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SONY Music Returns To Nigeria with D'banj

From all indications, Sony Music is finally making its way back to Nigeria. This info has just been made public by D'banj via his InstaGram page.

In Banga Lee's own words, "Welcome to Nigeria... Welcome to Sony Nigeria... DB Records stunting through... finally they are coming back..." He also goes on to say "A good friend and business man berths SONY in Nigeria after a long hiatus... if y'all don't know Mr Watson now, I'm sure you will soon... #SonyNigeria #DBRecords".

For those who know about the history of Nigerian music, you'd recall that some of the major international record labels were in Nigeria till sometime around the early 90's. The return of Sony Music shows how much Nigerian music has progressed in recent years.

Hopefully this will take our music to even greater heights across the globe and usher in more investment in our entertainment industry from the Western World.

*O.O*

D'banj SONY Pic 1

D'banj Sony Pic

D'banj Sony Pic 2

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LORDCASTOR
LORDCASTOR
6 years ago

They are welcome....i only pray dat dia coming bak b for good n not to come n extort from d little progress we hv managed to build on our own in the entertainment industry.....My opinion though......just saying.

theLASTMAN Ψ ︻
6 years ago
Reply to  LORDCASTOR

truth is stranger than fiction

Name
Name
6 years ago

Sound great

theLASTMAN Ψ ︻
6 years ago

I'm yet to understand why we desperately need these guys on ground when Dbanj the brand himself is big enough and capable of running the same operation from naija through africa and beyond. This mentality needs drastic revision.

Kilonshele
Kilonshele
6 years ago

Lastman, you ain't got the answers. you ain't.

Lolo
Lolo
6 years ago
Reply to  Kilonshele

lol. dat's Kanye sturff right there. U ain't got the answer sway.

ogamic ..
ogamic ..
6 years ago

SONY get ready for part 2 of 'ALABA tinz... work on getting rid of Piracy thats the only way u can stay in Naija.. just saying

Man 2 Woman
Man 2 Woman
6 years ago

Fact! You said the truth.. We are strong enough now to do it on our own.. They are just coming back to extort cos they have seen where naija entertainment will be in few years time… Come to Europe and see what Afrobeat is doing… most concepts here now involves Afrobeats..

Its about time they start bringing our brands to the west..

DEX
DEX
6 years ago

Lol, they're tryna cash in though. Tryna reap where they didn't sow. They've seen what we've achieved without them, so they "came back". Truth be told, we don't really need them. But oh well, what do I know?

@ajmammie
@ajmammie
6 years ago

The main inhibitor is that we just do not believe in ourselves. We as Africans are often afraid to break new grounds. We want to follow a sure road when we can even create surer roads. Afrobeat is doing big things globally,It is an African thing that should be sold to the world by Africans... We need to start thinking about the way we think. Perception is everything!

Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis
6 years ago

Of course trust Naija man to carry all him sweat dash oyibo without thinking. They upped and left us in the cold and now wey we don muddle through and are making progress ..Voila, Here they arrive!! Who no know no go know. Guys make una no rush go sign contracts.
Dey with your Naija producers and marketers abeg. These oyibo things no dey help usat all.

1luv
1luv
6 years ago

dbanj self and all this hype ...my brother go and carefully revise your work and deliver like u used to before all the kanye hype. Now its sony hype ...all these name dropping no dey trip us naija peeps again ..we are killing it without them, these guys are business men dey dont luv you ..just here to cash in.
luv u my bro dbanj but please re-invent and come back 2 times harder like the CV days ..oh how i miss those days.

ybnlnp2
ybnlnp2
6 years ago
Reply to  1luv

what hype? dbanj can't post instagram pic again? its is instagram he can post anything he want to post, its only in naija dbanj will tweet he is going to the toilet and it will become news, dbanj is just like lilwayne, lil wayne raps rubbish and his rubbish top charts, dbanj don't tell me nonsense when released lastyr was no 1 on mtvbase top10, no1 on soundcitytp10, don't tell me nonsense video was played on BET lastyr, dbanj scapegoat remix ft yeezy was no 1 on hotnewhiphop.com, blame it on the money ft big sean and snoop was no… Read more »

Uche
Uche
6 years ago
Reply to  1luv

you are so on point...you practically spoke my mind...

