Ugandan music continues to get the international recognition it has enjoyed in the recent years. From getting nominated in International awards to performing on big stages worldwide and getting signed to International music labels, Ugandan musicians, producers and DJs are enjoying all the fruits that come from improving the quality of their work.
News reaching us is that former Swangz Avenue signee Irene Ntale has signed a mega multi-album recording and management deal with entertainment giant Universal Music Group (UMG), through its Africa division Universal Music Group Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria.
The “Stamina daddy” singer is excited about the developments and new direction of her career, and has already shared the news on her Instagram page with the caption “Universal Music Group shall we begin?”
It should be remembered that Ntale was formerly signed to Swangz Avenue but ended her relationship with the label after getting misunderstandings with her management team for she felt her career was being taken less serious, and being exploited in the process.
Under UMG, the singer, songwriter and guitarist joins a host of African heavyweights signed under the group like Tanzania’s songstress Vanessa Mdee, Nigeria’s Tekno and diva Tiwa Savage formerly of Mavin Records.
Irene Ntale is the second Ugandan musician this year to sign for a major International label, former Swangz Avenue manager-turned-musician Vinka having signed with Sony Music Africa late in May.
Matooke Republic will keep you informed once we get more details about the deal but for now, we wish Irene the best with her new team.