The popular talent manager and estranged wife of popstar 9ice, Toni Payne has reportedly dropped young rapper oLamide from her Toni Payne Concept management outfit.
Sources say Toni Payne allegedly terminated the management deal because she had once or twice caught the young rapper performing at shows without her consent. oLamide was said to have been collecting performance fees also.
We’re told the last straw that broke the camel’s back was when the rapper was said to have attended a gig sponsored by Coca Cola alongside his record label mates at CODED Tunes after Payne had boycotted the show and instructed him not to go only to find out on Twitter that he indeed attended.
‘ I don’t want to talk about it. I won’t say anything about it ’, Toni Payne said, when reached on her mobile phone.
Several attempts to reach oLamide himself proved abortive.
oLamide who is signed to ID Cabasa’s CODED Tunes recordsand known for his street anthem ‘ Eni duro ’ released his debut work ‘ Rapsodi ’ in March 2011 and has received four nominations at the forthcoming The Headies awards.
In related news, Toni Payne has been said to have relocated to her new house in Magodo, Lagos.
Payne who used to live with her grandmother in Surulere area of Lagos is still furnishing her 2-bedroom flat which attracts a one million naira yearly rent.