Nigeria’s Tunji Balogun Joins Rihanna, Other Music Stars at Def Jam Recordings

Nigeria’s Tunji Balogun Joins Rihanna, Other Music Stars at Def Jam Recordings

  • Popular record executive, Tunji Balogun has succeeded his American counterpart Paul Rosenberg at Def Jam
  • Balogun joined the American record label after spending six years at RCA, a record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment
  • Going forward, Balogun will be serving at the 37-year-old record label as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Music executive Tunji Balogun has succeeded talent manager Paul Rosenberg, at American record label Def Jam.

With his appointment, Balogun will serve as Def Jam’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Tunji Balogun to work alongside Rihanna, others at Jef Dam Recordings
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Nigeria’s Tunji Balogun Joins Rihanna, Other Music Stars at Jef Dam Recordings. Photo: Tunji Balogun/ Variety
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Balogun joined the American label as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after his six years stint at Sony Music’s RCA Records.

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With his appointment, Balogun is poised to be working alongside Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, amongst others, as the music company is also home to the globally recognised music stars.

Prior to his time at RCA, Balogun spent no less than seven years at Interscope Records. During his time at the American record label owned by Universal Music Group, he signed singer and songwriter Khalid, rapper Bryson Tiller, amongst others.

In the course of exploit, he co-founded Keep Cool, a joint venture record label with RCA.

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Mo Abudu to produce Hushpuppi’s biopic

Nollywood producer, Mo Abudu has disclosed her intention to produce the biopic of infamous fraudster Hushpuppi.

The Ebony Life CEO said she would be producing the film in partnership with Hollywood filmmaker Will Packer.

Explaining why she has a special interest in telling Hushpuppi’s story via a film, Abudu said stories like that have a lot of lessons that can be learned.

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The revered filmmaker, therefore, noted that due to the lessons that may be taught through Hushpuppi's story, if she had not picked interest in it, another person would tell it to preserve its authenticity.

Hushpuppi, who recently made news headlines after indicting Abba Kyari, one of Nigeria's most decorated cops, was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in 2020, and subsequently extradited to the US for prosecution.

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