BY IYABO AINA
Lekan Akande, first son of famous Fuji musician, Obesere, has joined the leagues of superstars who are proud owners of record labels as he floats his own label called ‘’R-Entertainment.
The Dublin based young music promoter confirmed this development at the unveiling of the label in Ikeja, Lagos. He disclosed that about two up and coming acts have been signed under the label and are billed to hit the airwaves this week with their new promotional singles titled Pawon and Soyoyo respectively.
Explaining why he established the record label, Lekan said he has a desire to provide a platform where emerging acts can actualise their dreams.
He further stated that having understudied the Nigerian hip-hop music industry for the last three years and having done a couple of projects underground for top Nigerian artistes in Dublin, his team is ready to add the needed value to the industry and place it more appropriately on the international map.
“I started R-Entertainment three years ago. It is about promoting music in Africa. I have been collaborating with top promoters in Dublin. I was part of the team that brought Wizkid, Davido and others from Nigeria. I just felt it is about time I come back home to add value to what we have now. We are not going to copy anyone” he enthused