A record label or record company is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; conducts talent scouting and development of new artists (“artists and repertoire” or “A&R”); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers.
Nollywood actors who are known for their diversity have gone on to own their own record labels.
Stargist.com presents you with 6 Nollywood actors who own record label companies.
1. Osita Iheme
Osita Iheme floated his own record label, ‘Young Boss Records’ in January 2017 and so far, he has signed two artistes – Barrister Max and Charisma.
2. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele and husband launched their own record label in April 2017. ‘SOP Records’ already has 5 new artistes signed on.
3. Mbong Amata
Nollywood actress, Mbong Amata launched her very own record label called Bong House Media in 2015 and she has two artists on it – Splash and Cole.
4. Halima Abubakar
In 2014, Halima Abubakar floated a new record label under her Modehouse Entertainment outfit. Her first artiste identified was Yung Issy.
5. Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke owns ‘Untamed Records’ and he signed an upcoming group, ‘Gransonz’ in 2013.
6. Laide Bakare
In 2012, Laide Bakare floated her own record label, ‘Similine Records’