TheNETng Exclusive: ‘We didn’t steal a dime from Baseline’ – Osagie Osarenkhoe opens up on Skales/Baseline scandal

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    Osagie Osarenkhoe.
    Osagie Osarenkhoe.

    The truth has now emerged about what transpired last week between Nigerian singer Skales and his label Baseline Records; and how the label arrested and detained the artiste and his manager Osagie Osarenkhoe for almost 36 hours.

    In statements issued to Nigerian Entertainment Today, Baseline alleges that Osagie defrauded the label, for failing to remit funds received on behalf of Skales between March and May 2016.

    MUST READ: Full text of petition written against Skales’ manager by Baseline Records

    But Osarenkhoe, in a chat with TheNETng, insists she did no wrong.

    ‘For the avoidance of all doubts, I didn’t steal from Baseline. There has never been, and will never be any basis to conclude that I have been dubious or fraudulent in my dealings with the label. What we have done is to keep our work and lives going on, following inaction from them. Everything I have done, from allowing him sign with the label to date was always in Skales’ interest at the end of the day not for my personal gains.’

    Skales.
    Skales.

    Insiders say in February of this year, following a meeting between Skales team and the Baseline team, it was established that the label confirmed the absence of relevant structures and managerial staff, causing delays and miscommunication.

    ‘The period of dormancy from the label, following the exit of former executives Howie T and Dipo Abdul, gave them cause to worry, and to decide if to continue waiting or to go on building the Skales brand’, one source told us.

    READ: What Howie T told TheNETng about Skales and his N200m record deal with Baseline

    ‘For over one year, they have been recording and releasing music, shooting videos, pushing PR and seeking engagements without any input – material or financial from Baseline or any of its reps. They were …Read More

    Source:: The NET