If you are looking for the best record labels in Nigeria in the year 2023, then read this article to the end in order to find out.
It could be recalled that before the year 2010, there were not too many record labels in Nigeria, I can remember we had Kennis Music which signed the likes of Tuface Idibia, and Cornerstone signed the likes of Danfo Drivers.
But just 10 years later, Nigeria has been able to give birth to record labels most have even hit the international scene.
The record labels am going to reveal in this article are household names, and getting signed to them as an upcoming artiste will really pave way for your music career to become successful.
And without much ado, let’s review some of the best record labels in Nigeria for 2023.
The Best Record Labels In Nigeria 2023.
Below are the best record labels in Nigeria in 2023:
- Mavin Records.
- YBNL Nation.
- Davido Music Worldwide (DMW)
- StarBoy Entertainment.
Mavin records were founded in 2022 and owned by Michael Collins Ajereh who is musically known as Don Jazzy immediately after he parted ways with his co-partner D’Banj.
Both artists co-founded “Mo Hit Records”, a record label that was very relevant in the early 2000s and paraded top Nigerian artists like D’Prince, Wande Coal, etc.
Presently, I mean in 2023 The Mavin records are one of the best record labels in Nigeria and even across Africa.
Below are the complete lists of all the past and present artists in Mavin Records:
- Dr. Sid
- Korede Bello
- Johnny Drille
- Tiwa Savage (departed)
- Reekado Banks (departed)
- Iyanya (departed)
- Wande Coal (departed)
YBNL is an acronym for Yahoo Boy No Laptop.
This record label was founded by Olamide aka Badoo; who is a Lagos indigenous rap superstar.
This record label began after Olamide who shot to stardom in the wake of 2011, went solo in 2012 to establish his label.
Today, YBNL earns the list of the best record labels in Nigeria in 2023.
Today, his imprint prides itself as one of the biggest in Nigeria even though the likes of Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, and Viktoh have all gone solo.
Currently, this record label parades artist like:
- DJ Enimoney,
- Star Prince,
It also has popular in-house producers like Pheelz and Young John the Wicked Producer.
Davido Music Worldwide (DMW)
Formerly a member of the HKN gang, a label that seemed more like a family business because it was co-owned by Davido and his brother Wale; and 2 of their cousins B-Red and Shina Rambo were already signed to the label.
Apparently, Davido left the record label to establish his own label which is known today as DMW.
Currently, the 2 artists who are signed to the label are:
DMW stands as one of the best record labels in Nigeria in 2023.
After leaving EME to pursue a solo career in music in 2013, Nigerian award-winning musical act, Wizkid launched his own record label known as StarBoy Entertainment.
According to Wizkid, this record label was established to give upcoming artists in Nigeria the opportunity to blow into the music industry.
The label currently has the following artists on its payroll:
- Maleek Berry,
- Legendary Beatz,
- R2Bees, and
- Mr. Eazi.
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