Idahams, the singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, recently inked a major deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria. The Port-Harcourt born singer who has been making waves over the last three years having featured on a number of hit records such as Toast, God Can Bless Anybody featuring Mr 2kay and the 2018 single, No One Else featuring Teni, has joined in the UMGNG roster as part of a joint venture deal with Grafton Entertainment.
Born Hart Idawarifagha lshmael from the famous southern Nigeria island, Bonny in Rivers state, Idahams was groomed for stardom at an early age. The singer, songwriter and producer started honing his musical talent at the age of 10 and would go on to land a deal with Grafton records in 2016.
‘Billion Dollar’ is set to become his first major release under Universal Music Group Nigeria (UMGNG). The song, a rhythmic earnest prayer for God to bless the works and businesses of every hardworking individual, takes on an inspirational theme; addressing the desire to acquire wealth and transcend penury. The song with its catchy chorus and smooth blend, motivates one to strive in reaching the next level.
Speaking on his deal with UMGNG, he said “ I have been pushing to achieve mainstream success over the last three years and I have been fortunate with the reception that my music has received this far. The deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria, allows me to tap into the labels resources and experience within the industry. The goal is to have my music heard beyond the continent and I believe this deal will help me achieve this.”
General Manager of Universal Music Group, Nigeria, Ezegozie Eze commented, “We are excited to have Idahams join the family through this deal with Grafton Entertainment. He has shown incredible growth as an artist and has recorded a number of wins through his existing deal. We, as a label are simply here to help him amplify his music and take him to the next level and we cannot wait to get to work with the release of his new single, ‘Billion Dollar’.
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