Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, real name Ayo Balogun, has signed a multi-album worldwide deal with RCA Records/Sony Music International.
The deal which was sealed after much speculation came after American rap artists Drake and Skepta released a remix of WizKid’s 2015 hit ‘Ojuelegba’ which was a global sensation and gave the singer worldwide recognition.
According to tweeter handle @billboardhiphop , RCA Records chairman and CEO Peter Edge while welcoming the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner said, “We are thrilled to welcome WizKid to the RCA Records family.
Wizkid, also Head of Starboy Records to BillBoard, said, “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.”
“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.”
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.