These are music companies who regularly reshuffling their ever dynamic roster with upcoming musicians, to meet new demands.
The search for a record contract can be a very frustrating one for upcoming artistes in Nigeria. But it could also be easy and stress free if you know where to look.
They do not put out vacancy adverts but rather rely on independent/affiliated managers and representatives to submit new artistes to them for consideration. The reason why you don’t not hear about any opening is because you do not belong to any group within the music industry inner circle.
But you can bypass that clique and send your music yourself, There is no rule against that. You don’t have an agent, manager or promoter so you have to do it well by yourself.
Put your best songs, photos and videos on a good CD because no executive has time to download your song. Below are a list of record labels in Nigeria that can sign you if they like what you have to offer;
1. Made Men Music (Triple M) group
MMM Group is a record label owned by Ubi franklin, a young business man and philanthropist. They boast of artistes like Emma Nyra, Iyanya, Tekno, Selebobo, back, DJ Cublon and newest 2017 signee, Chibbz.
They specialize in dance themed afro pop kind of artistes and also have an experienced management personnel. If you think you’re up to the task,
Send your CD in a mail to: email@example.com
2. Hyperteck Digital records
This record label boasts of artistes like Rocksteady and Tu Face himself. They are more of a digital distribution outfit than a record label.
Under them your music can be very well distributed because of their good relationship with Alaba marketers. Do not expect to start buying houses and jets immediately, they are distributors.
Text your sing link to: 08133115108 (no calls)
3. DB Records
Dbanj started this record label as a way of solidifying his musical legacy. Since 2015 he has signed 2kriss, Kayswitch. The label is always looking for new and amazing talent so send your material to them via:
We cannot access their phone numbers at this time but we are working on that.
Send your CD in a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. HKN Music
The label is run by the Adeleke millionaire brothers. Davido is their front runner and they also have contracts with artistes like B Red, Shina Rambo, Orezi and Mayourkun.
Although they rely on referral and handpicked candidates, you can give them a shot if you want to have a taste of that big money contract that will take you all around the world.
Send your CD in a mail to: 6A Wole Ariyo Street, Lekki phase 1, Lagos.
5. Trybe records
This is one of the most respected record labels in Nigeria. Trybe is not just respected for their professionalism but also for the history they’ve had in the industry.
They have been around since the early 2000’s and are led by Mr. Lanre Dabiri aka eLDee the don. They have had contracts with artistes like Freestyle, Sasha p, kemistry, Kaboom, Sarz and Eva Alordia in the past.
They are a versatile recording label for all kinds of artistes although their terms may not be very flexible.
Send your CD in a mail to: Plot 17b Adesola Akinnifesi Street, Lekki, Lagos.
6. Chocolate City Records
M.I Abaga acts as the President of this subsidiary label which is under the mother body chocolate City Group, which is run by Entertainment lawyer Audu Maikori.
They have Ice prince, Nosa, Victoria Kimani, Jesse Jagz and many other artistes. They are specialists at promoting and selling hip hop oriented artistes.
Send your CD in a mail to: Plot 102, Johnson Omorire Street, lekki Phase1, Lagos.
7. Aquila Records
Shina Peller is the Chief Executive Officer of this modest label. He is a seasoned music industry professional that can push your music career relentlessly provided you can keep your end of the bargain stated in the contract.
They are very good at lobbying shows and appearances for unknown artistes who are still in their developmental stages.
Send your CD in a mail to: 873, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
8. 5 Star Music Group
Five Star Music is owned by Emeka Okonkwo (E-Money) who is also the younger brother of Kcee. This label has been one of the most successful in Africa in the last two years.
They have Harry song, Skibii and Kcee on their roster. They are specialists in contemporary high life music.
Send your CD in a mail to: 619 Mobolaji Giwa Crescent, Omole Phase 2, Lagos.
9. Mavin Records
Its Don Jazzy again! Mavin records needs no introduction. They have undoubtedly been the most successful record label in Nigerian in the last decade.
