Speaking to Saturday Beats concerning the supposed move, Kokomaster’s manager, simply known as Frank, said D’banj has no dealings with MTN. He acknowledged that their management team saw the false news on various blogs but seized the opportunity to set the records straight.
“D’banj is not an MTN ambassador; he still has a contract with Globacom. We saw the report on some blogs that he has ‘switched over’ to MTN but it is false. D’banj’s record label, DKN, is doing business with MTN. The label is a vast license administrator and we do caller back tunes across all networks. A lot of people saw the news and assumed it is D’banj that moved to MTN but it is false, DKN is doing business with MTN.
“There is a platform called the Cream Platform and it is for people in the creative industry especially the up and coming artistes who need support. What we did was that we developed a platform that would enable them send a message to a short code and if at the end of the month you are shortlisted, Cream would take the responsibility of fulfilling your request. For instance, if you want to shoot a video, or you want a collaboration with an A-list artiste, after sending a test to the short code, if shortlisted at the end of the month, Cream would help actualise your dream. That is what we have with MTN. But when people saw the news, they just assumed that it was D’banj that was involved with that,” he said.