Abolore Akande, popularly known as 9ice, has signed with Temple management company, representatives of Mavin Records, Funmi Iyanda, among others.
The management deal was sealed on Thursday, February 16, at the corporate office of the company in Victoria Island, Lagos, TopNaija can confirm.
Representatives of both parties were present at the sign-on event.
Idris Olorunnimbe, CEO, TMC, noted that 9ice still commands a strong place in Nigerian music.
“We recognise the foundation that 9ice has built and established, together we can build on and take it to newer heights,” Olorunnimbe said.
“At Temple Management Company, we do not gamble but believe in strategy and pinpoint execution,” he added.
“With our team and structure, we are here to support 9ice to actualize his career goals. In 9ice, we see a brand that has an important and strategic core that we can expand.”
Speaking on the new arrangement, 9ice said, “For me, this is the right thing to do at this stage in my career and indeed for any forward thinking artiste. When we started music, we grew with the knowledge that everything was all about the artiste; you are the manager, owner of the record label etc. We did this to the best of our ability.”
“This is the time to give experienced professionals the chance to take care of you because one will become the better for it. Temple Management are like our own Sony or BMG in Nigeria. Any artiste who plans to grow need to work with the right people such as Temple Management Company.”
The management company has on its roster, clients such as Don Jazzy, Mavin Records, Project Fame winner, Jeff, Iyanya, among others.