Superstar American-Senegalese music executive and entrepreneur Akon don signed reasonable number of Nigerian artists to him label.
The ‘Trouble’ singer start label of him own – Konvict Muzik after the release of him highly successful debut album “Akon” for 2004.
The singer develop interest for Naija music scene and him go on to sign some talented acts to support the music industry creative talent out of Africa. These Naija artists na representatives of him label for Africa.
These na the Naija artists wey him sign;
Wizkid – For 2011, we hear reports say Akon don sign Wizkid to Konvict Muzik and good enough to prove say e fit be true, that na the year him release him debut album “Superstar” wey make wave that year and na the same album announce am to Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world. On Wizkid signing matter, Akon say “The whole concept na to use Wizkid to help build new generation of music.”
However, Wizkid management deny say him dey officially signed to Akon Konvict Muzik Africa, say na only Banky W Empire Mates Entertainment him dey signed to as at that time.
2face Idibia – For the same 2011, we hear say 2face too don join Akon Konvict Muzik Africa, but the management of the ‘African queen’ crooner deny am, only be say them accept am say working relationship dey between Akon Konvict/KonLive Records and 2face.
Psquare – Africa finest group Psquare don also get connection with Konvict Muzik Africa The brothers been work with Akon for the remix of their hit song ‘Chop my money’ for 2012. ‘Bedroom’ na another collabo.
Faze – Ex-Plantashun boiz singer and songwriter Faze also dey linked to Akon Konvict Muzik Africa but nothing don come out to take back up this claim since then.
Patrick Elis – For this 2017 popular Nigerian music video director and cinematographer Patrick Elis sign contract with Akon Konvict Africa and Akon himself share one video for social media toprove this and Patrick also dey for the clip.
Samklef – Most recently, Samklef sign him own deal with Akon’s Kon Live label. The producer artist get endorsement and praise from Akon wey refer to Klef as “the best all-around entertainer from Nigeria.”
Samklef dey signed to Akon KonLive Distribution and KES Entertainment Record Label, and na joint venture partnership with KonLive, En-Treeg and Simcol Entertainment. Simon Guobadia na the chairman/CEO of Simcol Entertainment. The purpose of the partnership na to advance the careers of African and Caribbean talent.