Reports have it that Femi Kuti, eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and an afrobeat maestro in his own right has signed a management deal with leading record label, Chocolate City.
Though unconfirmed, the multiple Grammy award nominee minutes ago announced via his Twitter account that his musical affairs in Nigeria will now be managed by Chocolate City.
As of now, all efforts to contact the Chocolate City team has proven abortive but we’ll keep you updated ASAP!
Meanwhile, Femi will be featuring alongside Sarkodie, Olamide, Darey Art Alade and Yemi Alade on female rapper, Eva Alordiah’s highly anticipated album as revealed by her in a recent interview.
Chocolate City has released an official press release confirming the signing of Femi Kuti. The multiple Grammy nominee will now be managed by the Audu Maikori led label which is home to top Nigerian rappers M.I and Ice Prince.
“We love good music here at Chocolate City and are big fans of Femi Kuti and his work- this deal marks another significant milestone in Chocolate City’s development as the leading entertainment company in and around Africa” says Chocolate City’s General Manager, Aibee Abidoye.
She went on to further state that “the Afrobeat genre has found new interpretation through Femi’s prolific body of work and we believe that through this partnership ,we will not only revive the Afrobeat genre (distinct from Afrobeats) as a movement locally but also ensure that it is well positioned internationally and hopefully we can (finally) bring home that much deserved Grammy.”
Well then…… here’s to great things!!!!