Nigerian-born music artist Samklef, whose real name is Samuel Oguachuba, signed with mega superstar Akon for a multi-record deal with KonLive Records.
Samklef, a multi-talented music artist, producer, DJ and video director hails from Imo State, but was born and bred in Lagos – Nigeria. “Life on the Nigerian streets amidst the harsh survival conditions of the typical African ghetto made me business savvy and a realist,” said Samklef. “The opportunity to be part of Akon’s camp and learn from the greatest in the music and business world is an honor.”
Before he took the leap of faith to leave his home country and head to the USA, Samklef worked as a music producer, with some of the biggest in Nigeria’s music industry including Sunny Neji, Ruggedman, Durella, Simi, Wizkid, Skales, D’Prince, Jahdiel, Ice Prince, Olamide, and Vector to mention a few. “I was one of the producer’s behind RCA record label Wizkid’s path to success,” he said. Samklef produced 6 records on Wizkid’s successful debut album, “Superstar,” that sky rocketed him to international success.
“Samklef was signed to KonLive because he is the best all-around entertainer from Nigeria,” said Akon who tops the 2017 list of richest African musicians according to Forbes Africa and known for launching the careers of superstars Lady Gaga and T-Pain. “Everything Samklef touches turns to gold and I expect his first single, “Philo” to quickly climb the charts once it is released in 2017.”
Akon said “My team was very impressed with Samklef’s professionalism. He has worked with Sound Factory, Flow Records, Smashers Records, Back 2 Black, Mindfalls, Exp & i360 and S.O & U.,” said Rozina Negusei, CEO of En-Treeg Records and Akon’s wife. “He a certified hitmaker, has great stage presence and is a master at engaging any music-loving crowd.” The purpose of the partnership is to advance the careers of African and Caribbean talent.