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Real Reason Baseline Records Arrested Skales Manager, Osagie Osarenkhoe

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Earlier today, Music Talent manager Osagie Osarenkhoe was arrested by the Nigerian Police at the instance of Skales Record Label, Baseline Records.

She was accused of fraudulently diverting N13.3m belonging to the record label for personal purposes.

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The label in a lengthy petition obtained by INFORMATION NIGERIA dated May 19, 2016 and addressed to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Zonal Command, Onikan, Lagos, Baseline claims that Skales’ manager, Osagie committed fraud against the company with monies totalling N13,374,000.

See details of the petition below:

1. THEFT OF COMPANY MONIES EARNED BY SKALES FROM MARCH-APRIL 2016
The Company noticed that although Skales was listed as performing at various concerts, shows, tours and other events, none of the monies received from these events was remitted to the Company. In this regard, the Company invited Skales and his manager Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe to various meetings seeking an account and a reconciliation. At these meetings, both Skales and his manager Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe insisted that the events in question were not paid events and as such there were no monies to remit. These dubious activities continued for a period of 12 (twelve) months wherein the Company was fraudulently deprived of its legitimate earnings by the said Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe as payments made for performances were paid directly into her account in violation of the procedure set up for payments at the beginning of the Contract. The Company in March of 2016 decided to catalogue some of the paid shows, performances, concerts and tours wherein Skales performed and the monies were fraudulently converted for personal use by the said Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe.

Please find below a list of said performances which only covers the period from 3rd March 2016 to 1st May 2016.
3rd March, 2016- Malaysian private party- $6,000
8th April, 2016- MTN NOISELESS PARTY ENUGU- N750,000
16th April,2016- AFRICA NIGHT 2016 AFRO-FUSION AFFAIR UNIVERSITY OF ALBANNY- $6,000
1st May, 2016- Private event at Thisday Dome- N1,000,000
7th May, 2016- AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL MOSCOW- $6,000

By the Company’s estimation, from the aforementioned events, Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe has fraudulently converted the sum of N7,474,000 from this brief period without accounting to the Company or making payments first into the Company’s accounts as stipulated in the Contract. This is without factoring all the other performances, tours and shows where no remittance was made from the period January 2015 to April 2016.

In order to properly document this fraud and catch Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe in the act of theft, the Company created an email address, and sent an email to Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe requesting the performance of Skales at an event in California on the 2nd June, 2016. In the email communication, Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe requested the sum of $5,000 (five thousand US dollars) for the performance as well as one business class ticket, one economy class ticket and two hotel rooms in a 4-star hotel. (please find enclosed here with the email communication between Skales and Femi George with respect to the said performance) On 18th May, 2016 the first tranche of $2,500 (two thousand five hundred US dollars) representing 50% (fifty percent) of the performance fee demanded by Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe was wired into the following account:

‪Bank of America.
Name: Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe.
Account Number: 483063945907

Subsequent to the transfer of the money, our Samuel Gbemileke Samuel telephoned the said Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe requesting for an account of all monies received by Skales for performances and tours for the month of May. Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe insisted that there had been no paid performances for Skales during the period in question.

2. THEFT OF THE SUM OF N5,000,000 (Five million naira) BEING PAYMENT FOR MTN PULSE

The Company in 2015 entered into an agreement with Upfront and Personal, for the engagement of Skales to appear in TV commercials, billboards websites and other social media on behalf of MTN Pulse. As per the terms of the agreement, Upfront and Personal was to pay to the Company the sum of N5,000,000 (five million naira) in two tranches of N2,500,000 (two million five hundred thousand naira each). The said Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe representing that she was authorized by the Company obtained the sum of N5,000,000 (five million naira) due to the Company without being so authorized. Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe has failed after repeated demands to repay the said N5,000,000 (five million naira) fraudulently obtained.

Given the above circumstances, the Company believes that a fraud has been committed against it by Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe.

