Kenyan music diva, Victori Kimani is signed to the Kenyan wing of Nigerian based Chocolate City Music & Entertainment Company label. She stands wto benefit from a new digital deal the label got into with a global music distributer.
Chocolate City Music & Entertainment Company has signed a deal with Pan-African music company Africori to handle worldwide digital distribution. The label has released music from acclaimed recording artists including; M.I., Femi Kuti, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, DJ Lambo, DJ Calse, Victoria Kimani, Dice Alles, Koker & Pryse to name a few.
Africori Music Group (AMG) is the leading pan-African digital music company on the continent, with offices in Johannesburg and London and representation in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda.
Africori provides digital music solutions and services to artists, producers, publishers and record labels in Africa. Their key activities are digital distribution of African music, licensing of African catalogue music to advertising agencies, film and TV production companies, and worldwide revenue collection.
Africori represents a range of prestigious African artists including Sauti Sol (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) (Becca (Ghana) and Sean Tizzle (Nigeria), and a number of key record labels in the shape of Essiebons (Ghana), African Cream Music and Family Tree (South Africa).
Founder and CEO of Africori, YoelKenan:
” Chocolate City is undeniably one of the most influential labels in Africa. We jointly aspire & share common visions & goals. The digital music business in Africa is evolving rapidly. Therefore it is only a natural progression that key industry players join forces to improve & better leverage the best opportunities for the artists. We look forward to working with Jude ‘M.I.’ Abaga and his dynamic team in promoting and distributing the best music from Africa around the world.”
CEO of Chocolate City, Jude Abaga:
“African music is blowing up and in order to fairly compensate our artistes in terms of royalty payments etc. it is necessary to put appropriate structures in place; Africori’s proven track record is that structure”.