Global recording company Sony Music Entertainment announced the signing of Nigerian megastar D’Banj to its RCA Africa label. The breakthrough deal also includes a multi-album, worldwide exclusive contract with emerging Nigerian singer-songwriter star, Kayswitch, and a strategic partnership with D’Banj’s Nigerian record label DB Records, who’s catalog includes artistes and producers such as J.Sol, Jay Sleek and DeeVee.
Sony Music’s RCA Records label hosts a family of global superstar artists and a catalog of music, which includes some of the most important recordings in history. The signing landmarks a historic moment, which sees Africa’s number one superstar artist, D’Banj, join Africa’s number one music and entertainment company Sony Music.
“Partnering with D’Banj is a seminal event for us at Sony Music Entertainment Africa. We’ve always admired his talent and to be able to assist with bringing D’Banj’s music to millions of fans, established and new, across the continent is an honour for us. There are still so many to whom an artist like D’Banj has so much to offer that we can see a brand new era emanating from this phase in his career. We are very excited about being a part of it,” says Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Sean Watson.
Under the deal, D’Banj will join Sony Music’s Pan African RCA label in the family of such superstar artists as Usher, Chris Brown, R Kelly, Alicia Keys, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, T-Pain and Miguel.