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Osagie is a respected talent manager in the music industry who has over the years worked with acts such as Kel, Wizkid, Morell, Sarz, Dammy Krane, Niyola, Banky W and others.

She currently manages Skales signed to label Baseline records, whom she is in the middle of a dispute with.

She could not be immediately reached for comments as at the time of this posts as her phone numbers were unreachable.

She’s however taken to Twitter to dismiss reports that she’s been arrested;

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‘Nigerians Are Used To Suffering That They Think It’s Normal’ – Singer Simi

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‘Nigerians Are So Used To Suffering That They Think It’s Normal’ - Singer Simi
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Nigerian singer, Simisola Ogunleye popularly known as Simi, in a string of tweets, condemned the bad governance in the country.

The singer, who is in support of the #EndSARS movement, noted that bribe is now considered as a means of survival in the country and it is the only way for people to get what they truly deserve.

Simi also mentioned that citizens of the country are so used to suffering that they now see it as a norm.

In her words;

Nigerians are so used to suffering now that they think it’s normal. If you don’t have money to “give someone” to get what you deserve, there’s almost no chance for progress. A bribe is not even bribed, it’s just survival.

To get treatment in hospital, oga bring somtin You enter airport, madam bring somtin To get out of jail for a crime you didn’t commit, brother bring somtin To get admission you already earned when you passed the damn exam, sister bring somtin A disgrace! #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria

Every day innocent people are dying. The disregard and lack of value for human life are astounding. You won’t even acknowledge them? Because u don’t know them? Because of the tears of their mothers and fathers don’t matter to u? U’re wicked. History and posterity will judge u harshly!

When you think about Nigeria, you get mad. So much potential for growth. I hate it when ignorant people think of Africa and believe we’re all malnourished children that need saving from the West or that we’re all like Tarzan. But the ball is in our court. Always has been.

They wanna die on “call me uncle” and “am I your mate”. You’ve not earned our respect though. It’s not enough that you’re old(er). You don’t respect us and our lives. So ditto. #EndSARS”

Read Also: #EndSARS: Singer Simi speaks against having representatives for dialogue with FG

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“I Was Never Chased Out Of Lagos #EndSARS Protest” – Pasuma (Video)

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“I Was Never Chased Out Of Lagos #EndSARS Protest” – Pasuma Alleges (Video)
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Fuji Singer Pasuma

Veteran Fuji singer, Pasuma has debunked claims that he was disgraced by #EndSARS protesters in Alausa, Lagos on Sunday.

A video circulating on social media captured the moment singer was booed and chased out of the protest venue.

Reacting to this, the singer released a new video in which he claimed nothing of such happened.

The singer said he was well-received by the youths of the community and they were excited to see him support the #EndSARS movement.

In his words;

“I was not chased out, the youths were happy I came, they were happy to see me that I came to support them.

“I’m in support of what they’re in support of what they are asking for, we are in this together.”

Read Also: Pasuma booed, dragged out of #EndSARS protest in Lagos (Video)

Watch the video HERE

 

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‘My Landlady Chased Me Away And Started My Kind Of Business’ – Nkechi Blessing

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‘My Landlady Chased Me Away And Started My Kind Of Business’ – Nkechi Blessing
#EndSARS: “Mind what you eat at protest ground” – Nkechi Blessing Sunday cautions

Nkechi Blessing

Nigerian actress, Nkechi Blessing has taken to social media recall how she was asked to vacate a property she rented for her business.

In a video circulating online, Blessing revealed her landlady gave her quit notice and shortly after, ventured into her line of business.

The film star expressed her shock as she noted that she thought incidents like this only occur in movies, but it happened to her in real life.

The actress said that she left the premises peacefully without putting up a fight.

The actress stated that her landlady now sells waist trainers and she wished her all the best in her endeavors as she pointed that the sky is big enough for them.

She also mentioned that she was grateful the incident happened because her new store is way better and bigger than the former place.

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