P-Square signs music deal with Universal Music
Nigerian Pop duo P Square has signed a major deal with the South African imprint of one of the biggest record labels in the world – Universal Music Group.
Peter Okoye, a member of the group, disclosed on micro-blogging website Twitter.
According to reports, the signing took place Thursday in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa.
The two brothers who have collaborated with Akon announced in December 2011 that he had signed the twins onto his Konvict Music label as African representatives.
Universal Music Group is the parent company of Akon’s Konvict Musik and Kon Live Distribution labels.
Universal Music Group founded in 1934 is an American multinational music company and one of the ‘big four’ record companies in the world. But, as is the norm in music business, Universal Music SA is a ‘South African’ company distributing in that country and environs.
We cannot confirm as at the time of writing, the specific particulars of the P Square contract, and whether the brothers are also in talks with Universal in Europe and the US.
The deal with P Square, we’re told, is a South Africa distribution deal covering past and current P Square catalogues. ref: wire-reports