The Temple Management Company (TMC) is proud to announce the launch of its sister company – Temple Music Limited (TMPL) is established for the development, production, promotion and distribution of African talent to the world.
As a Management Company, TMC has made its mark in West, East and South Africa through the offices in Nairobi, Kenya and partnership with Johannesburg-based, urban digital platform Touch HD. Its newest addition, Temple Music, is a boost for the music industry in Africa.
Six pioneer acts have been signed to Temple Music and they are singers 9ice, veteran Disc jockey, DJ Jimmy Jatt, MTN Project Fame winner, Jeff Akoh, Big Brother Naija 2017’s runner up Bisola Aiyeola, US-based singer, Chris Akinyemi and Producer, Aaron Monroe also Known as Mr Labz, award-winning producer Tee-Y Mix and Adey, one of the hottest producers around.
Temple Music offers a sneak peek into what this new record label has to offer, with the release of the hot new single, “Water + Fire” produced by Tee-Y Mix and vocals by Jeff and Bisola.
Along with the launch of TMPL, Temple Music is also proud to announce a partnership with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for global distribution of all Temple Music releases.
Starting off this union is Jeff Akoh, who will be releasing a debut album, Lokoja, on August 29 via Temple Music/Roc Nation. This genre bending body of work features production from Tee-Y Mix, Cobhams Asuquo, Team Salut and DJ Coulbon, amongst others.
The Group Chief Executive of Temple, Idris Olorunnimbe, said this announcement was a watershed in the history of music in Africa.
“With the launch of Temple Music, we are now positioned as a uniquely Pan-African label. We will coordinate releases to synchronise in unison from Lagos to Lesotho and from Nairobi to Niamey.”
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