Lyta, a former signee of YBNL, Olamide’s record label, has joined Marlian Music, a brand owned by Azeez Fashola, a rapper-singer better known as Naira Marley.
Early this year, Marley had launched his own label with the signing of four artistes—Zinoleesky, Mohbad, Cblack, and Fabian — during a massive concert themed ‘Marlian Fest’ in Victoria Island, Lagos.
On Tuesday, Marley took to his Twitter page to share a picture of Lyta with a document that appears to be a record deal, with the caption: “Welcome to MarlianMusic Lyta.”
Reacting to the development, Lyta wrote: “I’m so excited to be joining my new family Marlian music, thank you my President @nairamarley for giving me this amazing opportunity.”
Explaining why he left Olamide‘s record label in 2019, Lyta had said he was given a music release calendar which was inconsistent with how often he intended dropping new songs.
“When we want to drop new songs, we do so in a group of five. I was dropping my songs and they were talking about a calendar of some sort that I knew nothing about,” he said.
“I couldn’t always have to wait that long before dropping songs for my fans. That was why I made the move to leave the label. Olamide treats me well.
“He takes me like a son and taught me lots of stuff, told me I had to hustle. While I’ve been there, I’ve been okay with the family. But for the good of my music career, I decided to move.”
“I don’t have any deal with YBNL or Olamide. Olamide saw me on the street and helped me. I don’t have any written contract with him… YBNL and Olamide will always be part of my story.
“Yes, I was getting benefits. They used to pay me for shows. Sometimes N80,000, N60,000. But when I dropped my songs, ‘Temi’ and ‘Selfmade,’ I didn’t get anything.”