Akon Signs Samklef To KonLive Records
Nigerian producer, Samklef has been signed by African American pop singer, entrepreneur and label executive Akon to his KonLive record label.
This comes right after the ‘Lonely’ crooner’s signing of Nigerian cinematographer and video director Patrick Elis earlier in the year.
“Samklef was signed to KonLive because he is the best all-around entertainer from Nigeria,” said Akon who tops the 2017 list of richest African musicians.
“Everything Samklef touches turns to gold and I expect his first single, “Philo” to quickly climb the charts once it is released in 2017.”
Samklef, who produced 6 tracks on Wizkid’s debut album “Superstar” as well as working with other top acts like Ice Prince, Olamide, Vector, Skales, shared the news on his Instagram page and wrote:
“Dreams come through never give up God will always make a way. once again thanks to @akon for this great privilege and @rozybn@simcolgroup shout to my gee @demarcodadon#BLESSINGS#olowogbogboro”
Samklef is signed by Akon’s KonLive Distribution and KES Entertainment Record Label, a joint venture partnership with KonLive, En-Treeg and Simcol Entertainment. Simon Guobadia is the chairman/CEO of Simcol Entertainment. The purpose of the partnership is to advance the careers of African and Caribbean talent.