Nigerian star singer Tiwa Savage on Thursday signed a global recording deal with Universal Music Group hours after announcing her departure from Mavin Records.
Her future music will now be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Projects will be produced by Efe Ogbeni of Regime Music Societe and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna.
Excited Tiwa Savage said after signing the deal;
“My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career and I’m more ready than I have ever been.”
Adam Granite, EVP Market Development, Universal Music Group said:
“We are looking forward to partnering with Tiwa and her team to help her music reach new audiences around the world. As one of Africa’s most successful, influential and dynamic singer- songwriters, Tiwa has truly global ambitions and UMG is committed to help her in achieving them.”
Efe Ogbeni and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna of Stealth Management said:
“We’re very proud to be a part of this ground-breaking partnership between Tiwa Savage and Universal Music Group. Tiwa is undoubtedly the most hardworking and talented female artist crossing over from Africa to the rest of the world, and UMG has demonstrated its commitment to the continent by placing its formidable machinery behind her amazing career. Partnerships like these symbolise the hopes and dreams of so many talented artists back home in Africa and it is an honour to be the executive producers of her project.”
Tiwa Savage quits Mavin Records
Tiwa Savage officially quit Mavin Records after seven years. Her former record label founded by producer and singer, Don Jazzy bid her welfare after anouncing her departure.
Tiwa Savage became Mavin Records first female signee when she put pen to paper to join the star-studded label in 2012.
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