KayP
KayP
6 years ago

EjaNla! we need more H!Ts to your catalog not labels. whatever happened to the GOODMusic partnership tho! i thought those cats would have brought you out as special guest on tours/shows like Tinie Tempah is doing for Wizkid; such a perfect platform to get exposed to new audience, you're a crowd pleaser and would have had no problems selling yourself on stage, but you brought/paid those cats to be in your concert in gidi, now is Sony coming to sow or reap from us? DKM was a 17 track album with 4 bonus tracks; but what was the average life… Read more »

Kilonshele
Kilonshele
6 years ago
Reply to  KayP

well said.

fact
fact
6 years ago
Reply to  KayP

dbanj toured with labrinth and rita ora in uk, them jay z , diddy , bruno mars have over 7 labels worldwide, Enrique iglesias has 6 music labels, that's the way it is abroad, don't know if the direction dbanj is going with this sony music is right or wrong but dbanj is still with good music, all these naija bloggers are looking for news, anything dbanj tweets is now news nawa o, 2 weeks before the false news of dbanj dropped from goodmusic Mr hudson tweeted a throwback pic of him with dbanj, david guetta shared a pic of… Read more »

scarfaceLee
scarfaceLee
6 years ago

Naija ppl we never change from criticizing ppl taking step in making thing better.., this man is just trying to make Nigeria music more profitable and global..I wonder if anyone of u have bought original cd before or bought music online., music needs to pay nd tat what's dbanj doing., y'all should support and stop hating his idea..the facet again is no one is making optimistic movement in trying to make d industry better, except dbanj..that Man is hard working!!!

HRF
HRF
6 years ago

without discrediting your review, every game has rules, and every industry has players, dbanj being a brand in nigeria, was because he was playing the game with the ruling class in the industry as at that time, nigerian music needed something new and mohits crew provided it. he never built the brand on his own, talent is not enough in the music industry ask mode nine..lol, he cannot break into the US markets and the rest of african markets without the Major players. The Media is what makes an artiste a brand or household name and keeps him there and… Read more »

larry
larry
6 years ago

Na wa for dis country, dis is the only country we dnt support our own, before now, d gap wit the so call afro beat n western music is so wide bt dis young man came into the country saw n conquer n decided to bridge the gap wch to me he has done cus for the like of wizzy, davido n others to find it easy to move around n do heavy collabo is not by dere doin, someone too d risk n giant steps n he is not making noise abt dat like broda idris abdul. All we… Read more »

SaySo
SaySo
6 years ago

he paid GOODMusic cats to come to gidi so wetin concern labrinth/rita ora with GOODMusic? it makes sense that if you bring your label mates to your shows in gidi, they should do same for you in yankee. oh please get your facts right: jayz is not on many labels, his last album was released under "Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Universal" of which he OWNS two out of the three labels. Diddy is signed to only interscope as he owns BadBoy. this is 2014 and everybody is going indie, look around you. 50cent just got out of shady/aftermath/interscope to be on… Read more »

fact
fact
6 years ago
Reply to  SaySo

i didn't say Giuseppe sneaker and throwback pics is an achievement bro, read d facts well, a lot of haters want good music to drop dbanj but that ain't happening, i wrote getting the goodmusic deal and the sony deal is about connections, because dbanj changed is twitter bio some haters started spreading false news that goodmusic dropped dbanj, the Giuseppe sneakers dbanj got from Giuseppe himself a friend of kanye and the throwback pics are proof that dbanj is still with goodmusic, dbanj got the sneakers thru connections, everything is about connections, 2baba had a video with tpain because… Read more »

Ghost
Ghost
6 years ago

The funny thing about big record labels like universal , sony , etc , you need them if you wanna go international. Like Kanye said , " they are the gate keepers" they are the devils you can't do without . I don't buy the idea of them coming to take what we created....even if we don't do business with them, white people may start singing afrobeat and they are going to sell more than what our top range artists like p square and d'banj are selling. If we really wanna go international, we need the big labels who has… Read more »

Micky
Micky
6 years ago

Great Move D'banj. But i just have some doubts about this deal. First, the reason why the occupy wall street movement happened was as a result of big players (big companies e.g. Sony Records) getting all the money and paying small business owners peanuts. If Sony Records berths in Nigeria, what is the deal or collaboration you have with them? Will you want to be rich but encourage capitalism in the Nigerian Music industry? We have a whole lot of growing music labels in Nigeria, will Sony Record deprive them the opportunity to grow just like what they do in… Read more »

Hitman
Hitman
6 years ago

Thats nice one, that they are here, the illuminatti us now..

Tboy
Tboy
6 years ago

With the help of sony Music we can sell alot of CD worldwide and D'banj is doing his best to sell more to the whole world.

correctguy
correctguy
6 years ago

My brother I know u love dbanj and your comments are coming from the heart ...but its not gonna help any body if u don't criticize positively as a fan ...am a fan but am mature enuf to step out the box of emotions and say the facts to help all involved.

Sas
Sas
6 years ago

FEAR DBANJ he is coming back hard and strong but this time wants to make sure he's music will reach the world.