Sources have revealed that controversial Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, has been signed by D’banj to his recording outfit DB Records.
The deal had previously been speculated earlier this week, after Tonto was photographed with the entire DB Records crew, in what seemed like a get-together of some sort.
Tonto who has achieved remarkable success in Nollywood over the years, had taken the leap into music production, recording, and publishing, but a majority of her songs such as ‘Hi’, ‘Jeje’, and a few more, have received negative and, for the most part, malicious feedback from the Nigerian public.
We also gathered that along with Tonto Dikeh, DB Records also have added 2 brothers, 2Kriss, who have inked a deal to join the record label. 2Kriss are a collaboration of two brothers with versatile musical productions ranging from Hiphop to Afro-Pop. They previously were signed onto Bigboyz Ent, but with their crossover to DB Records, their career can only get bigger.
With speculations and unconfirmed rumours circulating about the Tonto Dikeh deal, there have been mixed reactions to the move. Many are of the opinion that Tonto was not recruited for her musical dexterity, but as a PR stunt to add a certain allure and spotlight on DB Records. Also, it is public knowledge that D’banj and Tonto Dikeh are friends, and the new deal is just a step forward in what has been a good relationship.
Tonto Dikeh on paper, stands to gain a fairly good number of advantages, as she will now have unfettered access to the production abilities of 2Kriss and DeeVee, as well as the mentorship of D’banj and Kay Switch, while also benefiting from the ‘musical’ atmosphere that exist in organized record labels.
So what next for her? A collaboration with D’banj?
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