by Chi Ibe
Akon has confirmed the rumours, our lil’ Wizkid is now signed on to Konvict/EME records. Akon announced the big news via his twitter account yesterday. “It’s OFFICIAL!!!! KONVICT/EME is now the official label for WIZ KID worldwide,” he tweeted.
Rumours of a signing had been making the rounds since last year, but were initially denied.
Wizkid joins the likes of D’Banj on the list of Nigerians signed to foreign labels, whose deal hasn’t been without controversy (what with all the Mo Hits break up talk and all) but is truly something to celebrate for Nigerian music as a whole.
Ex- Plantashun Boy Faze has also been rumoured to have inked a deal with Akon’s Konvict label for several years now, although the authenticity of this has been the subject of much speculation.