Tunji Balogun, Chairman & CEO, Def Jam Recordings, Seni Chubbz Saraki and Teni Teezee Zaccheaus, Co-Presidents and Co-Founders of NATIVE Networks, have announced they have entered into an exclusive worldwide joint venture partnership with Native Record.
Native Record is the music division of NATIVE Networks, a Black-owned and operated, multi-platform, multi-disciplinary media and content company dedicated to the discovery and development of young African artists and youth culture. It was founded in 2016 by Seni Saraki, Teni Zaccheaus, Shola Fagbemi, Ademide Edgal and Suleiman Shittu.
The joint venture deal between both parties entails, NATIVE Record, which operates out of Lagos, Nigeria, and the UK, signing and developing talents. Saraki, Zaccheaus and the COO of NATIVE Networks Sholz Fagbemi – in collaboration with Def Jam CEO Balogun, will use their proven A&R-sensibilities and extensive expertise and contacts in the creative community to sign and develop talent across the African musical diaspora.
Tunji Balogun the Def Jam Recordings CEO has previously had groundbreaking success with artists like WizKid and Tems.