By Philips Sunday
Nigeria, (AN24) – South Africa’s telecommunication giant, MTN, on Thursday, terminated its contract with some Nigerian entertainers, including Don Jazzy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, among others.
The telecommunication company made this known to the public on Thursday through a statement by its Executive, Amina Oyagbola , where the company also released the names of its 2016/2017 celebrity ambassadors to include Praiz, Chidinma, Iyanya, Tekno, Falz, Skales and a host of others.
The statement reads: “In line with its commitment to supporting Nigerian musicians by providing alternative platforms through which they can receive lucrative value for their intellectual property, MTN has announced brand ambassadors for 2016-2017.
“Music ambassadors for 2016-2017 are: Praiz (Praise Adejo); Iyanya (Iyanya Mbuk); Chidinma(Chidinma Ekile); Falz (Folarin Falana); Tekno Miles (Augustine Kelechi) and Skales (Raoul Njeng-Njeng).
“Four other ambassadors are – Saka, (Hafiz Oyetoro); Nedu (Steve Onu); Osuofia (Nkem Owoh) and Adamu Zango.
“MTN remains proud to be associated with the growth and development of the careers of all our ambassadors, past and present,” she said.
“We specially thank all our former ambassadors for their immense contributions to building our brand and also making us the network of choice in Nigeria.
“We will definitely continue to maintain the strong and mutually beneficial relationship with them through the monetisation of their content on all our digital platforms – MTN Music+, CRBT and VAS.” The statement added.