By Marc Parc
Up-and-coming Dancehall-Reggae star, Ricardo Gayle, more popularly known as Khago, has put pen to paper on a management deal with American businessman, Corey Todd just a week after firing long-time manager, Paul "Bankey" Giscombe.
According to a source close to Todd...Khago and Todd had a closed door meeting late last week talking about the possibility of a joint venture. The meeting concluded with Khago signing a contract with Vybz Kartel's former business partner; resulting in Todd becoming the "Nah Sell Out" singjay's new manager.
Furthermore, the source explained that as terms of Khago's new deal, he will be one of the faces on Todd's new "Yaad Stout" drink that will stock local store shelves later this week; hinting that Todd believes Khago has unlimited marketing potential. Khago joins J.O.P deejay, Aidonia and self-professed "King of the Dancehall," Beenie Man as acts that have joined forces with Todd for promotional purposes; endorsing the Yaad Swag and Stout drinks respectively.
Khago will also be recording projects produced by former Portmore Empire producer, Ainsley "Notnice" Morris and said singles will soon be released. Khago recently released a pair of new singles produced by Notnice earlier this month including "Nuh Trust Fren," alongside fellow breakthrough singjay, JahVinci as well as "Trouble" on the Notnice Records/Corey Todd Records produced Takeover Riddim.
Khago fired his former manager, the aforementioned Paul "Bankey" Giscombe after alleging that he was deliberately trying to sabotage his career; turning down various show opportunities without consent and even siding with I-Octane when Khago's beef with the fellow singjay was at its peak; causing him to lose trust in Bankey.