Over the years, the Nigerian music industry has seen many musicians come in and out of it, nothing really deep happens though. Some artistes just have problems of getting good management and record label for greater publicity. Here is a list of the notable record labels in Nigeria you should watch out for.

Mavin Records is a revamped Nigerian-based record label founded by recording artist and record producer Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012. After successfully leading the now defunct MoHits Records, Don Jazzy set out to create something that people would not have thought possible at that stage in his career. Today, the Mavin Records is the best and foremost record label in Nigeria, with popular and active artistes to its name such as Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, D Prince, and Di’ja. For the MAVINS, every day is always a winning day.

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2. YBNL: Founded in 2013, the name could possibly mean different things, but the obvious name that the owner has been associated with is “Yahoo Boy No Laptop.” Owned and managed by Olamide Adedeji otherwise known as Baddo, the record label is fast becoming the most populous and widely accepted Record label in the country due to the amount of trends gained by its signed artiste. The Label boasts of so many people which include musicians, Dj’s and Producers. The ones we can find are; Viktoh, Chinko Ekun, Zino, Adekunle Gold, BBanks, Young John, Pheelz and Dj Enimoney. Lil Kesh, a protégé of the label left recently to fly his own record label, YAGI.


3. CHOCOLATE CITY: Chocolate City was founded in 2005 by Lawyer Audu Maikouri along with Paul Okeugo and Yahaya Maikouri. Choc Boyz Nation is one record label that most young Nigerian rappers dream of representing. The Record is currently handled and coordinated by MI Abaga with loyal artistes like Ice Prince, Victoria Kimani, Jesse jagz, Milli and Coker Chocolate City was the first Nigerian Music Company to attain a global music award and recognition, International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year (IYMEY) IN 2007.

4. E.M.E RECORDS: If there is one record that really seems to have that special magic which makes their song feel special, its EME, managed and owned by Bankole “Banky W” Wellington.
Artists formerly signed to the label include top stars like; WizKid and Skales. The record label boast of stars like Banky W, Shaydee and Niyola. DJ Xclusive is the label’s official DJ. Producers associated with the label include Masterkraft, Jay Sleek, Cobhams Asuquo, Spellz and Samklef, among others.

5. HKN GANG: We could call this label a family union. HKN Gang is undoubtedly one of the leading and best record labels in Nigeria. Managed by the Adeleke Brothers, they have been able to create a very good fusion of Afropop and Lifestyle. The team is made up of artists like B-Red, Sina Rambo, Davido, Danagog, King Special and DeeKay.

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6. FIVE STAR MUSIC: Owned by E Money, a Nigerian Billionaire, the label has been able to rise above ranks with very few artistes, what a record to behold. Five Star Music is home to Kcee, HarrySongz, and Skibii Mayana. Without much ado, we thank the label mates of five star Music for rocking our heads with “Reggae Blues” beats.

7. STAR BOY ENTERTAINMENTS: Star Boy Entertaiments is actively one of the mainstream labels that keep dropping hit wonders in the industry. Owned and controlled by Wizkid, this record has over the years produced artistes with very good vocals and applicable lyrical contents. They include; Maleek Berry, LAX and Wizkid himself.

8. TRIPPLE MG: Managed by Ubi Franklin and the Sexy Kukere master, Iyanya, this record label is one for the take. Spending monies and currencies on their show wouldn’t be a waste, not when they are at their “A” game. With record mates such as Tekno, Selebobo and Emma Nyra, Trippple MG is the right place to come when you’re beautiful and talented.

9. NORTHSIDE INC: Honestly, Jude Okoye has done so much for this record to survive and the label keeps getting better every day. Record home to the flashiest artistes including the lady with the German juice, Cynthia Morgan, northside inc is arguably one of the best record labels in Nigeria from its inception. Also knowing that it’s owned by the brothers of Musical Duo, PSquare, has bought the label its prestige.

10. HYPERTEK: Hypertek came out as a shocking surprise to almost everyone following 2face’s rendition to have a label of his own. Now, there is no doubt that hypertek remains consistent by pushing out more vocals from their label. Signed to the record label include; Dammy Krane, 2face and others.