By Rashidat Akashat with agency report
Starboy Records boss, Wizkid born Ayo Ibrahim Balogun, has signed a multi-album worldwide deal with RCA Records/ Sony Music International.
The deal was finalized after much speculation from the ‘Ojuelegba’ remix hit by Drake, which gave the artiste a global sensation and earned him laudable recognition worldwide.
Wizkid Welcomed To RCA Records family
RCA Records chairman and CEO Peter Edge according to @RCARecords twitter handle, while welcoming the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner said, “We are thrilled to welcome WizKid to the RCA Records family.
“He has become a superstar in the African music scene and will be a game-changer in bringing African music to the world. We are extremely excited to have him as a part of RCA and are eager for the journey ahead.
The Starboy boss said to BillBoard, “It’s hard for me to describe what I do since I work with rhythms from Afro-Beat, reggae, hip-hop, dance hall and others,
“What’s important to me is for music to be real, authentic, raw and timeless. I don’t wanna (want to) be boxed in to any one genre.
Speaking on the deal, Sony Music International president of Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa Adam Granite said, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome WizKid to the Sony Music family.
“This is an incredibly important signing as we look to make Africa a major source of repertoire for the world. WizKid is a key ambassador for this movement and we look forward to helping him conquer the globe.”
Wizkid who is a recent Grammy nominee for his songwriting contribution on Drake’s ‘One dance’, joins Tiwa Savage, Cohbams Asuquo, Davido, Ycee, Ayo Jay in the league of Nigerian artiste signed into the RCA Records.