One of Nigeria's foremost rappers Olanrewaju
Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector Tha Viper
is currently at war with his label, YSG Ent -
recently discovered to be a division Young Shall
Grow Motors company, led by Obiora Obianodo,
the first son of Chief Vincent
Obianodo, the MD of Young Shall Grow Motors
The disagreement between Vector and his label
started a few months back after the rapper
complained about his progress-rate and the label's
nonchalant attitude towards his career and simply
suggested more professional hands be employed to
help his career, which the label took as a threat,
and when they refused to heed to his suggestions,
Vector hired hands he was paying personally.
He has been with the label for over four years and
never asked to leave, all he asked for according to
his camp was more work and results. Things
actually got worse after Vector took a self-sponsored
vacation to the US and returned to his record
boss' anger, claiming he went to the States to sign
a record deal. Continue...
Weeks after, Vector received and invitation letter
from the Commissioner of Police of Lagos state and
was summoned to the Area-E command (Festac).
On getting there, he was presented with a "breach
of contract" petition, claiming that he has engaged
external hands to work for him. His parents got
involved (as his dad is a retired police officer), and
it was settled amicably.
Feeling unsafe and threatened, Vector surrendered
the car and apartment provided for him by the label
and acquired a replacement for himself. Thinking
this was over, Vector went about his daily life (as
lawyers were already handling the case) till the
10th of June. He was to be shooting his scene of the
Ghetto RMX video by Shank, at his childhood
neighbourhood (Mcarthy Barracks, Obalende,
Lagos), when men of the police force came to seize
him and his personal manager (Michael Umoru)
and took them all the way back to Festac, this time
it was a proper arrest and they were detained from
3pm till 10pm when his lawyers came through.
According to sources close to Vector, he has been
receiving series of personal threats from the label,
and he hasn't felt so safe and really did not want to
talk to the press about it.
Just yesterday, his twitter account(@vectorYSG)
with over 100,000 followers suddenly disappeared,
and has been confirmed to be deactivated by his
Vectors manager says a new twitter handle
@VECTORTHAVIPER has been activated and is
now his artistes official handle, alongside the launch
of his official Website www.vectorthaviper.com. As at
the time of compiling this report, efforts to reach
his record label has been abortive.