Nigeria-based report label Chocolate Metropolis has appointed Franklin ‘Twizz’ David as its new President of Model, Content material and Partnerships in North America.
Based mostly in New York, David joins the corporate’s govt management staff.
Chocolate Metropolis is residence to the likes of Femi Kuti, four-time Grammy nominated son of the Afrobeat pioneer Fela; hip-hop artist and report producer M.I. Abaga, Afro beats sensation Cube Ailes, Nosa, ClassiQ, Ruby Gyang and acts like Blaqbonez, C Kay and Avenue Billionaires.
As well as, Chocolate Metropolis’s catalog consists of acts reminiscent of Brymo, Ice Prince, and Jesse Jagz.
Chocolate Metropolis partnered with Warner Music Group in 2019. On the time, WMG stated the partnership supposed to “dramatically develop the attain of African artists world wide, and can create new alternatives for world superstars within the area”.
David is tasked with amplifying the corporate’s model, overseeing advertising and marketing campaigns and constructing strategic model partnerships within the area.
Over the course of his profession, David has held positions in radio promotion, sync licensing, model partnerships, sports activities advertising and marketing, authentic content material and worldwide advertising and marketing.
David was most lately Head of Expertise Administration for Unanimous Video games, an Esports and gaming firm primarily based in New York.
The exec, who has over 20 years’ expertise within the leisure trade, reduce his enamel within the trade by way of managing the artists careers, reminiscent of DJ Clue, whereas engaged on tasks for the likes of Fabolous and Mariah Carey.
David additionally has expertise within the sports activities trade, working with NFL gamers Dwight Freeney, Pierre Garcon and Amobi Okoye, in addition to NBA athletes Carmelo Anthony, Baron Davis, Joakim Noah and Pascal Siakim.
“I’m excited and honored for the chance to hitch a legacy African leisure firm like Chocolate Metropolis.”
Franklin David, stated: “I’m excited and honored for the chance to hitch a legacy African leisure firm like Chocolate Metropolis.
“The Label has introduced us among the most wonderful content material out of Africa, the latest being Love Nwantiti by CKay.
“My purpose is to make sure songs like Dada by Younger Jonn, and Artists like Blaqbonez are totally amplified by way of the suitable partnership, collaborations and model publicity Stateside.
“I’m proud to work alongside a tremendous ahead pondering govt staff at Chocolate Metropolis, and grateful for the chance to make the most of my entry and community in order that such nice African platforms can compete with the very best them internationally.”
“Having Twizz onboard is de facto thrilling for us as we search to broaden our base in North America and export our tradition to the world.”
Abuchi Ugwu, Chocolate Metropolis
Abuchi Ugwu, CEO of Chocolate Metropolis, added: “Having Twizz onboard is de facto thrilling for us as we search to broaden our base in North America and export our tradition to the world.
“The market stays a key territory in our development plans because the world opens up extra to Afrobeats and the varied sounds popping out of Africa.
“Twizz has the wealth of expertise, nice repute and eager perception for excellent music all of that are instrumental in executing our world imaginative and prescient.”Music Enterprise Worldwide