They Wanted To Promote Me As A Sexy Singer, Niyola On Leaving EME Record Label

Singer and actress Niyola has revealed why she left Empire Mates Entertainment, EME, a music record label owned by singer Banky W.

Niyola who started in Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie ‘Swallow’ stated that EME wanted to promote her as a sexy singer, a thing she was not comfortable with.

She disclosed this in an interview with Chude Jideonwo.

“When a female artiste wants to do music, the first thing any man will think of as a business man is be sexy…I know I’m sexy but I am also smart, i love God but it is also important to find a person or people who understands that….I think that to be fair on the label, a lot of times, they just didn’t see it, they are business men and did things as far their knowledge carried them…I should have been marketed as who I was and not just as a girl that is pretty and that can sing,” Niyola said.

She added, “Leaving EME wasn’t a happy event….it was not happy in the sense that when you invest time, your blood and all into something, you want to see it yield results …but it didn’t happen as expected…….it was sad for me cos i feel I should have done enough more while there…we are still friends now though, i am friends with everyone.”

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