He now joins the likes of BNXN, Kizz Daniel, Black Sherif, and KiDi who do their music distribution through EMPIRE.
Ghanaian rockstar Kuami Eugene yesterday announced that he was joining EMPIRE Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc., thereby raising speculations of him quitting his record label Lynx Entertainment where he’s been for a couple of years alongside “Touch It” hitmaker KiDi.
You might know him for lending vocals to the Global phenomenal hit “Love Nwantiti (ahh ahh ahh), well the 25-year-old singer has hits: “Angela”, “Wish Me Well”, “Ohemaa” and many others to his name.
He on Monday, October 17 took to Instagram and shared that the end of a particular season in his life has come; hence insinuating an exit from his label of five years, Lynx Entertainment run by the famous Richie Mensah.
“This is how it ends. I played my part,” he wrote on Instagram.
Kuami then the following day announced he’d be joining EMPIRE; writing:-
EMPIRE is a leading American Distribution Company And Record Label founded By Ghazi Shami With Offices In New York City, London, Nashville, And Atlanta. EMPIRE became famous for their work with artists such as XXXTentacion, T-Pain, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B. They are spending and spreading massive resources on African musicians expecting proportional returns. Building on the success of Nigerian artists like Fireboy DML and Olamide.
In other developments, EMPIRE in February 2022 launched EMPIRE Africa and, just one month later, took part of its blossoming roster of Afrobeats acts — including BNXN, L.A.X., Cheque, and Wande Coal — from Nigeria to Austin, Texas to perform during “The New Africa” showcase at SXSW, which EMPIRE hosted with Pandora.
Shortly after, those artists banded together during a writing camp at EMPIRE’s San Francisco headquarters, where EMPIRE CEO/founder Ghazi says they were “fortunate enough” to record Where We Come From (Vol. 1).
The compilation album tagged ‘Where We Come From (Vol. 1)’ African Compilation Album Features Fireboy DML, Olamide, Wande Coal, L.A.X.; with the leading single “COUGH (Odo)” featuring Kizz Daniel that came out Friday last week.
Describing the project, BNXN formerly known as Buju says; “This album is about showcasing the best that Africa has to offer, and we’ve done that.
“I feel blessed to have been around so much talent, drive, and creativity all in the same room. This album is about showcasing the best that Africa has to offer, and we’ve done that,” added BNXN.
Ezegozie Eze, the Vice President, Strategy, And Market Development for EMPIRE Africa added: “The artists from Africa really transcend where music is today. This is a legendary moment for EMPIRE to be able to share incredible African music with the world.
“This album is a collective of multi-talented, independent artists, who we’ve partnered with to help create a legacy. Building this brick by brick has allowed us to develop a chemistry between this diverse catalog of African artists and we’re extremely appreciative of the time and dedication it took to put this together.”, he continued.