Empire Mates Entertainment (EME)
Founded in 2002, EME is owned by the popular Nigerian music star, Bankole Wellington (Banky W). The record label was established while Banky was a student at a local university in Albany, U.S.A.
The recording artistes at EME include Banky W, Niyola and Shaydee. DJ Xclusive is the official DJ for this record label.
Popular acts that have been groomed by EME and have gone on to establish themselves in the Nigerian Music industry include Wizkid and Skales. Wizkid and Skales exited EME at the expiration of their contracts.
Some of the popular albums released by EME over the years include:
• Mr Capable (2008) – Mr Capable
• The W Experience – Banky W
• Superstar (2009) – Wizkid
• Ayo – Wizkid (2014)
Founded by the trio of Audu Maikori, Paul Okeugo and Yahaya Maikori in 2005, Chocolate City is one of the biggest labels in the country. Initially, Chocolate City was founded as nightclub but it later became a promotions company then a record label.
Some of the artists under Chocolate City include:
• Ice Prince
• Femi Kuti
• Jesse Jagz
• Victoria Kimani
The label has also been involved with the likes of Asa and Djinee. In 2012, the popular business tycoon, Hakeem Bello-Osagie became the chairman of the board and the famous rapper M.I became the president.
Source: Nigerian Finder