Nigerian pop star, Banky W has revealed that Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) Music, the record label that discovered Wizkid, was dissolved in January 2017.
The singer noted that the dissolution came after nine years of “helping discover/boost the careers” of many artistes in the music business.
He said the bigger arm of the company will be focused on the business of marketing, advertising, public relations, branding, shooting of television commercials and documentaries.
Banky W revealed that DJ Xclusive, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tolu Oniru, and Adesua Etomi are the first set of clients of the innovated outfit.
According to him, “Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) was started by @captdemuren & I, way back in 2001/2002 – in my dorm room at my University in NY. The reason we used the word “Empire” was because Tunde and I were crazy enough to dream that we could build a company that would eventually become an Empire..
“one that would serve as the launching pad for not only my career goals in music, movies and other interests… but one that would also serve as a stepping stone for other talents to become more successful and achieve their goals as well. We started the record label part of it right there in my room, which we relocated to Lagos around Vals day 2008 – and we thank God for guiding and crowning our efforts thus far;
“we’ve played our little part in helping discover/boost the careers of a number of talents in the Music business (some of your favourite Artists, Producers & Engineers..) and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to live out our dreams by giving others a platform to shine as well.
“In January of 2017, after 9 years of being in the Nigerian Music Industry, we decided it was time to quietly close the Record Label Arm of our business (Part 1.. pls read next post.)”