D1 On Artistes Leaving Kennis Once Famous: “It can be painful”


He was among the first few to make it real big in the business of owning a Music Record Label.

We have witnessed a l0t of artistes became stars through Kennis Music managed by Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo Adeneye but some of them have opted out of the signed agreement when they became famous.

In a recent chat with Yes International Magazine, Dayo D1 expressed his disappointment over this issue, he said: ‘Well, it can be a bit painful at times. Sometimes, it’s discouraging, I can’t lie to you. It is like watching a child you’ve raised. He goes through college, university; then gets married, somebody takes them off you. It can be saddening at times. But you have to let them go, if you love them. Most of them show appreciation. It can be annoying when they don’t appreciate and don’t remember where they were coming from. But we try to play it down. ‘But sometimes it can be a big deal. Fame and fortune are very difficult to manage. Somebody that didn’t see N20,000 yesterday starts seeing N4 million per show, he’s going to quickly forget Kenny and D-One. But we thank God we still remain relevant in what we do. And we will continue to do what we do as long as we love it.’