Telecommunication giant MTN has terminated its contract with some of Nigeria’s biggest stars, including Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage and Davido among others.
The MTN management has also released the names of its 2016/2017 celebrity ambassadors.The list included Praiz, Chidinma, Iyanya, Tekno, Falz and others.
A statement on Saturday by the company said: “In line with its commitment to supporting Nigerian musicians by providing alternative platforms through which they can receive lucrative value for their intellectual property, MTN has announced brand ambassadors for 2016-2017.
“Music ambassadors for 2016-2017 are: Praiz (Praise Adejo); Iyanya (Iyanya Mbuk); Chidinma (Chidinma Ekile); Falz (Folarin Falana); Tekno Miles (Augustine Kelechi) and Skales (Raoul Njeng-Njeng).
“Four other ambassadors are – Saka, (Hafiz Oyetoro); Nedu (Steve Onu); Osuofia (Nkem Owoh) and Adamu Zango”.
MTN Executive, Amina Oyagbola, who spoke on the new development said: “MTN remains proud to be associated with the growth and development of the careers of all our ambassadors, past and present,” she said.
“We specially thank all our former ambassadors for their immense contributions to building our brand and also making us the network of choice in Nigeria.
“We will definitely continue to maintain the strong and mutually beneficial relationship with them through the monetisation of their content on all our digital platforms – MTN Music+, CRBT and VAS.”