As part of Sony Music Entertainment’s expansion across Africa, the entertainment giant label has just announced an exclusive deal with Ycee of Tinny Entertainment, today in South Africa. The unprecedented distribution deal will see the rapper’s first E.P, ‘The First Wave’ released under the Sony umbrella. With this move, Ycee joins the likes of Nigerian superstar Davido, as well a few other acts as part of the signees to Sony Music family.
Michael Ugwu, General Manager, Sony Music West Africa stated
I’m extremely proud to welcome Tinny Entertainment and the amazing talent that is Ycee to the Sony Music Entertainment West Africa family. I’ve watched this team grow over the past few years and I am amazed at how they have navigated the industry to reach this stage. Ycee is the future of Hip Hop in Africa and will be front and centre of SME West Africa’s strategy as we take Africa to the World.
According to Arokodare ‘Tinny’ Timilehin, CEO Tinny Entertainment
We are very excited about the future for both Ycee and Tinny Entertainment. This is a stamp of approval on all the hardwork we have put in through the years and an indication of even greater things to come’ he added.
Expressing his excitement at the deal, Ycee posted on Instagram
Great things happening, alongside Tinny Entertainment, I’m so proud to become part of the Sony Music family!!
This weekend, Ycee who has been nominated in two categories; ‘Best Hip-hop’ and ‘Breakthrough Act’ will be performing at the MTV Africa Music Awards the MAMAs
- DJ Baddo – All Of Me Remix ft John Legend [AuDio]
- Mani LaPussh – xClusive
- Naira Marley – Koleyewon
- Wizkid – Wizzy Baby [AuDio]
- Fireboy DML – Vibration [AuDio]
- Rema – Woman [AuDio]
- Basketmouth – Pepper Soup ft Duncan Mighty & Ice Prince
- Deejay J Masta – Boogie Down Mixtape
- Ice Prince – Kolo ft Oxlade [AuDio]
- Kizz Daniel – Madu [AuDio]
- Davido – Risky ft Popcaan [AuDio]
- Ginger Breadman – School Of The Hard Knock [AuDio]