What are the best Nigerian music records labels? With what singers do they work? Check the list of top 10 Nigerian record labels in this article!
1. Mavin records
This music record label is the first in our list because Mavin records is the fastest growing label since its creation, so it also one of the latest. It was formed after the separation of the members of Mo’Hits Records which Don Jazzy cofounded with D’Banj. Now Mavin is owned only by Don Jazzy.
The record label has many talented, popular and successful artists such as Di’Ja, Reekado, Dr. SID, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, and Banks. Mavin records produced such hits as “My darling” by Tiwa Savage, “Godwin” by Korede Bello, “Take Banan” by D’Prince and “Yaro” by Di’Ja.
2. Chocolate City
Chocolate City was established by Audu Maikori, Yahaya Maikori and Paul Okeugo in 2005. It is one of the most successful and biggest urban record labels in Africa. The label works with the artists such as Pryse, Nosa, Ice Prince, Femi Kuti, M.I, Koker and Dice Alies.
3. Star Boy
Star Boy was founded by Wizkid when he left his former label EME. As you may guess, Wizkid is a major artist in this label. He has created great music here!
4. Hypertek Digital
Hypertek Digital was originated by 2face Idbia in 2006. It is a subsidiary of 960 Music Group. This record label is a home to the following singers – Dammy Krane, Rock Steady, and Victor Uwaifo.
HKN was founded by Davido and his brother Wale Adeleke. It was created only for Davido and produced these hits – One of a Kind, Aye, Scape Goat and Gobe.
6. Dem Mama Soldiers
This Record label is owned by the Plantain seller crooner and Timaya. Dem Mama Soldiers is known for musical beats and collabos with foreign stars. The hits “True Story”, “Sexy Ladies” and “Plantain Boy” were recorded here.
7. Empire Mates Entertainment
Empire Mates Entertainment record label was originated by Banky W in 2002. The label’s official Dj is Dj Xclusive. Empire Mates Entertainment is working with these artists: Shaydee, Niyola, and Wellington. Previously it worked with Skales and Wizkid.
The most famous songs from the record label are “Lagos Party” and “Ebutemeta” by Banky W, “Hola at your body” by Wizkid.
8. Cobhams Asuquo Music Production
Cobhams Asuquo Music Production is one of the most famous record label in Nigeria. It is located in Ogugu, Lagos and was established by Conhams Asuquo, Stan Iyke and Bez.
The label has produced many hits, including “Ordinary People” by Cohbams himself, “In the music” by Omawunmi and “Stupid song” by Bez.
Records were originated by D’Banj. It is not just a simple record label; it is the new wave of creativity set, which is aimed to change the music and entertainment industry in Nigeria and, moreover, the whole Africa! Records work with Dee Vee, Jsoul, Kris, Jay Sleek, Kay Switch and Tonto Dike.
10. 960 Music
960 Music is founded by Mark Redguard and Efe Omorgbe. The company has independent record labels which include Aristocrat Records, Hypertek Digital, and Ultima Productions.
This record label concentrates on various aspects of recording. It has artist management firm which focused on providing audio and visual entertainment in Nigeria.