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Wizkid Signs Record Breaking Deal With Sony Music/RCA

Wizkid has reportedly signed with the biggest record deal ever by an African artist with Sony Music subsidiary RCA Records.

Wizkid has reportedly signed his record breaking deal, the biggest ever signed by an African artist, with Sony Music subsidiary RCA Records.


The Nigerian super star “will receive a 7 figure advance (in US Dollars) and sign to RCA Records who will handle his distribution deal in the United States,” NotJustOk reports.

Just a week ago, a source close to Wizkid had told Pulse.ng, “There’s something big coming up for Wizkid, and it happened while he was in America. The deal will be the biggest ever signed by an African, and signifies progress for the music business on the continent.”

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Wizkid will be joining Tiwa Savage and Davido, who are also part of the Sony Music family.

The new deal comes after the massive success of major hits like “Ojuelegba,” "One Dance" and “Final (Baba Nla),” as well as other collaborations with Drake, Skepta and many more.

NotJustOk’s Head of Content reported details of the deal on his Twitter account.

Wizkid has been quiet about the deal across all of his social media platforms so far. His latest Instagram post (above) shows him at a studio in Los Angeles.

Okayafrica has reached out to sources close to Wizkid for official confirmation.

 

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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