Nigerian singer, music mogul and actor Banky W announces Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) has closed down the record label arm of the company.
In Banky W’s now famous tactics of secrecy, the closure of EME as a record label happened since last year but was kept on a low without drawing in any attention. However, Banky W who in an Instagram post narrated how it all started revealed that EME has evolved from being a record label.
EME as a record label have raised several A-List artists and other music related stars like Wizkid, Skales, DJ Xclusive, Masterkraft, Suka Sounds etc. In an epistle Bankole Wellington announced the end of an epic era.
Here are his words:
Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) was started by @captdemuren & I, way back in 2001/2002 – in my dorm room at my University in NY. The reason we used the word “Empire” was because Tunde and I were crazy enough to dream that we could build a company that would eventually become an Empire.. one that would serve as the launching pad for not only my career goals in music, movies and other interests… but one that would also serve as a stepping stone for other talents to become more successful and achieve their goals as well. We started the record label part of it right there in my room, which we relocated to Lagos around Vals day 2008 – and we thank God for guiding and crowning our efforts thus far; we’ve played our little part in helping discover/boost the careers of a number of talents in the Music business (some of your favourite Artists, Producers & Engineers..) and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to live out our dreams by giving others a platform to shine as well. In January of 2017, after 9 years of being in the Nigerian Music Industry, we decided it was time to quietly close the Record Label Arm of our business