From New EP to Distribution/Recording Contract, Here’s What You Should Know About Wande Coal’s New Deal With American Label, Empire
Nigeria’s foremost leading vocalist, a true star and incredibly talented songwriter Wande Coal has signed a deal with American music distribution and recording company, Empire via a joint venture deal with Starstruck Management.
The veteran Nigerian music superstar Wande Coal, who had a quiet year in 2019, is out with a new single titled ” Ode Lo Like ” under the Empire label.
As part of the deal, Wande Coal will be releasing EP titled ” Realms ” under the label in 2020, which is the first project from him since 2015, The EP is due for March 6th, and both Wande’s new singles ” Vex ” & ” Ode Lo Like ” will appear in the EP.
“Ode Lo Like” builds around a sinuous guitar line and cheerful synth-horns from producers Dapiano and Screwface. “‘Ode Lo Like’ is a [Nigerian] phrase which means ‘They love fools,’” Coal explains. “It’s a street [slang] generated for people taking advantage of entertainers and ‘cool personalities’ and seeing them as fools, and liking them because they are easily accessed and [they] easily give in. I’m saying: They love fools, but we are not fools — we know what we are doing.”
EMPIRE Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc. 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, and Atlanta.
Starstruck Management: Founded in 1988, Starstruck Entertainment is owned and operated by Narvel Blackstock. Starstruck Entertainment develops and manages talent including singers, songwriters, producers, and recording engineers.