Record labels all over the world do have a website which they use to keep fans of their individual artists informed of all the latest news coming from their labels. Roc Nation, Reach Records, and Sony Music are forces to reckon with and these record labels have some of the best acts signed under their label. However, it really blew my mind to realize that some of the biggest record labels in Nigeria do not have a website. I have therefore compiled 15 of the biggest Record labels in Nigeria with no website. The #1 on this list of the Record Labels in Nigeria with no Website is shocking.
#15 – YAGI
YAGI (Young And Getting It) is the record label floated by Li’l Kesh and though it’s less than a year old, the record label has one of the finest hip-hop acts in Nigeria on its management in Li’l Kesh. You will then understand how embarrassing it is when I discovered that the record label has no website.
#14 – BLACK DIAMOND ENTERTAINMENT
Black Diamond Entertainment, a record label that has Wande Coal both in the management and the main act is also without a website. He came out from the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, and since they do have a regularly updated website, one would easily argue that Black Diamond Entertainment has a website. However, a visit to any search engine would correct such erroneous conclusion. I couldn’t even retrieve a logo for the record label.
#13 – ALAPOMEJI ANCESTRAL RECORDS
Mr. Alapomeji is an elite when it comes to entertainment. Given the fact that he has been able to blend with the tides of the Nigerian Music Industry, one would expect him to have a website. Having contested in the primaries of the last election, he is meant to understand the power of Internet media. However, 9ice has no official representation of his record label on the Internet. The only mention that is worth noting at all is that he acclaimed himself as the CEO of Alapomeji records on his official Twitter account.
#12 – PENTHAUZE MUSIC
Penthauze Music is the record label that houses one of the finest Igbo rappers of all time “Phyno” and it seriously stuns me that they do not have a website. Igbo people are known to understand all that there is to understand about business, and I am certain you all understand where my concern crawls from.
#11 – MMMG (MADE MEN MUSIC GROUP)
MMMG is the record label that housed Emma Nyra and still has solid acts such as Iyanya, and Selebobo. I am fairly certain that you might even be like “Haba! It’s impossible, MMMG has a website”. Will you just calm down and send me the link to their website?
#10 – 2NITE ENTERTAINMENT
2nite Entertainment has Flavour both in the management and as the main act of the Label. However, the label has no searchable information on the Internet. If the Internet were the sole proof of existence, then one would easily believe that 2nite Entertainment is probably a scam.
#9 – CAPITAL HILL MUSIC
The record label owned by Ace video director and the CEO of CAPital Dream Pictures, Clarance Peters, one would expect that a multimedia professional would understand the need for a website much more than anyone on this list. However, The label that is home to Tha Suspect and Illbliss, a rapper I have the utmost respect for, is without a website.
#8 – NAIJA NINJAS
If there was something I could do to exclude Naija Ninjas from this list, I would probably do it. However, I have to be as fair as possible in this list. Sound Sultan is a force to reckon within the music industry and has been standing strong through the years. I will like to believe that for him, not having a website is probably an oversight.
#8 – HYPERTEK DIGITAL
Hypertek is the record label of 2baba after he departed from Kennis Music. 2baba has a song (African Queen) featured in Phat Girlz, a 2006 American movie that raked in over 7 million US dollars. I keep wondering why Hypertek has no website and can’t find the right reasons. He is well exposed and has stood the test of time in the Nigerian music industry.
#7 – TINY ENTERTAINMENT
The record label, Tiny Entertainment houses YCEE and surprisingly, they have no website. There’s almost no usable information about the record label online. If I am willing to book Tiny Entertainment for a global tour, I will probably want to forget it because they are almost non-existent online.
#6 – FIVE STAR MUSIC
Signed on to Five Star Music are Nigerian musical superstars KCEE and HarrySong. However, there is no official representation of the label online. They might as well have to change their name from Five Star to Two-star music simply because I am yet to see any Five Star establishment that doesn’t have a fully functional website.
#5 – KENNIS MUSIC
It is pretty much surprising to see a big name like Kennis Music on this list. An empire that brought the likes of Tuface Idibia, now known as 2Baba, OJB Jazreel, Eedris Abdulkareem, as well as Sound Sultan into the limelight. This is a record label that was an instant success from the year 1998 when the outfit started.
While the record label is not prioritizing adding more artists to their roaster, they have floated a radio platform known as Kennis FM, however, I wasn’t able to
#4 – COBHAMS ASUQUO MUSIC PRODUCTION (C.A.M.P.)
While Cobhams Asuquo has one of the best websites as an Artist/Producer, his record label can’t boast of any website. The record label has some astonishing talent in its roaster including Cobhams himself and Bez.
With Cobhams’ status as a Midas level producer, from the apparent view that any track he produces naturally becomes a hit, it is so surprising to see that he wouldn’t give a digital face to his music label.
#3 – STARBOY WORLDWIDE
Of all the labels in this post, I am pretty assured that Whizkid will probably be the only one to rant about making my list. I was shell-shocked when I realized that the Nigerian Entertainer of the moment, owns a record label that has no website.
#2 – DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE
We know Davido has both a personal website and another for his sister record label, HKN. This should probably not be on the list but if I’m right that Davido Music Worldwide is a separate entity from HKN, then, DMW shouldn’t have a web page under HKN, rather a separate website or a sub-domain at the least should be more appropriate.
#1 – YBNL NATION (YAHOO BOY NO LAPTOP NATION)
YBNL is a record label that tops this list because they are arguably the biggest record label in the country, and they not having a website even though they have an official DJ and a celebrity graphics artist might be embarrassing to many. However, I feel like forgiving them because not only do they lack a laptop, also, street ti take over (the street has taken over).
Kudos to x3m Music for having the most organized website for a Record Label in Nigeria. Supreme Mavin Dynasty G worldwide and Chocolate City Music do have very dope sites too.
2Nite Entertainment, previously at Number 10, now has a website and I am impressed that they have left this list and I hope it is for good.