Timi Dakolo has re-ignited his music career as he signs a record deal with the international record label Virgin EMI Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
The good news was announced on Dakolo’s Instagram page on Monday, alongside photos that show the singer receiving a welcome to the Virgin EMI family from the chairman Ted Cockle.
According to the ‘Iyawo Mi‘ crooner, the chairman called him personally to welcome him officially into the label himself.
He said Hello Timi, My name is @ted_cockle and I am the Chairman of Virgin EMI Records @virginemi 🇬🇧@universalmusicgroup. I just want to personally welcome you home.
This deal with EMI/Virgin/Universal was not just made possible and executed by UMI Nigeria industry boss, Efe Ogbeni, he also managed Timi’s new Christmas Album project.
According to internal sources, after EMI heard the Humberto Gatica and Frederic Gassita produced Christmas album which was recorded in Los Angeles, London and Budapest, they were blown away and very drawn to the project. This project is already bringing good tidings as Timi is now an artiste under the Virgin EMI Records and part of the Universal family.