Ogopa deejays studio is one of the most successful recording studios of the past decade. The studio signed and pioneered big names such as E – sir, K – Rupt, Nameless and many more. However, all is not well with Ogopa. They have lost their main record producer and artists are already moving to rival recording houses such as Main switch and Grandpa records.
Trouble started when their sister branch in Namibia, Ogopa butterfly, was raided months ago. Burglars are said to have got away with important documents and discs that contained new music that was yet to be released. Ogopa Butterfly was then shut down and its main operators recalled to Nairobi.
Ogopa’s long serving producer Philo formed Main Switch under Ogopa late last year. According to the Standard, Philo says Main Switch was ‘choked’ by the already established Ogopa. He thus decided to branch out on his own.
“Working Main Switch under Ogopa seemed to bring in conflicts so I thought it was time to move, after serving for five years,” he told Pulse.
Apparently, Philo did not leave Ogopa alone. Long time manager Roberta, also left the stable to join hands with Bernsoft.
Rapper Jaguar has also followed suit. Jaguar released his new song Kioo under Main Switch records. He recently cleared the air on whether or not he was signed to Ogopa.
“I have never been signed to Ogopa. I have been working with them as a freelance artiste and Philo has been doing all my songs. I am still going to be working with them. We have no differences,” Jaguar told Pulse after announcing that he had moved his new work to the Philo’s new studio.
Philo still maintains that he is still in talking terms with Ogopa. He is open to talks with Ogopa incase any other artists wants to leave after their contracts expire.
Despite all this set backs, big names such as Avril, Mustapha and Kenzo are still with Ogopa.