Lagos - Sony Music Entertainment have confirmed in a press release that they have signed Nigeria’s Davido to a groundbreaking global agreement.
The deal was inked at the Sony Music offices in New York and will see the American-born Nigerian recording artist release his highly anticipated sophomore album later this year.
This deal represents a step forward for Sony Music Entertainment as it grows its roots in Africa, after signing Davido as the first African artist on its outfit.
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Sean Watson, Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment Africa stated, "Working with incredible talent like Davido heralds a new era for Sony Music Entertainment Africa on the continent. We couldn't be prouder of our partnership with Davido and we are extremely keen to support his vision to succeed at the highest level in our industry."
Adam Granite, President, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa commented. "We are thrilled to welcome Davido into the Sony Music family. We are very much looking forward to bringing one of Africa's biggest stars to the world. We are also excited to partner with Kamal Ajiboye, Davido's manager as well as Efe Ogbeni, who will be executive producing the album on our behalf."
"Music is the universal language that unites and betters the world. It's always been my dream to take my music and culture to all corners of the world so I'm blessed to be partnering with Sony Music Entertainment on this next chapter. My number one aim is to make my fans and Africa proud" Davido commented.