Nigerian talent manager, Toni Payne, in a latest statement has revealed a part of the Journey to fame of YBNL boss, Olamide, which many don’t know about.
Toni Payne narrated how popular comedian, Ayo Makun also known as AY Comedian refused to allow Olamide perform at his show only to come back to beg for favour after Badoo had started blowing up.
The Talent manager made this known on her Instagram stories as she went back in time to when she was managing Olamide.
Toni Payne disclosed that due to her smooth working relationship with AY she approached the comedian to allow Olamide perform at his show.
AY was said to have rejected the offer, only for him to come back a year after to beg for Olamide’s performance in his show.
See what she wrote below;
“Lol… I was speaking to a friend today and it reminded me of one story when I was managing Olamide… I stopped speaking to comedian AY cos of this incident and honestly till today, I’m glad I did cos I don’t like people with that sort of character.
So me and AY used to be cool. I’d done favors for him in the past, no big deal. When Olamide was coming up, I decided to ask cash in a favor and ask if Olamide could perform at his show even if it’s for a minute.
Omo, see ela. The man refused to give the boy a chance. It pained me ehn. I took the L and lamented for weeks. Lmao! No wahala, we sha kept it pushing. Anyways fast forward to the next year, Olamide had started doing well and guess who conveniently needed a favor, and wanted Olamide to perform? Oga comedian.
This is the same guy that turned Ola down cos he wasn’t big now looking for “friend of the house” performance. See ehn, it’s ok to turn him down, nothing is by force but don’t come back later looking for a favor from that same person you underrated. It makes you look like a user. IMO!
I told Cabasa he must pay but Cabasa, as per man of God, said to just free him and I had to respect that. Left to me, lol…I would have charged him that day and at double our rate. Glory be to God sha cos if man na God ……See ehn, no one born of man can stop anything God has planned for you.
I’m always very proud when I see Olamide thriving cos the road was fucking hard. I knew his talent couldn’t be hidden for long sha so all na time. Lemme not talk of the day one boy carried him and Gabriel Afoloyan to I think Ogun state and I showed that one that, emi Osha, on my watch, no one I’m managing is to be messed with.”