by Hauwa Gambo
Knighthouse Creative and singer Mo’Cheddah announced today that the artiste is no longer under the company’s management, and will no longer be recording for the company’s record label division.
The artist, who has just obtained her B.SC from the University of lagos, told journalists in Lagos she’s ‘moving on to search for other opportunities’
This break has happened for about four weeks now, as both parties have struggled to reach an agreement. It will be recalled that the label was not involved in her last graduation party.
The announcement was made today after a long-running legal settlement was finalised – made difficult by the fact that the singer and the label have worked as a close-knit family for about half a decade.
KnightHouse chief executive, Baron Rogba Arimoro, says the label is proud of what it has achieved with the act in a little over half a decade, from discovering her to nurturing her to stardom and “wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.”
When we contacted the singer for comment on the statement, she demurred. “I’m not allowed to make any comment on this,” she said. “The statement says it all really.”
When we asked how she is doing, she was calm: “I am fine. I am in a good place.” Is she saddened by this? “Naa!” she replied. “I’m happy!”
Mocheddah has in the past year won the prestigious Channel O award for most gifted female video as well as being named the MTV Brand New act in 2010.
Her debut album Franchise Celebrity, which included the hit songs ‘If You Want Me’ and ‘Ko Ma Roll’, was also released under the Knighthouse imprint.
“I’m working on new projects both for myself and with my colleagues. And I’m excited about the promises the future holds,” Mocheddah said.
Knighthouse has, meanwhile, completed work on brand new offerings from their other signed acts Phenom, WillyBang and Iye which will be released shortly.
No word yet on whether she’s moving to another label. The label retains copyright to her work produced during her time with it.