Multiple award winning Ghanaian Rap star D-Black da Ghana Bwouy has signed a major two year distribution deal with the African imprint of one of the biggest and most successful labels in the world, Universal Music Group.
The deal was finalized on Tuesday the 2nd of April after Universal Music Group approached the rap star’s Black Avenue Muzik label in early March. D-Black and his Black Avenue Muzik team are scheduled to visit the offices of Universal Music Group in Johannesburg, South Africa after his May 26 U.K Concert in London.
The rapper & C.E.O of his own imprint Black Avenue Muzik, released his sophomore album ‘The Revelation’ in Ghana three months and is set to officially launch the album as well as a brand new single in Johannesburg on the 19th of June hosted by Big Brother 7 housemate Barbz in partnership with the Universal Music Group and Samsung Africa.
South African rap stars Tear Gas, Maggz , L Tido as well as newly signed Black Avenue Muzik act and rising superstar Joey B from Ghana are also billed to perform at the event.
Universal Music Group founded in 1934 is an American multinational music company and one of the big four’ record companies in the world. But, as is the norm in music business, Universal Music SA is a ‘South African’ company distributing in that country and environs.
Nigerian acts D’Banj and P Square also have similar distribution deals with Universal Music Group and are signed under their imprint.
The digital distribution deal / The Kleek will cover D-Black’s latest album ‘The Revelation’ and all singles released off the album as well as his third album scheduled for release in December 2013 tentatively titled ‘Son of God’. Mr. Randall Abrahams , M.D of Universal Music Group Africa is excited at the opportunities this signing would create and the exposure of D-Black’s music to the rest of the world.
D-Black’s ‘The Revelation’ album and it’s chart topping smash hit singles ‘VERA’, ‘Change Your Life’ and ‘Falling’ received an impressive 6 nominations at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in the categories of 2013 Artist of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Hiphop Song of the Year, Hiplife of the Year and Hiphop Artist of the Year.
‘I’m really excited at all these wonderful prospects and at joining the Universal Music Group family. I have soo much music to share with the continent and the world and this is undoubtedly a huge platform for me to get music out there and represent for African hiphop. I’m in my third year of being a solo artist and this is big for me, my country and African music’. Get ‘The Revelation’ album now guys and gear up for ‘Son of God’ D-Black says.