Universal Music Group Major Label Launches in Nigeria, Recruits Local Music Executives
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, is set to launch in Nigeria officially.
Universal Group is the global music leader, with wholly-owned operations in 60 territories. And the company is launching in Nigeria, with an official announcement planned any time soon.
Specific details are not yet made available, but according to trusted sources, the entire Nigeria operations is headed by local music industry professionals.
Ezegozie Eze, who is a seasoned music business expert, talent manager and A&R professional, will be leading the team. Another interesting member of the team is Lanre ‘Elbama’ Onipede, who joins after his stepping down from his role at Viacom as MTV base talent Manager.
Former Trace TV Head of Campaigns and Branding, Betty Anthony, will serve as a marketing manager. Bayo Fatobo, a seasoned event expert will lead Event Operations and Kimani Moore will lead the A&R efforts of the group.
Meanwhile the team were in South Africa recently for meetings with photos shared on social media.
An official announcement is expected very soon.