Some massive revolution have taken place in the Nigeria music industry in the last couple of years, some well known artistes signed to several labels have moved ahead to open their own labels with the motive of making money and promoting raw talents, giving them the opportunity to showcase their music talent at higher level.
Below is a list of top Nigeria music artistes who have launched their own record label:
1. Wizkid – Starboy Entertainment
Vanguard’s Charles Mgbolur reported on 5th of May 2013 that Wizkid has established his label imprint Starboy Entertainment. According to Wizkid during an interview with Silverbird Television, he told Yvonne Vixen Ekwere that he planned on signing new acts to the label. Wizkid told Showtime Celebrity that he established his own record label to give up-and-coming artists a platform to showcase their talent. On 17 April 2013, he signed Maleek Berry to Starboy Entertainment.
Starboy is the home for L.A.X, Legendury Beatz, Ceeza Milli, Spotless, Terri Ryn
2. Davido – DMW
n 2016, Davido created a new imprint, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) to cater for his personal business away from HKN Music.
Mayorkun, Peruzzi and Dremo are currently signed to the label
3. Wande Coal – Black Diamond
In 2013, award winning singer, Wande Coal, launched his much talked about Black diamond Entertainment with a video for his monster single, The Kick, after several denials about his plan to float his own entertainment outfit.
4. Olamide – YBNL
Olamide Adedeji is the CEO of YBNL records, which has been ranked as one of the biggest and most talked labels in Nigeria right now.
YBNL houses acts such as Davolee, Lyta, Temmie Ovwasa, Limerick.
5. 2baba– Hypertek Digital
Hypertek Digital is a Nigerian based record label founded by recording artist 2face Idibia. It was established following Idibia’s departure from Kennis Music, a record label owned by Kehinde “Kenny” Ogungbe and Dayo Adeneye.