Music Business;Femi Kuti joins Chocolate City




AFRO BEAT king, Femi Kuti has signed a management deal with young label owners, Audo Maikori and Jude Abaga (MI) of Chocolate City.
The multiple Grammy-nominee, who announced the deal on Tuesday, via his Twitter page, said the young entrepreneurs will handle his affairs in Nigeria.
He said: “Signed a management deal with chocolate city to manage me in Nigeria. Hopeful to do great things together in Nigeria with CC.”




Although a trending music label, with acts such as MI, Ice Prince, Pryse, Nosa, disc jockey DJ Caise, Canada-based act Dice Ailes and Kenyan artiste Victoria Kimani, Chocolate City has been in the news recently with the controversial ‘resignation’ of some of its artistes, including vocalist Brymo and rapper Jesse Jagz.




No doubt, the deal with Kuti is a big one for the profile of the music label. The Afrobeat sensation said although he had been in business for long, and with a lot of international experience, what he loves most about Chocolate City is that they are young and have great ideas.



On whether he does not consider himself bigger that Chocolate City, Kuti said: “…even if that were the case, then its good I help my country grow bigger too.”
In recent times, Kuti has done a lot of shows with younger artiste; apart from a duet with Wizkid on the latter’s Jaiye Jaiye single, Kuti is also into collaboration with D’banj, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Buffalo Soulja, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Fally Ipupa and several other young African artistes for One/DO Agric Project, in support of the slogan of African Union for 2014 which has been declared as year of Agriculture and food security.




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