Ogundare floats new music company
Popular Nigerian creative director and talent manager, Wole Ogundare, has stepped out with his own music publishing and recording company dubbed, Brand New Entertainment. Wole, who is renowned for his stellar work managing mavericks like MC Galaxy, Young D, Laura Ikeji, Toby Grey, Nestreya and Ms. Bodega, has also signed his first female act, Grace Idowu, who is a gospel artiste formerly marketed under Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Africa imprint.
“There’s a lot coming out this year”, he tells Weekend Beats.
Ogundare, who won the 2021 African Entertainment Awards USA, for Best Creative of the Year, lived and schooled in Nigeria, where he honed his passion in the arts before relocating to the United States.
“My Love for video production grew as I watched MC Galaxy at his video shoots in Lagos. But this is something I have always wanted to do despite studying Mass Communication during my undergraduate days in Osun State,” he said.
Besides being a talent manager, Wole is currently in the forefront of the Nollywood market in the diaspora. In America, where he currently resides, he tag-teamed the music recording outfit, Bodega World Music, as well as the film production outfit, Siderz Entertainment LLC, to produce Violated, a short film starring Sean Seun Jimoh, Nzinga Desir and Lekan Ogunjobi. His next flick dubbed Web is set to feature the likes of Ramsey Nouah, Seun Sean Jimoh, Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Atandwa Kani.
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