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Nigeria’s premier hip hop label Chocolate City signs with Africori

Africori Music Group announces global distribution deal with leading Nigerian label Chocolate City

Pan-African music company Africori has agreed a deal with Nigeria’s leading record label Chocolate City Music to handle their worldwide digital distribution. The deal covers international services including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer and Pandora, as well as Africori’s network of local stores and services on the African continent.

Founded in 2005, Chocolate City is widely regarded as one of the biggest and most successful record labels in Africa and has pioneered Nigerian hip hop in West Africa and around the globe. The label has released music from acclaimed recording artists M.I., Femi Kuti, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, DJ Lambo, DJ Calse, Victoria Kimani, Dice Alles, Koker & Pryse to name a few.

Africori Music Group (AMG) is the leading pan-African digital music company on the continent, with offices in Johannesburg and London and representation in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda.

Africori provides digital music solutions and services to artists, producers, publishers and record labels in Africa. Their key activities are digital distribution of African music, licensing of African catalogue music to advertising agencies, film and TV production companies, and worldwide revenue collection.

Africori represents a range prestigious African artists including Sauti Sol (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Becca (Ghana) and Sean Tizzle (Nigeria), and a number of key record labels in the shape of Essiebons (Ghana), African Cream Music and Family Tree (South Africa).

Founder and CEO of Africori, Yoel Kenan:

“Chocolate City is undeniably one of the most influential labels in Africa. We jointly aspire & share common visions & goalsThe digital music business in Africa is evolving at a rapid pace, therefore it is only a natural progression that key industry players join forces to improve & better leverage the best opportunities for the artists. We are looking forward to be working with Jude ‘M.I.’ Abaga and his dynamic team in promoting and distributing the best music from Africa around the world.”.

CEO of Chocolate City, Jude Abaga:

“African music is blowing up and in order to fairly compensate our artistes in terms of royalty payments etc. it is necessary to put appropriate structures in place; Africori’s proven track record is that structure”.

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