LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide deal with UK artist, songwriter, DJ and producer Afro B.
Afro B has been a prominent figure in the rise of the afrowave scene, which encompasses afrobeats, hip-hop, bashment, RnB and more.
In 2017, he released the hit collaboration “Stay Winning” featuring US rapper Wale and then the massive UK smash “Juice & Power,” a collaboration with Yxng Bane, before he recorded his own classic take on the afrowave genre with “Drogba (Joanna).” The song has since accumulated millions of streams and views globally, spent three months on BBC 1Xtra’s A-list and was also officially reworked by African star Wizkid and remixed featuring French Montana.
Of the newly inked deal, Afro B said: “Afrowave is becoming popular all over the world and working with Warner Chappell Music I know we can spread this infectious sound even further. Guy, Amber and their team see and believe in my vision and will be able to help take African music to the next level.”
Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, Warner Chappell Music, added: “Afro B is a special talent who is right at the forefront of a fresh and vibrant music scene. He’s in very high demand and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get him on board at Warner Chappell Music.”
Amber Davis, Head of A&R, Warner Chappell Music UK, said: “Afro B has the potential to be a global success as a writer and an artist. We’re already seeing his sound gain traction on both sides of the Atlantic with Brandra from our US office having a plethora of incredible writers lining up to work with him.”
Afro B also hosts a weekly UK radio show on Capital XTRA every Saturday night from 11pm-1am, which is one of the biggest afrobeats shows in the UK.