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5 Best Record Labels To Promote Hip-Hop Artists In Nigeria

5 Best Record Labels To Promote Hip-Hop Artists In Nigeria

Being one of the most populated countries in the world is actually awesome. Nigeria with its over 190 million people is also extremely rich on young talents and new hip-hop artists. The quick development of the music industry in the country also motivates the creation of new record labels in Nigeria. Let us talk about some of the latest and most popular record companies that can be interesting to rising stars.

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It is true that Nigeria music industry has a big number of talented singers, rappers, and dancers. The country experiences a huge rise of new hip-hop artists who can easily become popular if they find the right producer.

New record labels in Nigeria are usually founded by superstars who are willing to search for promising young artists and help them promote their talents to the public and win the hearts of millions of citizens all across Africa.

What are some of the latest or most popular record labels in Nigeria and their artists in 2018? Let us look at the names of the top musicians who are not just famous hip-hop artists but also own a record label of their own.

New hip-hop artists and their record labels

Below we will list some of the most promising and new record labels in Nigeria that should interest young talents who are in search for a good company that could help in their career.

It is so great when our country boasts so many celebrities who are not only the singing face of Nigeria music industry but also participate in its development and further growth.

1. Mavin Records

New hip-hop artists know this record label as the Supreme Mavin Dynasty. This record label is not actually a very new, but one of the most famous for sure. The company was created 6 years ago, back in 2012. Its creator is a famous person. His name is Don Jazzy, and we are sure that all the raising talents are fond of this incredible Nigerian who produces songs and records artists.

The ‘music child’ of Don Jazzy works with a big number of superstars, including Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, DNA Twins, Reekado Banks, Don Jazzy himself, and other singers.


Who doesn’t know the famous hip-hop singer and rapper Olamide Baddo? He created a record label called YBNL, and this organization is constantly in search for new talents and future Nigerian superstars.

YBNL is also a record label that was found back in 2012. YBNL is one of the top new record labels in Nigeria. Its list of new hip-hop artists includes Olamide himself, Davolee, Temi Ovwasa, Lyta, and Limerick.

3. Alapomeji Records

This is also an interesting record label that was created 10 years ago by a Nigerian hip-hop artist 9ice. The winner of numerous music awards had to re-brand his company in 2015. So now it is a ‘refreshed’ label called Alapomeji Ancestral Records.

Since the label was left by Wise, Kayefi, and others, 9ice is currently the main artist in his company. But young talents might find this an excellent opportunity for themselves.

4. Airbove Music

This is a new record label in Nigeria that was founded in 2018. Its creator loves rap music, and he is known as a promising producer by name Sir Airbove.

The Nigerian businessman who is based in Turkey wishes to participate in the future of Nigeria music industry. This can be a great start for many new talents in the country.

5. DB Records

This record label was founded by D’banj after another company called Mo’Hits broke up. Of course, the main artist of this label is the popular Nigerian musician D’banj.

He signed different talents under his label including the creator’s brother Kayswitch and new raising superstar Ebenez Tizzy, brothers Ralph and Moss Kriss along with a gorgeous actress Tonto Dikeh who is known all across Nigeria and in many other African countries.

P.S. There are many other great record labels in Nigeria that exist for many years and help to find new hip-hop artists, and they include Dem Mama Soldiers, Star Boy, Hypertek Digital, Chocolate City, HKN to name a few.

As you can see, Nigeria is rich in both talents in hip-hop music and famous people who start their own record labels to boost the blooming of the local music industry. If you talented and see your future in the music industry, try your luck and become a part of one of the most promising record labels in Nigeria.

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