...Got Knocks From Tweeps (see tweets)
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.
manager 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 that she ‘misses him’.
‘‘.‘, the girl wrote as a text message and even added a prayer for the whole team. ‘
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 commented on the IG post ‘ ‘. Godwin Tom replied, ‘ ‘.
Adenuga then asked ‘‘. Godwin responded with an ‘ ‘.
Seeing the post this morning, I also commented ‘‘.
He reply to me was; ‘‘ and replied another person ‘ ‘.
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. 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, . Cheers.
- Osagie Alonge, Editor - theNET
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So let’s see who’s gonna be OK at the end of the day!