Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal With RCA Records/Sony Music International
It seems as if 2017 is the year for the star boy Wizkid, he’s been signing deals as if naim him papa own the music industry. What ever it is he is doing is definitely working for him. Wizkid signs Multi-Album deal with RCA Records/Sony Music International. Choi, see final big boy. It seems like his career just got started.
According to Billboard, the Afrobeats super star has signed a multi-album worldwide deal with RCA Records/Sony Music International.
“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,” WizKid told Billboard in a statement. “What’s important to me is for music to be real, authentic, raw and timeless. I don’t wanna be boxed in to any one genre.”
RCA Records chairman and CEO Peter Edge added: “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.”
WizKid born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was familiar and trained on the sounds of Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade. He became famous with the 2010 track “Holla At Your Boy” as a signee to Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment. So far, he has two albums: 2011’s Superstar and 2014’s Ayo.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome WizKid to the Sony Music family,” said Sony Music International president of Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa Adam Granite in a statement. “This is an incredibly important signing as we look to make Africa a major source of repertoire for the world. Wiz is a key ambassador for this movement and we look forward to helping him conquer the globe.”
WizKid has also received several awards; British MOBO Award for Best African Act in 2011, BET Award for Best International Act Africa in 2012 and most recently, he took home the honor of African Artist of the Year at both the 2016 African Pride Awards and the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.
He is currently working on his RCA Records debut.