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Universal Music Group signs Tekno, Mr Eazi, Vanessa Mdee, Stone Bwoy

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Leading global music recording label, Universal Music Group on Wednesday, July 18, divulged details of the lucrative deal of the newly signed four frontline Africa music stars — Tekno, Mr. Eazi (Nigeria), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) and Stone Bwoy (Ghana).

The label in a twitter message shared stated: “We’re thrilled to be growing our presence in Africa! Weclome @vanessamdee, @teknoofficial, and kiffnobeat to our global artiste family! Follow 2umgsa + @umgnigeria for more updates.”

According to official statement from UMG, the group is planning on launching a strategic division in Nigeria a reason it’s signing more Africans to the label.

The new strategic division will operate from a new office in Lagos, under the leadership of seasoned music executive, Ezegozie Eze Jr., who has been named General Manager of Universal Music Nigeria.

Eze and his team will support artistes from Nigeria, Ghana, and Gambia throughout the continent and beyond, utilizing Universal Music Group’s global networks for wider discovery, marketing, promotion and distribution.

He had previously held roles at Channel O Television, Empire Mates Entertainment and was a founder of Pan-African creative companies, Republic 54, Alore Group, and Duma Collective.

He brings vital experience in the Nigerian music market and will report to Sipho Dlamini, MD, Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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