells NET.
A graduate of the University of Lagos, May D featured on two singles off their fifth album ‘Invasion‘ one of which was the hit single ‘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. Efforts to reach May D have remained unsuccessful.