Indy Label, X3M Music and Etcetera announced on Monday, 21 February, that they would no longer be working together.
The Lagos-based label, founded by Steve Babaeko, has pushed Etcetera for over three years, kicking against all odds to establish the singer-musician as a talent to court, in an environment where rock is so not fashionable.
Several chart-topping hits, two albums and multiple awards later, a spokesperson for the label says the point has been made and it is time to move on.
According to him, â€œthere are no issues here, as many would want to think. Weâ€™re a small, close-knit family and weâ€™ve put all we have into establishing whatever brands weâ€™ve built today. Weâ€™re happy with what, together with our friends in the media and those in corporate Nigeria, weâ€™ve been able to achieve with Etcetera, a genuinelyÂ talented musician that deserves far more than any celebration and decoration heâ€™ll ever receive.
â€œBut having both seen our contract, a three-year, two-album deal through and having looked at the relationship seriously, we have both agreed not to renew.
â€œItâ€™s a tough decision to make, but itâ€™s the best at this time and we plead with our friends and fans to understand and continue to support X3M and Etcetera.â€