Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal With Sony Music/ RCA Records Global

22

Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal With Sony Music/ RCA Records Global

It’s official now WizKid has found a new home.

As previously heard on Drake’s Hot 100-topping hit “One Dance” (which he co-wrote and co-
produced), the Afrobeats star has signed a multi-
album worldwide deal with RCA Records/Sony Music International.

“It’s hard for me to describe what I do, since I work with rhythms from Afro-Beat, reggae, hip-hop, dance hall and others,” WizKid told Billboard in a statement . ” What’s important to me is for music to be real, authentic, raw and timeless. I don’t wanna be boxed in to any one genre.”

RCA Records chairman and CEO Peter Edge added: “We are thrilled to welcome WizKid to the RCA Records family. He has become a superstar in the African music scene and will be a game-changer in bringing African music to the world. We are extremely excited to have him as a part of RCA and are eager for the journey ahead.”

Raised on the sounds of Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade, WizKid (born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun) gained popularity with the 2010 track “Holla At Your Boy” as a signee to Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment. He’s also released two albums: 2011’s Superstar and 2014’s Ayo.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome WizKid to the Sony Music family,” said Sony Music International president of Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa Adam Granite in a statement. “This is an incredibly important signing as we look to make Africa a major source of repertoire for the world. Wiz is a key ambassador for this movement and we look forward to helping him conquer the globe.”

WizKid has also already racked up a few accolades in his young career, including a BET Award for Best International Act Africa in 2012 and a British MOBO Award for Best African Act in 2011; most recently, he took home the honor of African Artist of the Year at both the 2016 African Pride Awards and the 2016 Ghana Music Awards. He’s currently readying his RCA Records debut.

Share.

About Author

22 Comments

  1. 302662 981257Hi. Thank you for creating this web site . I m working on betting online niche and have located this web site making use of search on bing . Will likely be positive to appear a lot more of your content material . Gracias , see ya. :S 830075

  2. 184539 351933It was any exhilaration discovering your website yesterday. I arrived here nowadays hunting new things. I was not necessarily frustrated. Your ideas after new approaches on this thing have been helpful plus an superb assistance to personally. We appreciate you leaving out time to write out these items and then for revealing your thoughts. 381156

  3. F*ckin’ tremendous things here. I’m very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i’m looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  4. Very good blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations? Thank you!

  5. 910710 201811Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers? Im kinda paranoid about losing everything Ive worked hard on. Any suggestions? 543770

  6. You are absolutely correct. I really enjoyed reading this and I will return for more immediately. My own internet site is dealing with kik messenger download, you could take a glance if you are still interested in this.

  7. I’m actually enjoying the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever encounter any kind of internet browser interface issues? A number of my website audience have lamented concerning my lucky patcher app download site not working properly in Explorer though looks awesome in Safari. Do you have any suggestions to aid correct this situation?

  8. Good blog! I truly love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  9. We absolutely like your blog and find a majority of your blog posts to be precisely what I am in need of. Would you offer other people to create articles for you? I wouldn’t mind creating a post on phone locator or even on a lot of the things you write about here. Great site!

  10. I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the excellent operate. I simply additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Looking for forward to studying more from you in a while!…

  11. My friends and I definitely like your blog and find almost all of the discussions to be just what I’m searching for. Would you offer people to create articles for you? I would not mind producing a post relating to mobogenie free download or possibly on many of the things you are writing about here. Awesome internet site!

  12. You’re absolutely correct. I really liked reading through this info and I will certainly get back for more as soon as possible. Our website is dealing with vshare download for ipad, you can check it out if you are still interested in this.

Leave A Reply