It was celebration galore on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Ikeja office of TOPS as the entertainment company owned by Chief Tony Okoroji, the no-nonsense Chairman of COSON and celebrated former President of PMAN announced itself as a significant player in music production, promotion, distribution, publishing and top class event activations in Nigeria.
At the midday event at which finger foods made the rounds and drinks flowed freely, TOPS signed a major digital music distribution agreement with GREENBEE Mobile, one of the nation’s topmost names in the distribution, advertising, promotion and marketing of content for mobile telephony and other digital platforms.
Present to witness the signing of the agreement was an outstanding group of young first class Nigerian talents whose music will soon be spread across the world under the TOPS/GREENBEE agreement. Titillating everyone was KASI, the songstress born on June 12 who has been talked and talked about for months. She cruised to the venue in her customized red hot power bike. There was of course GWILZ, the guy who has gone through the rough and tumble on the streets of Lagos, become a top-class performer and is not shy to tell everyone, “I am the King of the Word, the Toastmaster-General and the Minister of Rap. I was born on October 1 and I am lyrically licensed to kill!”
In full glare was also Kul-GP, the Afro-Pop, Dancehall and R&B master crooner and rocker whose unique resemblance with Reekado Banks is talk of the town. “Gee-pee” regards such talk as lazy. At the TOPS/GREENBEE event, he said again, “They tell me that KUL-GP looks like Reekado Banks. That is a big lie. KUL-GP is an original. Everything about me is authentic: my music, my dance, my style; 100% authentic. Since I am the real thing, maybe Reekado Banks looks like me!”
In the mix was Milly-X, the dashing young multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and producer who has become a key player and creative genius in the TOPS revolution. There was also the silky smooth, good looking and immensely talented Dolzi, the afro-pop singer nicknamed the King of melody.
Among the friends of TOPS who showed up to lend their support were COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji; Azeezat, the famous singer widely called, the Queen of Love; Network Tentacle CEO, Mr. Seyi Allen; Mr. Bidemi Dairo from Channels TV; Crews from Bisi Olatilo Show (BOS); GenieNG Music Manager, Mr. Chinedu Obiukwu; Mandu from TVC and a lot of other people who represent the media and so on.
Speaking at the event, an obviously elated Chief Okoroji said, “It took us time to settle to work with GREENBEE Mobile because we were searching for the very best. I believe that in GREENBEE Mobile, we have found the best. Our charge to GREENBEE is to ensure that the music of TOPS is available at as many legitimate platforms as possible so that lovers of good music can access the works without sweat and would not have to resort to piracy and illegal downloads. We have the stuff and our aim at TOPS is to revolutionize the digital distribution of Nigerian music with the minimal infringement of copyright. I have no doubt that as we roll out in January 2017, everyone will immediately see the difference”
Responding, the CEO of GREENBEE Mobile, Mr. Nnamdi Agwunobi expressed immense pleasure at the partnership between GREENBEE and TOPS. In the words of Mr. Agwunobi, “In the entertainment industry in Nigeria, Chief Tony Okoroji has a solid reputation for excellence. He knows everybody who is anybody. For TOPS to have chosen to work with GREENBEE Mobile is something that we are very proud of and we will not let Chief Okoroji down. We know that in the last one year, the TOPS team has been working practically 24 hours a day to produce unique content. We have had the opportunity to examine the content produced by TOPS and they are captivating. The ball has now been passed to us. We are in the eighteen and we will score many goals. Music lovers in Nigeria are promised hit songs after hit songs from TOPS starting January 2017”.