Singer-turned-politician Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W has cleared the air about signing Big Brother Naija season six winner Whitemoney to Empire Mates Entertainment.
On September 20, 2022, Whitemoney made headlines after sharing photos of himself and Banky on Instagram, adding that it was time for him to make good music.
Many believed the singer and Shine Ya Eye edition winner had been signed to the record label.
However, in a recent interview on Hot FM Lagos, Banky W dismissed the report as he made it clear that he did not sign the reality TV star.
According to Banky W, EME changed from being a record label to becoming a media and marketing agency in 2017.
Banky added that he only helped Whitemoney to get an ambassadorial deal with a company it consults for.
He reiterated that it was strictly an influencer deal for one of the corporate brands that EME works with.
He said: “We transitioned from a record label to Media & Marketing Agency. I didn’t sign Whitemoney, we helped him with an influencer deal with one of the corporate clients that we service, so he is an ambassador for a company. So, we helped him to a marketing situation. We didn’t sign him”.
Whitemoney, released his debut single titled ‘Selense’, earlier in March.
Following the criticism over the new single, the reality star vowed to become a Grammy-winning artiste before 2023.
“Music is food to my system, for those who don’t believe I don’t blame you, I am trying to make more friends and less enemies, I promise one day I go win the Grammys”, he said.