Over the years, Nigeria has seen the emergence of many record labels. Some of these labels have stood the test of time while some ended tragically. One of the top record labels in the country at the moment, Davido Music Worldwide has come a long way with assisting upcoming artistes to achieve their dreams. This article is focusing on why the record label has continued to remain one of the top labels in the country/Africa.
One of the main things to consider when starting a record label is finding raw talent. Who would want to sign any artiste with no talent? It is a move that’s all shades of wrong that’s most going to end in tears. DMW has succeeded in finding amazing talents ranging from singing, rapping, songwriting, management production and so on.
So everyone is super talented yeah but how strong is the teamwork?. Most artistes in the same record label end up fighting each other because one wants to show superiority over the other. This always causes tension in the record label and such disarray is bound to result in the disbandment of the establishment.
We gotta give Big Credit to Davido and his team because they are superb when it comes to promotion. The singer acts like a fatherly figure plastering all of their release on his social media accounts for the whole world to see. He has a big platform with international audience and he uses this (social media) to promote not just himself but all the artistes under DMW.
We have had cases of clashes between artistes and labels over money issues. This case is rampant and is not new to everyone. Some record labels make their artistes sign some kind of strange deals that would later damage their image. Some even go as far as dictating for their artistes so they don’t get to have a say in anything. They are basically puppets who are simply out (there) in place to make money for the label.
A record label shouldn’t be all about making money and music, it should be like a family to its artistes. It shouldn’t be a place you want to run away from but a place you should always want to be. One thing we envy about the guys in DMW is the way they treat each other like family. Everyone gets along so well that they could easily pass off as brothers (don’t even try to think of how Peruzzi and Mayorkun vibe around the house) They have actually graduated from being colleagues to real family and this is what other record labels should emulate.
Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!
For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.
Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.
Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.
Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!
Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys
American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Nicki Minaj agrees with Joe Budden that Essense should be Grammy Song Of The Year pic.twitter.com/hvdxQlItod
— King Henry 🥷🏾🛸 (@Kinghenryyyyyy) March 9, 2022
Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.
Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.
Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”
After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.
On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.
listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr o” here or on Apple Music.: