Popular Afrobeat singer, Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin popularly known as BadBoy Timz addressed his label, Anonymous Music on the 21st of May, 2021 with two statements – one signed by him and the other by his Lawyer. The statements read that the artist’s contract with Anonymous Music had been terminated and that he seeks N200 million and a public apology from the label.
A day later, Anonymous Music released a statement, denying that it leaked the video of BadBoy Timz being arrested to Instablog9ja and warns that it doesn’t fear lawsuits.
The statement read, “Our attention has been brought to the fact that Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin Timothy “the Artiste” (BadBoyTimz) signed to Anonymous Music “the Label”, made a publication dated the 23 May 2021 suggesting to the general public that his contract with the label stands terminated. This release is misleading and unnecessarily sensational.
“Regarding the alleged libelous publication, the Label maintains the facts that the dispute between the Label and the Artiste emanates from the artiste diverting monies owing, belonging, and accruing to the Label. The petition lodged by the Label with the Nigeria Police Force disclosed criminal elements.
“Meanwhile, the video of the Artiste’s arrest was not and could not have been published by the Label; anyone present at the time of arrest could have easily recorded and shared the video of his arrest with any of the media houses or bloggers at the press of a button. We are Anonymous Music we do not seek or utilize media stunts in respect of serious issues.”Finally, as regards the Artiste’s demands via his solicitor’s letter dated 23rd May 2021, Anonymous Music is not impressed or intimidated by threats to the Label. We are prepared to defend and prosecute any legal action in the best interest of the Label and the Industry as a whole.
“We are reminded of the popular saying, “Nearly all men will claim to be virtuous, but if you want to test a man’s character give him money”. What we do, we do for ourselves, the Industry, and for posterity.
“This is therefore to remind the general public that our position still stands, anyone who deals with or continues to deal with the Artiste without the Label’s authorization, clearance or approval does so at their own risk.”
“Anonymous Music entered into an exclusive 5-year Recording and Performance Contract (the “Contract”) with Olurunyomi Oloruntimilehin Timothy A.K.A BadboyTimz the “Artiste” in 2019. By the exclusive nature of the Contract, the Artiste is not permitted to, amongst other things, engage in features, collaborations, recording of masters (songs), performances and/or production of records/recordings with persons other than the Label, without the consent or authorization of the Label.”