Sunday, 16 March 2014


Marketers and promoters now have space to sell and gain. Market explosion with anyhow Live VCDs at the detriment of original album became discouraged. This could be confirm from responsible, reliable, progressive, supportive and appreciative musicians like K1, KSA, Ebenezer Obey, Shefiu Alao, Obesere, Malaika, Pasuma, Muri Thunder, Currency and others in gospel and Islamic music. If ungrateful Saheed Osupa now condemns our effective and successful logo scheme, we leave him to God.

On this issue of ‘Take Over” the youth of Ajegunle under the leadership of JAGABAN, the NURTW Chairman voted for many fuji artistes in which Pasuma won. They invited him for their celebration and they came to our office and gave us the coverage and packaging right. On that faithful day, I left Osupa show for Pasuma Ajegunle show.
I submitted the package and the title for screening and we got clearance for this title

“TAKE OVER IN AJEGUNLE not Pasuma takes over Ajegunle. I was not happy that this led to the pandemonium we have now. Previously, “Great surprise” in Alaba Oro by Pasuma was released by my company and nobody complained except enemies of progress that want me to be a one-sided president or marketer.

Osupa protested against “Take Over” and fired back with his “Christmas Show” that was submitted for logo and he later renamed it as “TAKE OVER IMPOSSIBLE” at point of release. The National Executives were pressurized to screen and sanction the album but we advised the MAAN Anti Crime Commission to let go to avoid allegations and insinuations of favoritism or partisan. After the release, series of threats to life came to me from different angles. Osupa went further to release other CDs like Feedback, No Vacancy, Agarawu koboko and many more to lambast me and condemn MAAN.

In order to pave way for settlement and reconciliation, MAAN Governors Forum called on him to come and explain his grievances in a peaceful and polite manner, he declined and disobeyed them. Then officially, a letter was forwarded to him in his office at Abina, Surulere, he ignored the PRO and threatened him to leave to avoid death. Unfortunately, while the National meeting was going on, a letter came from the chamber of Saheed Osupa’s lawyer to the president of MAAN. The letter was read to the house. Members were seriously enraged and infuriated because it came from an artiste, Osupa who rejected their peace letter. The threat, satire, condemnation, allegation to the president and the Association led to the pronouncement of National Boycott of Saheed Osupa’s album until he appears before the committee.

Music Advertisement Association of Nigeria does not ban, we can only order our members not to patronize or to boycott any musician who want to prove stubborn and create fracas.

I want to say this for record purpose that no musician is sacrosanct before MAAN. On several occasions we have waved many offences and over-looked many anomalies of musicians especially Saheed Osupa in order to protect the image of our Association and avoid misconception or misinterpretation, what we do most times is act as an arbiter of peace in other to maintain peace and unity and quality music in our society.

MAAN does not discriminate, MAAN does not take bribe. MAAN is for peace and progress. MAAN is for success and prosperity. Individually we may have choice of music but officially we must be neutral and objective. That is why we promote, market, distribute and sell all type of music.

If Osupa is ready for peace, we are ready. If otherwise; we do not mind. Actions shall be judged in accordance with the intention because we stood by him at all stages; from nothing to something, from nobody to somebody, from poverty to plenty, from grass to grace, from ill health to wealth.

Finally, I will like to reiterate here that, MAAN is a peaceful organization, all allegations of witch-haunting and others said by Osupa against my person and MAAN it all fallacy. We have nothing against him; all we are concern about is peaceful co-existence amongst musician and quality music that would better our society!!!

Haba Sayheed Osupa Why Yhu again??? Dis guy shaa he is just making dis genre of Music (fuji) local thank God 4 people who strive 2make it worldwider!!! I pity his fans sef!!!

1 comment:

  1. my first comment is for the person who say this..........Haba Sayheed Osupa Why Yhu again??? Dis guy shaa he is just making dis genre of Music (fuji) local thank God 4 people who strive 2make it worldwider!!! I pity his fans sef!!!ho write..........the person need to think twice

    secondly my own view on abt statement from MOSHE....why did u Allow Pasuma to title his cd Take unfear.....2009 Osupa play at Mushin day...he never title his cd overthrow.....that time their fighting is more tough then....Moshe say they vote and Pasuma win the vote,in above statement it all shows that is not vote is wht they wanted to do,if not why they title the cd Take Over and u Moshe as president of MAAN approve the cd to be out for marketing....all wht MOSHE say in his statement above goes against him,.....when u knw Osupa never take cheating ....why are u trying to cheat him.