One of Nigeria's foremost rappers Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector Tha Viper is currently at war with his label, YSG Ent - recently discovered to
be a division Young Shall Grow Motors company, led by Obiora Obianodo, (Pictured right) the first son of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the MD of Young Shall Grow Motors Ltd.
The disagreement between Vector and his label started a few months back after the rapper complained about his progress-rate and
the label's nonchalant attitude towards his career and simply
suggested more professional hands be employed to help his career, which
the label took as a threat, and when they refused to heed to his suggestions, Vector hired hands he
was paying personally.
He has been with the label for over four years and never asked to leave, all he asked for according to his camp was more work and results. Things actually got worse after Vector took a self-sponsored vacation to the US and returned to his record boss' anger,
claiming he went to the States to sign a record deal. Continue...
Weeks after, Vector received and invitation letter from the Commissioner of
Police of Lagos state and was summoned to the Area-E command (Festac). On
getting there, he was presented with a "breach of contract" petition,
claiming that he has engaged external hands to work for him. His parents
got involved (as his dad is a retired police officer), and it
was settled amicably.
Feeling unsafe and threatened, Vector surrendered the car and apartment
provided for him by the label and acquired a replacement for himself.
Thinking this was over, Vector went about his daily life (as lawyers were
already handling the case) till the 10th of June. He was to be shooting
his scene of the Ghetto RMX video by Shank, at his childhood
neighbourhood (Mcarthy Barracks, Obalende, Lagos), when men of the police
force came to seize him and his personal manager (Michael Umoru) and
took them all the way back to Festac, this time it was a proper arrest
and they were detained from 3pm till 10pm when his lawyers came through.
According to sources close to Vector, he has been receiving series of personal threats from the
label, and he hasn't felt so safe and really did not want to talk to
the press about it.
Just yesterday, his twitter account(@vectorYSG) with
over 100,000 followers suddenly disappeared, and has been
confirmed to be deactivated by his label.
Vectors manager says a new twitter handle @VECTORTHAVIPER has been
activated and is now his artistes official handle, alongside the launch
of his official Website www.vectorthaviper.com. As at the time of compiling this report, efforts to reach his record label has been abortive.