Davido announced on social media in January 2017 that he had parted ways with his former manager, Kamal Ajiboye, aka Kamal.
Many did not expect Davido to lay off Kamal in such manner because the latter is highly respected in the entertainment industry. Kamal has made it clear he wasn’t fired via social media. He said, “Davido didn’t give me the sack via social media. He was in Gabon when he wrote ‘I am now my own manager’ on Snapchat. Funnily, I was the one who drove him to the airport. Before then, we had had conversations about moving forward and I realised that what he wanted was different from mine. I wanted something bigger for him, but he was comfortable with what he wanted to do.”
While admitting that Davido is a big client, he maintained that parting ways with him had not affected his career as an artiste’s manager.
I was prepared for it; I was the one who left voluntarily. It was something I thought about for a while. I wanted something I could control. This doesn’t mean I couldn’t control him, but Davido is a lot of pieces. When an artiste is big like he is, trust me it is not easy to control him. I didn’t lose control over him, but it got to a point where we had different goals.
“We are still cool; I see him as my friend and family. I still have a good relationship with the family members too; so there is no bad blood,” he said.
Presently managing Seyi Shay, Kamal further revealed that he didn’t fear that he would lose relevance once he stopped working with Davido.
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