By Juliet Ebirim
The entertainment industry has welcomed another record label ‘Cloud Nine Records’ to the industry which has continued to witness massive growth over the years.
According to the CEO, Collins Animashaun, the newborn record label would compete favourably with its counterpart in the industry assuring Nigerians and the world at large of great music, that would be churned out by talents of the label.
He further stressed that Cloud Nine Records will collaborate with great talents in the future. “There will be more signings in the future, as this will help diversify our artiste lineups and consequently our reach to different music lovers. Also, there will be collaborations to come seeing as that allows for some integration between the label and various hardworking arms of the entertainment industry,” he pointed out.
“Being a new outfit comes with certain opportunities, one of which is the chance to learn from the mistakes of our predecessors. At Cloud Nine Records, we intend to bridge the gap between the artiste and the audience, by ensuring that their is a sound for everyone. Through the diversification of our artiste roaster, we will provide music that appeals to different levels of listeners, while ensuring that our music goes beyond the shores of our immediate environment to the world at large. Also, by encouraging free artistic expression from our artistes, we will be treating the audience to authentic creativity as conceived by the artist.” he added.
Also the new artiste of the label Abayomi Omikunle Olumide aka Yommy who has dropped ‘Lele Papa’ says he has been with the label ever since its conception. He believes Cloud Nine Records will surely go places and he is set to take the music industry by storm.
“It’s a brand that I have stylised and managed to curb from the genres of reggae and dancehall with an Afro-pop infusion. I came in contact with the C.E.O Cloud Nine Records way back in the University .We graduated from the University of Lagos, ” he said stressing that “Music is the only way I express myself comfortably. As a child, I would take my pocket money just to get loads of CD mixtapes and any form of music that am hearing on the radio that’s hot. I would say my new single is market ready. I was challenged by a friend to do something different from my usual sounds and we came out with this very catchy groovy sound on a South African type of beat.”