The dream of every upcoming artiste who has a plan for the music industry is to get signed to a good and proactive record label that will take his or her music career to the next level.
Music promotion needs a sensible amount of funds as radio stations, Djs and Vjs collect money to air music (payola), so there is a great need for an artist to get a record label to work with to achieve his or her music career dreams.
Here are top record labels that are currently making waves in the Nigeria music industry.
The label which started as a night club in the northern part of Nigeria in the year 1997 and later became a record label eight (2005) years after its inception as a night club.
The label chocolate city has been part of the success of some of Nigerians big names in the music industry, artists like Ice Prince, Brymo, Jesse Jags, Victoria Kimani, Mi and a bunch of others.
Recently Mi made an announcement on Instagram stating Warner music group signed a worldwide music distribution deal with the label on the 21 March 2019.
The label was founded by Steve Babaeko in the year 2008, the label is over a decade and already taking over the Nigerian music industry with the likes of Praiz, Simi, D-truce, and Dapo.
X3M music has really proved to be a name that sparks when it’s being mentioned amongst Nigerian artist and music fans.
Praiz is still keeping it real with the label with his recent song with stonebwoy titled…Hustle
The record label was founded by one of Nigerian’s best music producer Don Jazzy who also doubled up to be a songwriter and a singer.
Mavin records came to life after the collaborative label Mo hits records which were jointly owned by Don Jazzy and D Banj came to an end.
Loads of amazing talent has been dished out of from the pot of Mavin records, the artist who is currently signed to Marvin records are DNA twin, Tiwa Savage, Johnny Drill, Korede Bello, Ladipoe and the newest signed Mavin records artist Rema.
The record label DMW (Davido music worldwide) was founded by Davido in the year 2016, it’s a label known for its great musical performance, DMW is always amongst the first 3 labels that constantly produce hit songs in the Nigeria music industry every year with its artist bagging loads of awards.
The artists currently signed to DMW are Mayorkun, Dremo, Peruzzi, idowest, and Yonda.
DMWs’ artists have gained massive support and growth in the shortest time, the label has helped lots of upcoming artists to shape their musical career as it is one of the best record labels in Nigeria that gives New artist a fair chance.
The yahoo boy no laptop (YBNL) record label was founded by Olamide after he left coded tunes records, the rapper who normally flows in his Yoruba dialect built the record label which has become the hub of both old and new artists,
Mind-blowing talents like Viktoh, Lilkesh, Adekunle gold and Chinko Ekun had record deals with YBNL.
The newest artists signed to YBNL are Fireboy, Picazo Rhap, Lyta and Limerick.
Starboy records was founded by Wizkid who is one of Nigerians best afrobeat artist, the label has had record deals with well-known artist like Mr. Eazi, Maleek Berry, Efya and Lax.
These artists took a leap in their musical career from Starboy’s records, Starboy’s records newest signed artist is Terri.
Zanku record which was officially unveiled on the first of January 2019 is owned by the Nigeria Yoruba rapper Zlatan Ibile. The label (Zanku records) currently has no new artist signed to it, but zlatan who is the only artist in the label is set to sign new artist as he is currently watching out for new artist in Nigeria.