Earlier today, little known producer Melvin Alli – Owe aka Melvitto took to twitter to call out popular musicians Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Wande Coal, Tekno and Iyanya for the sad way they all treated him.
Melvitto who is part of UK based group A’won Boyz said he and his group once waited to share the stage with Wizkid for three hours, waited in a studio for Iyanya for two hours, worked with Wande Coal all night without receiving due recognition and once, instead of working with Tekno, they were turned into chauffeurs.
Read his post below:
I remember when people didn’t want to work with me cause my beats weren’t “African” enough, now everybody wanna use xylophone and marimbas in their beats.
I remember when people used to say awon boyz were serious, always have critique but never solutions then commas got on fader and everybody wanted to know how that happened.
I remember all the times we opened up for free and we ain’t even get to meet the headliner and all the times we shut the show down before they got on stage.
remember all the times people wanted to “build” something special and really only looked out for themselves.
I remember the time we opened for Wiz, they told us come to soundcheck, waited for three hours and didn’t get a chance to soundcheck.
I remember the time I went to MMG house to get a verse from Iyanya and I waited in the studio for two hours for nobody to show.
I remember the time we went to Tekno’s hotel to get a verse and we ended up carrying his luggage, dropping him off, no verse.
Shit just last week, I went to sleep finding out a beat of mine’s ended up on Mr Eazi’s album with someone else’s tag or the time when I was in the studio with Wande till 8am recording and arranging “Iskaba” and I ain’t get one “S/O to Mel”.
Or the time when the work I did lead to a deal and I wasn’t even invited to the signing. All the times we help so many people out and all the times they left us in the dust.
Notice how a’won boyz always have features but we never got featured… When you’re good enough to help people but not good enough to feature and people always ask me why I don’t act like I’m famous and that’s because for me it’s always been about the music.
Everybody wanna be famous and important so bad they forget how to be people.”
If this is truly what happened, then Wizkid, Me Eazi and other superstar musicians mentioned by Melvitto need to make amends for their actions immediately.