Lox-P, the former winner of the AYV Cypher Uncensored, Samuel Bangura, recently opened up about his departure from Kabaka Multimedia Entertainment (KME), a renowned record label. Lox-P, a popular street rapper in Sierra Leone, signed with KME in 2019 after winning the AYV Cypher Uncensored. However, his time with the label did not go as expected.
Despite the initial excitement of signing with KME, Lox-P found himself feeling lost and overlooked. Over a span of two years, he was never given the opportunity to release his own songs, EP, or music videos. Instead, he felt like nothing more than an errand boy for the label. When he voiced his concerns about this to the CEO of KME, Abu Bakarr Turay, Lox-P claimed that he was labeled a “hater.”
Lox-P explained, “Kabaka called me a hater after I voiced my concerns that it’s been over two years since I joined the label, but I’ve never been given the opportunity to get a song on my own or do a music video, but new signings like Boi and others are being promoted and getting music videos done.”
Frustration continued to mount, leading Lox-P to terminate his contract with KME in 2020. That same year, he released a freestyle titled “after cypher,” where he expressed his frustrations with KME and AYV Media. He described his relationship with the label as “cheap popularity,” noting that he was unable to afford some of his daily needs despite being signed to the label. While returning to the street was challenging, Lox-P believed that staying at KME was no different.