Nigerian Rapper and Founder of the YBNL record label, Olamide, has signed a deal with an international record label, Empire.
Registered as Empire Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc., the American distribution company was founded in 2010 by Ghazi Shami, with headquarters in San Francisco, California and offices in New York City, London, and Atlanta. While announcing the deal on Twitter, Empire wrote on their official handle: “Nigeria going global. “Excited to continue this journey with you and the YBNL family.”
Also confirming the story, Olamide tweeted: “Happy to announce that YBNL and Empire got a joint venture deal. “Myself and Fireboy with any others ready to shake the world.”
Olamide also used the medium to announce the launch of a new album. “Time to get to work and serve you guys, new Baddo album and new Fireboy album. Who’s ready?” Olamide said in a tweet.