Ace comedian, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, has announced a mega deal he signed with a US-based record label Empire.
Basketmouth made this known on Wednesday via his official Instagram handle.
The Nigerian comedian and actor wrote, “Hey guys, did I mention that I have been signed by @empire? Well… I am (sic).”
EMPIRE Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc. (marketed as EMPIRE) is an American distribution company and record label founded in 2010 by Ghazi Shami and headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in New York City, London, Nashville, and Atlanta. It has released albums in various genres but it is predominantly focused on hip hop music.
Many prominent companies and artists have partnerships with EMPIRE with music being distributed across platforms such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Rdio, along with physical CDs and vinyl being distributed to traditional record stores.
The deal comes after Basketmouth’s successful album YABASI, released in 2020 and will give the comedian an advance, a budget, and marketing support for his upcoming project.