Saeon’s Ex-Manager: “Wizkid Begged Us To Shoot ‘Boogie Down’ Video”


We thought this matter had blown over but I guess a new chapter has just been opened all over again.

You remember that this drama begun when Saeon lashed out at Wizkid for not being polite enough to help promote the song, ‘Boogie down’ across his social media accounts.

Wizkid responded by saying Saeon is not his friend and he even gave her a fair deal by featuring on her song while threatening to beat her up.

Shedding more light on what really transpired between both parties, Saeon’s former manager who was in charge of the self styled Omo Ibadan’s dealings at the time the deal transpired, Alex Adegbenro who is now resident in UK, has granted an exclusive interview to a UK based radio station.

When he spoke with ‘Chi Chi’ on air last week, Alex said:

‘I can’t really say much as well, I recently started getting calls from people too asking me what’s going on between Saeon and Wizkid, so I decided to go online to get myself informed as well, and lo and behold I found a video of Wizkid talking about Samklef and Saeon. Contrary to Wizkid’s claims, Saeon at no point made any contact with the kid, until I set up a first meet up.

Speaking further, Alex only stopped short of branding Wizkid a serial liar by saying:

‘It’s funny when he said she slept in front of his house to beg him, I feel that’s a figure of speech and I feel it’s still wrong for him to say that. She never had his contact, he also forgot that he started the same way, sleeping at OJB’s studio crying after M.I and so on. As a matter of fact, myself and his manger were the ones discussing, his manger, Godwin Tom gave us a fee, we disagreed with the fee and told him what we could afford was N1.5 million and then he came back to us and said they’ll take it.

‘Here’s what I think, Wizkid has contradicted himself already, he’s either not a thinker, or he has consumed himself with so much pride. Why would she pay you and then beg you. The irony of it all was that Saeon didn’t actually want to record with Wizkid, after paying, it took about a month to record the song because he was travelling a lot for shows.’

With Wizkid having claimed that he charges as much as N10m for a collaboration, Alex continued in the lengthy interview that Saeon would have spent the money on something else if Wizkid had not been paid at the time.

‘She wanted to use the money in putting out an EP, but when Wizkid got back, we pressed on getting the job done because he had been paid, now I’m not saying he was obligated to tweet about the song because I think that’s what started the whole thing, but coming from someone who was adamant about us shooting a music video so he could benefit from it.

‘And the one that got me was when he said he was going to beat her up. Saeon didn’t even get to meet him or talk to him until the day they recorded together in the studio. And I remember he gave us a list of producers he could work with, he said it was either, Samklef, Sarz or Maleek Berry and we picked Sarz and then when he heard the beat Sarz made, he didn’t like it, so he called Sarz and was like ‘dude, you know my new sound, why do you keep making beats like this.’ So we went back the second time and Maleek Berry just laced a beat and the song happened like a freestyle. I’m just a bit disappointed in him, I personally think the part of his statement where he said he would beat up Saeon shouldn’t be left alone. Well, if you look at it on the bright side, I think this whole thing has helped Saeon.’