On October 7, the Ok-pop company knowledgeable followers of the idol’s departure after 14 years of partnership following the expiration of his contract. Nam had been the final member of INFINITE remaining in Woollim Leisure after his bandmates left the company between 2019 to early 2022.
“As of at this time (October 7), our administration contract with INFINITE member Nam Woo-hyun, whom we’ve been with for the previous 14 years, has ended,” stated Woollim, per Soompi. “We sincerely specific our gratitude to Nam Woo-hyun, who has been with us for a very long time, and we additionally thank followers, who’ve all the time despatched unchanging love.”
Shortly after the information broke, Nam took to Instagram to share a handwritten letter thanking his former company for its years of help. “Now that I’m transferring to a brand new nest from the house that was like my second residence, that all the time embraced me and gave me braveness, and walked with me whereas holding my hand, my emotions are a bit difficult,” he stated.
“I need to say thanks and that you just’ve labored laborious to all of my Woollim household, who has been with me for the final 14 years, from my very first step,” wrote Nam. Learn his full assertion under.
Nam first debuted as a member of INFINITE in 2010. The boyband’s unique contracts first expired in 2017, which noticed the departure of member Hoya from each Woollim and the act, whereas the remainder of the group selected to stay with the company.
The remaining members departed Woollim Leisure between 2019 to 2022, the latest being Sung-jong in January 2022, although all of them said that they’d proceed to be part of INFINITE.
Woollim Leisure is now residence to group acts like Golden Youngster, DRIPPIN and Rocket Punch, in addition to soloists Lee Su-jeong (previously Child Soul of Lovelyz) and Kwon Eun-bi. Kwon is ready to launch her third mini-album ‘Lethality’ on October 12.