brand ambassadors including MAVIN’s big boss, Don
Jazzy, his First Lady, Tiwa Savage and Omo Baba Olowo, Davido. and confirmed new ones (HERE).
Though the company declined giving any reason why some were sacked while
others were retained, new reports say their decision might have been influenced by scandals some
artistes got themselves embroiled in the past months.
For Tiwa Savage, her getting axed may not be unconnected with the
crashed marriage and infidelity involving her and ex husband, Tee Billz.
Though Tiwa eventually warmed her way into the hearts of her fans by
proving to be an angel in that union but it appears MTN didn’t find it
Davido was never looking like he would be a pricy item this year, not
after the brouhaha with his Baby mama, Sofia Momodu, and the resultant
face-off with the uncle, Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momodu. The
Dubai child trafficking allegation didn’t help matters either – At
least, MTN could have thought so too.
On Don Jazzy’s part, his spat with Olamide at the Headies might have
been bigger than we thought. Though it was a beef started by Olamide,
but Don Jazzy’s conduct after the showdown could have embarassed the
MTN’s General Manager, Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge explained
why they are keeping past winners of their Project Fame reality music TV
show, which include Inyanya, Chidinma and Praiz, saying “MTN is
particularly proud of these musicians because we not only gave them the
platform to express their talent through Project FAME, we have
consistently supported them over the years by making them our
ambassadors. We are proud to have been able to contribute to some of
Nigeria’s biggest music acts.”