Empire Mates Entertainment, Nigeria’s premier music label has announced the launch of its highly anticipated all staralbum titled Empire Mates State of Mind.
The 22 tracked LP, which boasts of some of Nigeria’s finest artists such as BankyW, WizKid, Skales, Niyola and more, promises to be the album to beat in 2012 and beyond.
Speaking at a media event in Lagos on Friday June 15, CEO of EME, Banky Wellington, reiterated the music label’s commitment to providing only the hottest and the best music to its teeming fans. “We consider it a privilege for us to do this for our fans and we’ve worked with some of the finest artists, DJ’s, producers, directors in Nigeria and beyond on this album. Wiz, Skales, our first lady, Niyola, Basketmouth, Masterkraft, Legendary Beats, Spellz, Sarz, Shizzy, KidConnectwith special guest appearances from award winning comedianBasketmouth, Shaydee, Ghana based rapper, XO Senavoe and US based singing sensation, Rotimi and so many others.
Throughout the entire process, it’s been totally ‘team EME’, we’re proud of our efforts and really hope our fans will be also.”
Meanwhile, Banky W has also been announced as an Olympic torch bearer to herald the forthcoming Olympic games in London alongside some other outstanding Nigerian celebrities:KanuNwankwo, FunkeAkindeleand Steve “Yaw” Onu. He will be the first Nigerian singer to be honoured in this way and will be carrying the torch at the Olympic Torch Relay holding at Coventry on July 1st 2012.
Banky’s protégé and label mate, Wizkid, has also been having a superlative year. Not only has he scored an exclusive one year endorsement deal with popular drinks giant, Pepsi, he is also a nominee in this year’s BET Awards (Best African Act) which will hold at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles USA.
The EME all-star album is available, for free, from Monday June 18th, on Spinlet, Nigeria’s premier digital distribution and promotion platform.