Mwalimu Rachael Explains Why She's Demanding 1.5 Million Shillings from Sailors’ New Management
22 October 2020
[Photo Credit:Kenyan Digest]
By Lydia M Joshua
Media personality and former Sailors manager Mwalimu Rachael has opened up on the reasons why she is demanding a hefty sum of money from the new management of her former clients, before releasing passwords to their social media accounts and their YouTube channel.
In a statement on her website, Mwalimu Rachael narrated her journey with Sailors noting that everything was working well until a certain company approached her team, with the prospect of signing Sailors.
According to Mwalimu Rachael, the contract issued by the said company had unfavorable clauses for the “Pekejeng” hit makers. Her company requested for the clauses to be reviewed, only for Sailors to allegedly go behind her back and sign a deal with the company.
Sailors and their new management proceeded to produce a song which she uploaded on their channel. The new company requested for Sailors’ social media accounts including YouTube, to which Mwalimu Rachel denied as she was under no contractual agreement with them.
She says she quoted the 1.5million shillings for the login details to get them off her back.
“As a business, that has no binding contract or agreement with a third party, would it really make sense to just hand over log in’s? The simple answer is, no. This record label saw it fit to ask me to sell them the YouTube channel for 100K. As a way of getting them off my back I said the estimated value of that channel and the work my team and I put in it, is 1.5 Million (I’m starting to think I underquoted lol) I was charging the record label that wanted to take ownership of this channel, NOT Sailors. Let’s be clear on this part.
“I am very ready to cut cords with Sailors, after all it’s just business, nothing personal, but I know theres a proper way to do it. I’m not trying to “hold on” as many would argue. I am simply doing what’s best for my company and the investment we put into them. You don’t simply hand over log in’s and other sensitive material simply because your artist has “moved on”. Equity, Ownership and Return On investment. Read up on that. Hiyo ndio homework kwa sasa,” her statement read in part..