by Muthoni Kimani
January 21, 2021
Tanzanian musician, Ali Saleh Kiba alias AliKiba, has quit Sony Music Entertainment after five years of working with them. AliKiba, who announced during an interview, also revealed he terminated his contract with Rockstar 4000 Music Entertainment.
On 20 May 2016, he signed a deal with Sony Music Africa Entertainment. He was the second African artiste to sign with the international conglomerate after Davido became the first African artiste to get signed to the label.
He narrated; “My partnership with Sony Music in addition to my already very successful partnership with my management team at ROCKSTAR4000 now completes the team and solidifies the most powerful proposition and crew to take my music to even greater heights, to new audiences and fans across borders and across the world.
I’m really excited about the future of music from the African continent as its now the time for the amazing music and sounds from Africa to take over the world, and I’m excited on where this amazing partnership will be able to take my music now to fans across the continent and across the planet.”
In 2017 he became the director of Rockstar4000. The ‘Infidèle’ hitmaker didn’t detail why he severed ties with the record labels. However, he hinted that the fallout came after a disagreement on how his music affairs were being handled. The agreements they were in were not fulfilled.
He, however, didn’t get into details about the agreements he was referring to.
The talented hitmaker concluded by saying; “To be honest, sifanyi kazi na Rockstar na Sony, nisingependa kuzungumzia sasa hivi hadi vile itakuwa official kabisa.”