YBNL acts,Adekunle Gold, Viktoh and Chinko Ekun are set to leave the label following the termination of each of their two-year recording and management contracts .
Meanwhile, the musicians are still looking to Olamide as regards to the certainty of their careers.
Adekunle joined YBNL as an artiste during the first ever OLIC (Olamide Live In Concert) in December 2014.
Prior to his major contract and release of his hit single ‘Sade’, the singer who designed the famous YBNL logo worked with the music label as a graphics designer.
The contracts of Viktoh and Chinko Ekun expired long time ago, but they decided to keep the update on the low as they fear it could make or mar their careers.
Chinko Ekun was no where to be found at Olamide’s concert in Lagos on Monday, where his label mates took turns on stage to thrill the crowd.
On April 26, a month after dropping his debut album (Y.A.G.I), Lil Kesh announced his departure from YBNL following the expiration of his two-year contract to promote his music label.
It only took the label a week to sign new artiste, Temmie Ovwasa. And in November, Olamide contracted fast-rising Mushin-based rapper, Davolee, who’s popular for his viral cover of ‘Panda’ by American artiste, Desiigner.
Three albums were released under YBNL Nation in 2016: Y.A.G.I by Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold’s Gold, which were released in March and July, respectively.
Label boss, Olamide also dropped his sixth studio album on Boxing Day, the same day his OLIC3 concert held at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos.
2017 will certainly be challenging for YBNL (Yahoo Boy No Laptop), which has been one of the prominent Nigerian music labels in the last two years.