Tuesday, 15 September 2015

PMAN Sends Warning To Soundcitytv Over Extortion


SoundcityTV have been on the receiving end of different backlash from various angles lately. It started when their ongoing fued with P-Square became public knowledge after they refused to play, their video even after Yemi Alade requested for it in her Top 10 countdown.

The popular music channel hasn’t played any video from P-Square since January, cause they turned down an offer to perform in their gig last December

Yesterday, veteran Nollywood actress, Shan George revealed that she was duped of 100,000 naira by Soundcity staffs which she paid for her son’s video.

Following these running battle with various entertainers, the former national President of PMAN, Tee Mac Itsheli, has lashed out at the cable company for the way they handled the music business in Nigeria, claiming that the company only play videos of those that pay heavily for airplay.

He also stated that the company has been extorting artiste for as high as 1 million naira to air your video.

Tee Mac who spoke in a phone chat with Tribune has sent a warning message to the station else they face the wrath of the new PMAN administration.

The former music executive also revealed that a petition has been filed in by a singer who claimed that they charge artistes heavily before airing their songs which he feels is unethical.

Tee Mac said;

“The station makes money from advertisement so that it can sustain itself. I don’t love the station because of the pornographic contents it feeds the young ones. If they play such bad videos ten times a day, young viewers will begin to take bad for good because nobody is condemning Soundcity. Those you see their videos being played on that station have paid heavily for it. What they do there is wrong.

“That is why the quality of music is reducing as they show thrash at these vulnerable young ones, while these sons of rich Nigerians continue to bribe their way to the top with their bad music. The expensive cars and Unclad girls they feature in their videos are used to sell their bad music. You pay N500,000 to be played and someone will call you less than a month after that you must come and pay another money as your money had been exhausted. Sometimes these guys pay as much as N1m for three months,”
he stated.