music producer Samuel Oguachuba, popularly known as Samklef, has made startling revelations about his past experiences in the music industry and the current silence surrounding Mohbad’s death. Samklef has accused singer Bankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, of initiating a campaign against him in 2012, which he refers to as his “personal cancel culture.”
Samklef’s allegations come in the wake of the tragic death of singer Mohbad. He expressed concerns about the noticeable silence from many record label bosses and music elites regarding the singer’s passing. According to Samklef, this silence is not without reason. He suggests that many in the industry are aware of their involvement in similar situations, albeit not as violent as the one involving Naira Marley and Mohbad.
Delving into his past, Samklef recounted his experiences with Banky W. He claimed that Banky W, along with a friend from Soundcity, played a significant role in sidelining him in the industry. In a somewhat sarcastic tone, Samklef pointed out that Banky W, who once allegedly tried to tarnish his reputation, has now taken up pastoral duties.
The music producer’s revelations have garnered mixed reactions from the public. While some support his claims and commend him for speaking out, others criticize him, suggesting that he hasn’t produced any notable music in recent times. Some comments even alluded to the strained relationship between Wizkid and Banky W after the former left the latter’s record label.
Last year, Samklef made headlines when he accused Banky W of trying to cheat him concerning Wizkid’s album, which he produced. He alleged that Banky W attempted to remove his contributions from the song “Pakurumo.” However, Wizkid’s humility prevented such an action. This incident, according to Samklef, was a significant reason for Wizkid’s departure from the label.
In response to these allegations, Banky W urged Samklef to focus on his career and refrain from dragging his name into controversies. He also clarified that he had no control over the album’s royalties.
As the music industry grapples with these revelations, it remains to be seen how these accusations will impact the relationships and dynamics within the industry.