Earlier today, a P-Square fan tweeted at Peter Okoye asking why the duo’s music videos were not being aired on Soundcity TV, in response to the question, Peter tweeted back telling the fan, “Don’t waste your time; they will not play our songs.He tweeted another saying, “Ignore that channel please and keep watching us on great reliable channels and other terrestrial channels like Trace TV, Mtvbase, Hip TV and Afropop.“Thanks for the love,” Peter added.
See his tweets below:
In response to Peter’s tweets the TV station has released a statement saying that despite its support for the duo, they turned down their invitation for a concert, the reason Soundcity has resolved to suspend playing their videos, saying their partnership with the duo was not mutual, but one-sided.
Here’s the statement below:
“Dear fans, we see your complaints about the absence of our videos on @SOUNDCITYtv, just to clear the air, they refused to play us.
While we understand that this is business, there is also room for special consideration. Saying our TV brand has never done anything for P-Square was quite damning. Clearly, there was no need to argue with their decision and reasoning. We assumed our relationship was a mutually beneficial one, but clearly one-sided.
We have assisted the P-Square brand, toured with them over Africa at our expense, gave them ad-spots for their events/ projects, gave them prime time slots for their videos and included them in our array of Programmes /Programming.
For 10 Years, Soundcitytv has been a huge supporter of P-Square and the P-Square brand, right from their 1st music video to the last video released in 2014. Most of their videos got massive airplay on Soundcitytv than any other music channel.
We decided to stop ‘doing anything’ with/for P-Square, since our 10 years of supporting the group meant nothing to them.
Viewers sometimes complain about the dominance of P-Square videos on the channel & charts. We were a huge supporter and gave everything to their works.
SoundcityTV will keep airing works of the best and upcoming Nigerian artistes, and also, the best #African artistes to the world, especially nurturing their talents from inception till they become huge megastars and international superstars.
Soundcitytv reserves the right to air which ever music videos we please on our cable/satellite or terrestrial platforms.”
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