Tekno Becomes A Partner And Investor In Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Africa

Nigerian Afropop singer Tekno has partnered with label services company emPawa Africa, owned by fellow artist Mr. Eazi, through his Cartel Music label.

Tekno will serve as both an investor and a partner in the enterprise. Tekno’s imprint will release new music through emPawa Africa under the new arrangement, beginning with “Wayo,” his first song of 2024.

Tekno is the latest high-profile investment in the organization, which helps independent African labels and musicians maintain their creative and economic independence while also partnering with Grammy-winning Haitian DJ and record producer Michaël Brun.

Hit songs including “Duro,” “Pana,” and “Skeletun” are the work of Tekno, who has amassed over 2.5 billion streams. Along with Swae Lee and Drake’s “Won’t Be Late,” which both received RIAA Gold certification, he is also credited with composing and producing Davido’s worldwide hit song “If.”

Working with artists like as Joeboy (Nigeria), Major League DJz (South Africa), FAVE (Nigeria), King Promise (Ghana), and DJ Neptune (Nigeria), among others, emPawa claims to have given aspiring musicians the tools, resources, and training required for international success since its founding in 2018.

After leaving emPawa in February, Joeboy and his recently established Young Legend label signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Warner Music. Another emPawa alum, Ghanaian dancehall musician J.Derobie, also started his own record label Turf Way Records earlier this month, through which he released his new EP, Firm After All.

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