Why did Bella Shmurda not feature on ‘Made In Lagos (Deluxe)’?

Shmurda has since released High Tension 2.0 on Dagbana Republik. As he revealed to Pulse Nigeria during an interview, Dagbana Republik represents him and his crew.

On August 16, 2021, Buzzupdate News revealed that Wizkid was set to release a ‘Made In Lagos (Deluxe)’ and an ‘Essence (Remix)’ featuring Justin Bieber.

At the time, a reported three artists which were set to feature on Made In Lagos Deluxe were Buju, Bella Shmurda and Justin Bieber. With Shmurda set to feature on a song.

However, as a source revealed to Buzzupdate News, Shmurda had to be taken off the album due to his ongoing legal battle with One World Global Records, on which Shmurda released High Tension EP.

On August 2, 2021, Buzzupdate News also exclusively revealed that One World had filed an Originating process, claiming ownership of the trademark to the name, ‘Bella Shmurda’ as well as the copyright in all the musical works and recordings released under or in connection with the name.

The label sought the order of court to restrain the Singer from laying claim to the name and performing the musical works released under or in connection with the name. The label also sought N200 million in damages for the Singer’s breach of the contract.

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