Thursday 28 January 2016

Sony Music Entertainment Releases Press Statement To Confirm Deal With Davido

It is no longer news that HKN Boss Davido signed a deal with music giant Sony Music Entertainment and just to clear the mind of those still doubting the deal Sony have released an official statement about the deal with the Owo Ni Koko singer.

Davido had previously shared the news with the public with photos showing him put pen to paper on a deal last week but now Sony have released a much more detailed press statement on the nature of the deal.

Here Is The Full Press Statement:
Sony Music Entertainment have signed accomplished musician Davido to a groundbreaking global agreement. The deal was inked at the Sony Music offices in New York and will see the American-born Nigerian recording artist release his highly anticipated sophomore album later this year.

In Africa, Davido is a bonafide superstar. After relocating to Nigeria from the United States aged 19, Davido set up HKN records alongside his brother and independently released the first song he ever recorded entitled, ‘Back When’. The track was an instant success and propelled Davido to national stardom as he followed this with the release of his second single and pan-African smash hit, ‘Dami Duro’. This track became one of the biggest airplay records not just on radio in Nigeria but across the continent, catapulting him to superstar status and making him one of the most sought-after artists to collaborate with widening his huge fan base and media support.

His debut album, ‘Omo Baba Olowo was released in 2012 to critical acclaim earning him countless award nominations and accolades including two MTV Africa Music Awards and the 2014 BET Award for ‘Best African Act’. A world tour followed which saw Davido perform to sell-out venues across Africa, Paris, New York and London. Today, Davido enjoys a massive social media following with a combined number of over 6 million followers across all his platforms.

This deal represents a step forward for Sony Music Entertainment as it grows its roots in Africa. Announcing its official presence in Lagos, Nigeria verifies Sony Music Entertainment’s decision to pursue new business via the introduction of on-the-ground operating entities in an expanded number of markets in the region. The timing of the decision is based on the convergence of a number of positive indicators in Africa’s economy and positive signs in the music industry. Davido is a shining example of this”.

Sean Watson, Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment Africa also stated, “Working with incredible talent like Davido heralds a new era for Sony Music Entertainment Africa on the continent. We couldn’t be prouder of our partnership with Davido and we are extremely keen to support his vision to succeed at the highest level in our industry.”

Adam Granite, President, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa also commented saying “We are thrilled to welcome Davido into the Sony Music family. We are very much looking forward to bringing one of Africa’s biggest stars to the world. We are also excited to partner with Kamal Ajiboye, Davido’s manager as well as Efe Ogbeni, who will be executive producing the album on our behalf.”

Davido too wasn’t left out as he also had this to say “Music is the universal language that unites and betters the world. It’s always been my dream to take my music and culture to all corners of the world so I’m blessed to be partnering with Sony Music Entertainment on this next chapter. My number one aim is to make my fans and Africa proud”.


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  2. Davido is a young rising star which have done great job in their music history hope they do a lot more after contracting with the Sony entertainment.

  3. I join many live concerts of Davido with my friends and family. They really have a great vocals and have captured a big part of music industry.

  4. Davido is a brilliant which accept done abundant job in their music history achievement they do a lot albums with the Sony entertainment.

  5. Davido is a younger celebrity which have done excellent job in their songs record wish they do a lot more after acquiring with the Sony models.

  6. I join many live events of Davido. They really have a great vocals which help them to get a huge fan base.

  7. Davido is really an amazing character. These type of stars really help the newbie to thrive in the marketplace. It am also a fan of Sony models songs enjoyment.

  8. Davido take a good decision by joining with sony music entertainment because it will help them to grow more in the music industry.


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