DMW VS MARLIAN MUSIC : Davido Music Worldwide is arguably Nigeria’s biggest record label now with over ten creatives directly affiliated with the label.
David Adeleke popularly known Davido launched his own imprint, Davido Music Worldwide in 2016 prior to his deal with Sony Music in 2017. The singer and music producer discovered and signed his first artist Mayorkun sometime in 2016.
Today, DMW has a whole lot of talents under its care including Peruzzi, Dremo, Idowest and others. Check below
In 2016, Davido departed HKN music record label to launch his own record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).
DMW is arguably the biggest record label idoweatin Nigeria with over seven artistes.
Here is a full list of all the artistes signed to DMW or DMW members 2020.
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known ad Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer born in 1992. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is owner of Davido Music Worldwide records. He is getting ready to dish out his maiden album under the DMW umbrella tagged “A Good Time”. He tops this list of DMW artistes.
Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel better known by his stage name Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, signed to DMW label. He was discovered by Davido in 2016 and has gone ahead to win several awards.
Aboriomoh Femi Raymond better known by his stage name Dremo is a Nigerian singer, rapper, sound engineer and songwriter. Dremo is signed to DMW record label. After joining the DMW family, Dremo has dropped a couple of projects including “Codename Vol 1” and “Icen B4 the cake”.
Yonda (born 1992) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Davido Music World record label (DMW). Yonda was signed to DMW on January 2017. He also released his hit single “Las Veg”.
Tobechukwu Victor Okoh better known as Peruzzi is arguably the most talented act in DMW. He recently dropped his debut album ” Huncho Vibes” under the Davido Music Worldwide umbrella.
1992 born Adekunle Idowu popularly known as Idowest is DMW’s act. He is the second rapper signed to DMW.
7. DJ Ecool
Ebianga Inang Ikpeme popularly ketc.n as DJ Ecool is International DJ, host, and promoter who became known as Davido’s official DJ. He’s worked with the likes of Wizkid, Doug E. Fresh, Sound Sultan, and Ludacris. He has dropped several hit singles under the DMW umbrella including ‘Ada’, ‘Personally’ etc.
Ichaba whose real name is Mayowa Olusanya is a Nigerian Singer & SongWriter signed to DMW record label. The Afro musician hail from Oyo state.
9. Lil Frosh
Eruku Makanaki also known as Lil Frosh is the latest DMW act singed after popping with amazing freestyles on Instagram.
After his epic performance on the cover of ‘Risky’ by Davido and Popcaan, Aloma Music Worldwide (AMW) a DMW imprint acquires Ayanfe January 6, 2020.
11. May D
On July 18, 2020, David Adeleke the CEO of DMW announced the signing of popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, May D to DMW.
Deinde was signed towards the end of 2020 as an addition to the DMW family. Before his signing, Deinde was unknown by many. News of his signing was shared on social media by Davido [see post] on the 26th of September.
Liya is the first female artiste to be signed to Davido Music Worldwide. She is the latest signee to the record label. Her signing was announced 2nd October 2020. She is the most recent DMW artiste that joined the label in 2020. [See Post]
Towards the beginning of 2020, controversial Nigerian rapper and music performer, Naira Marley launched a new phase of his career away from Move Recordings. Naira flagged off his own record label Marlian Music and signed three artists.
Months later, Marlian Music has grown to be one of the reputable record labels in Nigeria with artists like
1) Naira Marley
Azeez Fashola who is popularly known as Naira Marley is a Nigerian musician and songwriter. He is also the leader of a popular fanbase known as “Marlians” and owner of “Marlian Music” – a record label in Nigeria.
Naira Marley floated his new label known as “Marlian Music” in December 2019 and this came briefly after his exit from Moves Recordings in the same year.
He is one of Nigeria’s most controversial artistes and many believe his new record label would be a success due to his influence in the Nigerian music industry.
Oniyide Azeez, 24, popularly known with his stage name as Zinoleesky is a fast-rising artist and one of the most underrated musicians in the Nigerian music industry right now.
He allegedly turned down an offer from Davido Music Worldwide to sign him in October 2019 after the label signed his friend and partner – Lhil Frosh. While many believed he took a wrong decision by refusing the offer from DMW/AMW, Zinoleesky was hopeful and he finally got signed by the Marlian Music boss in December 2019.
Cblvck is another young Nigerian artist who was signed into “Marlian Music” by Naira Marley in December last year (2019). He has made covers for some top Nigerian songs and he also featured in a track titled “Tingasa” in Naira Marley’s “Lord of Lamba” EP.
He is a talented Nigerian Musician who is determined to be successful in the Nigerian music industry and with the help of Naira Marley, we believe he can achieve that.
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba who is popularly referred to as Mohbad is an upcoming and talented Nigerian singer and rapper who was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Mohbad is one of the artistes who were signed into Marlian Music by the Marlian boss – Naira Marley in December 2019. He is mostly known for his raps, chorus, beats and numerous freestyles from him on his Instagram page.
FabianBlu is another talented Nigerian musician who got signed into Marlian Music by Naira Marley in December 2019.
Popular and talented Nigerian singer, Lyta is the latest artist to be signed into Naira Marley’s record label – Marlians Record. The Marlian president, Naira Marley announced the signing via his Twitter page where he captioned it “Welcome to MarlianMusic Lyta”
Lyta is super talented Nigerian musician and many Nigerian music lovers and fans of the singer believe the made the right decision by joining the record label.
Considering the talents under these two record labels, which one do you consider the hottest record label right now?
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