The world leader in music-based entertainment, Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed a record label deal with Ghanaian leading Afro-Dancehall artiste Livingstone Etse Satekla aka Stonebwoy, Ghanafuo.com can exclusively confirm.
The “Bawasaba” hitmaker, who is currently on “Epistles of Mama World Tour” in Europe, has already landed a major label with Universal Music Group.
His deal was announced during the launch of Universal Music Group’s new Pan-African division office in Nigeria on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
Stonebwoy, who is already signed to Zylofon Music record label, wasn’t the only Ghanaian artiste who agreed with UMG.
Ghanaian Afro-soul songstress, Cina Soul, was earlier announced as a signee with Universal Music Group.
Other artistes signed to the label include Nigerian artistes WurlD, Odunsi (the Engine), Tay Iwar, Mr. Eazi and co-signed Tekno in conjunction with Island Records UK, and co-signed Tanzanian singer and songwriter Vanessa Mdee in conjunction with AfroForce1 Records.
UMG’s new division in Lagos will support artistes from Nigeria, Ghana, and the Gambia throughout the continent and beyond, utilizing Universal Music Group’s global networks for wider discovery, marketing, promotion, and distribution.
This new strategic division will operate from a new office in Lagos, under the leadership of Nigerian music executive Ezegozie Eze Jr., who has been named General Manager of Universal Music Nigeria.