Two years after, Tabic Records takes stock
Two years after introducing them to the world, Tabic Records has fulfilled its promise to bring out the best from Nnamani Onyebuchi James, popularly known as Amani Boss and Adire Obotu Dickson, known by his stage name as AOD.
The two Benue State natives, who were discovered during the Otukpo Got Talent, a talent hunt competition sponsored by the former Senate President David Mark in 2017, are currently making waves in the Nigerian music industry.
Though Amani Boss came 3rd in the competition, while AOB came 5th, Pascal Atuma felt they could have been the boys with the prize. He therefore picked them up and started a journey that is now attracting global attention and gaining music producers administration and praise.
Last year, Atuma who is a Canada based Nigerian Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Director and CEO/Chairman Tabic Record Label, had introduced the two boys to the media, promising to turn their lives around and bring out the creativity in them.
“Over the last one year, we have done everything we promised to do. On October 26, 2018, we said we were going to have their singles all over the world; we have done that. We also promised to have their videos ready. As I’m talking to you, AOB has two music videos already and Amani Boss has two also. In that same last year, we said they were going back to be school. Today, Amani is in Private school, while AOB is waiting for his JAMB.
“We said we were going to have them perform with stars all over Nigeria, they have done that. They have performed in Ogun, Oyo, Kogi, Lagos State and others. And we also said that after one year, we are going to bring them so that the media can see the level of their progression; that’s why we are here,” he said at a media briefing in Lagos.
Atuma informed that the record label has been doing promotions for their music outside the country, as well as in Canada where he’s based.
“Their music is selling well in North America in particular, especially some states in the US. AOB has over 30,000 hit monthly and Amani has almost 40,000 hits regularly every month on Spotify and iTunes. We are not spending money to promote them in the US because Spotify is doing that already. It is beautiful to see these village boys from Benue, all of a sudden receiving phone calls from everywhere.”
He continued: “If we could achieve it when it was almost only my brother and I, now that we have big player like EO Holding, the sky is the limit. The boys don’t have any reason to fail; we don’t want to see them as just artistes, they are our children. So, everything I’m going to do to my children, I’m going to do to them, because the goal is not about them becoming stars and making money for us. This is a social enterprise, so, it’s not about the money like I said last year; we are going to do our very best to ensure that they achieve success.”
According to the music promoter, both artistes have become a reference points in the industry that you can pick up a young kid from anywhere and make them something.
“Everybody’s dream is valid, but you have to help people to achieve their dreams. If we can set up kids in Nigeria to start selling music internationally, Nigeria has hope.
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