Since the surprising performance between the Koko master Dbanj and Ikechukwu Onunaku at the Sprite triple jam held in August this year;
which saw both artistes dolling out lyrics from Ikechukwu’s hit tracks Critical and Wine am well, entertainment journalists had concluded that whatever had made the Now is the time crooner walk out of the Mo’Hits family in 2010 may have been finally forgiven and forgotten.
There had been speculations from fans and critics alike that their once robust business and personal relationship will speedily be rekindled.
But then, things may just not be the way they appear.
Recently, this reporter ran into the rap artiste aboard a cruise boat in the Lekki peninsula in Lagos where he confirmed that his relationship with the Mo’Hits family was fine and without hassles.
He said “Me and Mo’Hit’s, we are cool and I want to use your medium to send a strong shout out to them. We are tight together.”
He got really chatty and disclosed that he had a new single already recorded and which should hit the airwaves in a matter of weeks. That’s not all. He also said “I’m already working on my new album and it’s got a lot of great stuffs for my fans”
Then the questions came and the once chatty interview turned completely around. This reporter asked if the Mo’Hits crew will be having any spot in this new album of his. Will there be collaborations? And if Don Jazzy will be producing any or all of his beats just like things had been in the past between him and the crew?
Ikechukwu said “Stop asking me questions that I’ve already answered about the Mo’Hits please. I said we are cool together. Excuse me; I need to change out of my suit”
He would answer no more questions.
Maybe it’s because of his strong training in shotokan karate, aikido, taekwondo and even tai chi but then, this reporter had not pursued the matter any further.
Ikechukwu had hit fame land with his debut single My name is before going on to rock parties with Wine am well; a track that had strong collaborations with Dbanj and the beat master himself Michael Collins Ajereh aka Don Jazzy.
In November last year, Ikechukwu had come out public to debunk claims that he beat up the Fall in love crooner and award winning entertainer. He had tweeted “Okay all you rumour mongers, false prophets and bearers of fake gist, I’m gonna say this once, I didnt beat up D’banj. Oya dead it!”
According to tale bearers, the rumoured fight had been the reason for his exit from the Mo’Hits family. It is also one rumour that many now know was a figment of someone’s imagination. But then, what really made Ikechukwu walk out in the first place? And with this temper… has he truly, truly reconciled with the Mo’Hits?