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Friday, 17 January 2014

SHAME! Wizkid’s Manager Disgraces Wizkid’s Fan On Instagram For Sayin “I Miss Wizkid”


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It’s quite unfortunate the way some of the so called Nigerian artiste managers handle their wards PR and jobs. I believe many of them are just opportunist and didn’t even know anything about this job or what it entails. Many don’t even know the job of a manager from a PA which most of them belongs to. They are better off as just booking managers!

I’ve experienced it myself countless times when you request to have an interview with their acts and they keep ‘forming’ busy and ‘posting’ you till you get frustrated.

PA or Manager’s job is quite tasking but one needs to be very diplomatic to handle issues and more especially fans. And this is why you must go to school to learn the rudiments. Yes, I mean it, go to school or take time out to learn online if you can’t afford schools abroad that offer courses in artiste management.

Godwin Tom, Wizkid manager bite more than he can chew few hours ago when he posted a harmless request of one of Wizkid fan’s on Instagram, where the young lady asked him to tell Wizzy she missed him. The lady even ended her request with a prayer for Wizzy and the crew. 
Pop star Wizkid and manager Godwin Tom in Abuja November 2013

The screenshot attracted responses from critics and fans as well. Many of them including, Annie Idibia’s manager, Naomi Adenuga, rebuked him for his “childish action’ but he wasn’t sober.
He ‘dissed’ them all in a new response. And this made one of his critics, Osagie Alonge, an editor with Nigeria’s foremost Entertainment paper, theNET to berate him of his childish act in the article below:

View snapshots, Osagie article and responses below:

It’s a lot of work managing one of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports but even at that, there are some lines you shouldn’t cross. One of those lines is acting rudely to a fan of a talent you manage.
Wizkid’s manager Godwin Tom some hours ago posted the screenshot above on his Instagram – it was a text message from a young female fan who wanted him to tell Wizkid that she ‘misses him’.
Hey Godwin hope u good ey. Can you please tell Ayo that I miss him, please do that one thing for me ey‘, the girl wrote as a text message and even added a prayer for the whole team. ‘Tell him that I wish God bless him and all u guys :) ‘.
As the screenshot shows, Godwin Tom rudely responded ‘Tell him yourself. Cheers‘. He then went on to defend his totally crude response to the Wizkid fan on IG. ‘My new job is to deliver these kinds of messages… At events I’m the photographer… Ain’t nobody gat time for that!!!!’.
Now there are a couple of things Mr Tom got wrong with that IG post- from exposing the young girl’s photo on social media without her consent (shredding her of her privacy) to acting like a descendant of Adolf Hitler with that livid reply. But what baffles me the most is his vehement defense as people tried to explain to him that what he did was wrong.
Annie Idibia’s manager Naomi Adenuga commented on the IG post ‘U really couldn’t zoom In n protect her identity?‘. Godwin Tom  replied, ‘unfortunately couldn’t give enough of a damn to think about that… Obviously‘.
Adenuga then asked ‘Hmmm! U should be used to this by now. How many of this r u gon put up? It won’t stop as long as ur artist is growing, getting bigger n better*‘. Godwin responded with an ‘OK‘.
Seeing the post this morning, I also commented ‘I understand you’re stressed with all the fan messages but I feel this is wrong. I can’t blame a fan who wants to tell her fav Pop act that she misses him. Your response and this IG post (which doesn’t protect her identity is wrong). In my opinion‘.
He reply to me was; ‘to each his own‘ and replied another person ‘at the end of the day, everyone will be ok! Cheers‘.
Well Mr Tom, not only was your comment rude and disrespectful, it was also very unprofessional. And the mere fact that you can’t realize you’r wrong, and offer an apology shows the kind of management Wizkid is getting from you.
Let me now ask: Does this artiste you manage (Wizkid) have a website? NO. Or a ‘Fan Mail’ page that young fans can send in their messages? NO. MOBO Award, BET Award winning Wizkid does NOT have a simple website. Shame.
How then do you want them to feel connected to their ‘number 1 artiste? Did I hear you say through Twitter?
I guess at the end of it all, everyone will be ok. Cheers.

-          Osagie Alonge, Editor - theNET

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So let’s see who’s gonna be OK at the end of the day!


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