Toni Payne, former manager of popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide, has taken to social media to recount how comedian, AY Makun, refused to allow her principal perform at his show when the rapper was still a rising artiste.
The manager disclosed in a lengthy post on her Instagram stories that AY’s attitude towards Olamide forced her to hold a grudge against the comedian.
Payne said she had a good working relationship with the comedian and had requested he allow her artist to perform at his show, but AY declined because Olamide wasn’t famous enough.
According to her, the incident made her stop speaking to AY for a long time. Surprisingly, the comedian come back years later, begging Olamide to perform on his show when the rapper has already become one of the biggest Nigerian artists and record label executives.
“Lol… I was speaking to a friend today and it reminded me of one story when I was managing Olamide… I stopped speaking to comedian AY cos of this incident and honestly till today, I’m glad I did cos I don’t like people with that sort of character.
“So me and AY used to be cool. I’d done favors for him in the past, no big deal. When Olamide was coming up, I decided to ask cash in a favor and ask if Olamide could perform at his show even if it’s for a minute.
“Omo, see ela. The man refused to give the boy a chance. It pained me ehn. I took the L and lamented for weeks. Lmao! No wahala, we sha kept it pushing. Anyways fast forward to the next year, Olamide had started doing well and guess who conveniently needed a favor, and wanted Olamide to perform? Oga comedian.
“This is the same guy that turned Ola down cos he wasn’t big now looking for “friend of the house” performance. See ehn, it’s ok to turn him down, nothing is by force but don’t come back later looking for a favor from that same person you underrated. It makes you look like a user. IMO!
“I told Cabasa he must pay but Cabasa, as per man of God, said to just free him and I had to respect that. Left to me, lol…I would have charged him that day and at double our rate. Glory be to God sha cos if man na God ……See ehn, no one born of man can stop anything God has planned for you.
“I’m always very proud when I see Olamide thriving cos the road was fucking hard. I knew his talent couldn’t be hidden for long sha so all na time. Lemme not talk of the day one boy carried him and Gabriel Afoloyan to I think Ogun state and I showed that one that, emi Osha, on my watch, no one I’m managing is to be messed with.”