Finally, D’banj has compensated P-Loops for the production of the new song ‘Emergency’.
Singer pays producer for ‘Emergency’ beat
D'banj and P-Loops have had a meeting, with the producer, receiving full compensation for the song. He has also struck a deal with D'banj to produce more songs for him.
Pulse had earlier earlier exclusively published a story of the producer not receiving compensation for his stellar work on the buzzing ‘Emergency’ single.
Olu Maintain listened to the beat, and took it to D’banj. The beat originally was for Olu Maintain, but while on the Koko Tour stop in Owerri, Imo State (which is coincidentally the home town of the producer), he played it to D’banj who loved it and voiced a new song on it.
For P-Loops that was the end of the beat until January 2016 when he heard the song like any other person. He instantly recognized his beat. No credit was given to the producer, even his vocal signature on the instrumental had been erased.
“I was in shock when I heard the next morning that the song was out. I didn’t record with D’banj, I think Olu sent the beat to him, and he recorded. There was no credit at all, no credit on the promo copy, there was no credit online, no credit whatsoever.
“I did try to talk to them, I talked to Olu Maintain in my office. My trademark was removed. The original beat had my trademark. I talked to them about it, and we were going to have a brief meeting about it, but till now, there has been no credit…It was KC Graphics, his graphic designer who gave me his contact.”
According to new information made available to Pulse, D'banj and P-Loops have had a meeting, with the producer, receiving full compensation for the song. Turns out due to the success of the beat, he has struck a deal with D'banj to produce more songs for him.
The singer also known as Banga Lee said he had never met P-Loops.
“Everywhere I go, people ask me: that song, who produced the song, I never meet the guy before, he just sent beat to me.
“In fact he sent the beat to me through Olu Maintain", he said in the video clip.
D’banj first debut the track with a praised performance at the Glo Confederation of African Football Awards 2015 on January 7, 2015. Following this he released the song online.
On February 16, he released the music video for the afrobeat influenced track. In the video, the Koko master can be seen channelling the afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti in his performance.
Watch his first meeting with P Loops in the video below:
P-Loops dropped out of University of Jos, from the department of Agriculture, and came to Lagos in 2005. He has since set up his personal production house, recording with popular names including Rayce and Olu Maintain.
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