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Nigerian Top Music Artists Who Owns A Record Label

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The new phase of the Nigerian music firm has emerged at its best as multiple big names in the industry are considering growing a record label and it’s all a buoyancy.

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Some of the Nigerian top musicians who have earned their place at the top have also found interest in the record label business which has best thrust this article.

Just like the European music artists, some of the Nigerian music maestros have created record labels as a medium of opportunities where big upcoming stars can be gifted the opportunities to prove themselves.

In this article, we would outline top Nigerian stars who own a record label and enlighten you with a bit of knowledge behind the record labels.

If you aspire to know these stars and their record label check out below.

Don Jazzy

Mavin Records

The Nigerian music producer, audio engineer, record executive, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist who is known poorly as Michael Collins Ajereh is recognised as one of the most successful record labels Ceo in Nigeria.

After his unsuccessful take with his first-ever group record label known famously as ‘Mo hit’ he went on to establish his own record label labelled as ‘Mavin records’ where he has established multiple Nigerian music stars.

In 2012 he established Mavin records to assist prominent young Nigerians to freely express themselves and their talents via their peak. He also expressed his aim with the claim that Mavin Record will be the powerhouse of African music in the shortest time.

In his words, he said:

“I see Mavin Records being the powerhouse of Music in Africa in the shortest possible time.”

He has however established his goals and reshaped the image of Mavin Record label to an attractive one. He has so far established stars like, Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage, Koredo Bello, Dija, Crayon, Rema, Ayra Starr, Ruger, Ladipoe and Johnny Drill.

Naira Marley 

Marlians Records

The Nigerian songwriter and singer Naira Marley also is recognised as one of the Nigerian prominent artists that own a record label.

Naira Marley who is poorly known as Azeez Adeshina Fashola in no doubt has established his qualities to the most enchanting peak which has also thrust his record Label business.

In 2019, he announced the foundation of his record label named after his fan base name ‘Marlian Record label’ whose aim was to inspire and help young Nigerian prominent upcoming artist to achieve their desired peak.

Despite its new phase, Marlian Record Label has established enormous numbers of artists embossed with extraordinary musical qualities.

He has established stars like Lyta, Zinoleesky and Mo Bad who he signed recently.

Davido

DMW

The young Nigerian prominent artist who is known famously for his musical qualities and also recognised as one of the most decorated singers in Nigeria also owns a record label that has established many stars.

David Adeleke who was born on 21 November 1992 founded his record label named ‘Davido’s music world’ (DMW) just a few years he struck the limelight.

The Record label however gained attention days after he ended his record deal with HKN and signed great artists like Mayorkun, Dremo, Lya and Peruzzi.

Davido’s music worldwide has been recognised as one of the most successful record labels in Nigeria following how they establish world-class music stars.

Stars like Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Lya and Dremo has best proved the qualities in the record label.

Wizkid

Star Boy Entertainment

The Nigerian Grammy-award winning songwriter and singer, Wizkid also have established his record label to a higher peak after emerging to the top via his peak.

He founded the record label in 2012 after his contract with the EME owned by Banky W expired.

He first signed stars like LAX and Maleek Berry to the record label who boosted the image of the record label via their top-class qualities.

Star Boy Entertainment has so far established top stars like Star Boy Terri, LAX who is currently independent and Maleek Berry.

Burna Boy

Spaceship Entertainment

The Nigerian songwriter and singer, Burna Boy who rose to fame with his single ‘Like to party’ is recognised in Nigeria as one of the Nigerian top stars who owns a record label named “Spaceship Entertainment”

Popularly, The Grammy award-winning singer is not recognised as a successful record label owner following how he emerged new to the phase of labels.

However, he has signed a prominent young star who is boosting the image of the label alongside his qualities. This singer and songwriter are recognised publicly as “Buju”.

Despite striking the limelight in 2021, Buju who is known poorly as BujuToyourEars boosted the record label to a higher peak from the efforts he deployed the hit songs “Feelings” where he featured the Mavin records maestro Ladipoe and “Bling” where featured Blaqbonez. He further soared the record label hierarchy deploying great songs from his peaks like ‘outside’

Buju may have begun a new Era in Burna Boy’s record label as the African Giant look forward to signing more talent upcoming musician and offer them the opportunity to prove their qualities just like Buju have established his peak via the same opportunity.

Olamide

YBNL

Olamide Gbenga Adedeji who is popularly known by his stage name Olamide is recognised as one of the most successful record label owners in Nigeria following how he has established top stars via his peak.

The songwriter, singer and rapper who rose to fame with his debut album Rapsodi in 2011 founded his record label YBNL a few years he became independent and a professional.

In 2012 Olamide professionally declared his passion to help the young prominence Nigerian upcoming artist who are wager to express their talents and founded the record label YBNL where they can freely express their feelings via their peak.

However, in the beginning, the record label never matched his dreams and aspiration until he signed Lil Kesh, a Nigerian songwriter and singer who boosted the record label via his peak until he gained prominence and left the record label.

Olamide had no choice and signed Fireboy who deployed enough qualities via his peak and established the record label via his peak.

Fireboy DML has soared the image of the YBNL nation via how he has bagged multiple music awards via his qualities.