After their metamorphosis from Mo hits, they have signed about 6 artistes who are all doing well. They have Dija, Korode Bello, Reekado Banks, DNA, Dr Sid, D Prince and their latest addition is a rapper, Poe.
No one saw that coming.This means Don Jazzy is diversifying from his predominantly afro-party-pop signature into other genres.
Send your CD in a mail to: 27a, Akwuzu Street, Off Providence Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
10. X3m Music
Steve Babaeko is the chief executive officer of X3m and they have contracts with very talented artistes like Boogey, Similar and Praiz. Given their track record I’ll say they love to work with conscious and soulful artistes.
Send your CD in a mail to: 6a Folusho Alade street, Off Omodara Awuse street, Opebi, Lagos
11. Starboy Music
Wizkid acts as the CEO of starboy records, he started it when he broke off from EME 3 years ago. The record label has contracts with Maleek berry and LAX.
The management of starboy is always on the lookout for new marketable talent so why not try them out.
Send your CD in a mail to: 9C Ayinde Akinwande Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
12. Now Muzik
This label run by Efe Omorogbe is more of a promotional/management outfit set up to kick start your career with all necessary tools at their disposal. They have worked with artists like Olamide, Reminisce, Burna Boy and a lot others.
Send your CD in a mail to: Plot 26 Beckley Estate, Abule Egba, Lagos.
13. 1960 Music Group
Mark Redguard is the CEO of this recording subsidiary. They will accept new demos and promotional materials from unsigned artistes looking for record labels.
They can represent you while ensuring you get signed unto bigger labels provided you give them a cut from your earnings as stipulated by the contract they offer you.
Send your CD in a mail to: Rio Plaza, Muri Okinola, Victoria Island, Lagos.
12. Storm 360 Records
Obi Asika is the CEO of this very respected record label. He Is the elder brother of Davido’s manager, Asa Asika.
They have had contracts with Artistes like Naeto C, Sasha P, Overdose, Elajoe, Illbliss and Ikechukwu in the past. They have very friendly atmosphere for rap artistes currently.
Send your CD in a mail to: Plot 77, 22b Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
13. E.M.E Records
Banky W (Bankole wellington) is the CEO of empire mates entertainment. This label groomed and created Wizkid. They have an extensive knowledge of artiste management and branding.
Artistes like Niyola, DJ Xclusive and Shaydee are currently on their roster. They are a versatile record label with a group of music professionals. I believe they sign all kinds of artistes, with the option of developing you commercially.
Send your CD in a mail to: 106, Rasheed Baruwa Street, Omole Estate, Ojodu, Lagos.
14. 5IVE Music Label
Paul Okeugo is the CEO of 5ive music and they are currently signing pop and rap artistes on mini recording deals.
Send your CD in a mail to: 10B Bosun Adekoya Street, Off New Market Road, Oniru.
15. Capital Hills Records
Run by veteran video director Clarence Peters and have worked with the likes of Tesh Carter, Chidinma Ekile. Illbliss is also a top executive in this label.
Send your CD in a mail to: 12b Ladega Str, Omole Phase 1, Ojodu, Lagos.
16. Camp Music
Camp music is a brainchild of Cobhams Asuquo; the veteran music producer and instrumentalist is more attracted to soul and RnB artistes.
Send your CD in a mail to: 26 Salauden Akano Street, Ogudu G.R.A, Ojota, Lagos.
17. Livespot Studios
Mrs Deola Art Alade is the CEO of this label and is directly responsible for signing new artistes. They can be the link you need to go further into the industry so do not expect to drive a lamborghini the next day after getting a call from them.
Send your CD in a mail to: 17B Fatai Arobieke Street, Lekki, Lagos.
18. Tinny Entertainment
Tinny is Home to Bella, DaboTurner and Ycee Jagaban himself. Its a very good environment for young upcoming artistes to develop because they support newcomers from the start.
Mail them at: email@example.com
Send your CD to them: 9 Kunsela Str, Ikate Elegushi, Lagos, Nigeria or call (+234) 800 559 6580
We wish you all the best in your endeavors, the list will be updated monthly once more opportunities are found. So check back here once in a while.