Nigerian musician, D’banj and his brother, K-Switch both of DB Records recently signed an exclusive Pan-African music deal with Sony Music Africa.
2012 has been a great year for the Nigerian artiste whose popular single, “Oliver Twist” shot him to international fame. The single peaked at number 2 on the UK R&B Chart and number 9 on the UK iTunes Chart. Last year, he was signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music record label.
D’banj was recently nominated in four categories at the 2012 World Music Awards.
Speaking on the recent record deal, Sony Music Entertainment’s Managing Director, Sean Watson said:“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.”
Speaking on the deal, D’banj said “Partnering with the leading music company in Africa is a natural fit for me and DB Records to ensure my music can be available to my fans across every corner of Africa and in countries where they’ve never been able to access my music in a legitimate way, instantly as its released anywhere else in the world. It’s a new era for Africa, the birthplace of music and I’m excited about this very powerful partnership with Sony Music through which we will give birth together to a new era with endless opportunities for my fans, producers, artists and the start of a new time for a revolution in music from Africa. Nothing is impossible!”
D’banj recently released his song, Top of the World. Top of the World is the first single to be released through Sony Music’s RCA Africa label.
Check it out below.