Timi Dakolo, Nigerian soul singer, has signed a record deal with Virgin EMI, a UK based record label.

The 38-year-old songwriter took to his his Instagram page on Monday to break the news.

This deal with EMI/Virgin/Universal was not just made possible and executed by industry boss, Efe Ogbeni, he also managed Timi’s new Christmas Album project.

According to internal sources, after EMI heard the Humberto Gatica and Frederic Gassita produced Christmas album which was recorded in Los Angeles, London and Budapest, they were blown away and very drawn to the project. This project is already bringing good tidings as Timi is now an artiste under the Virgin EMI Records and part of the Universal family.

Currently, the label operates two A&R and marketing streams in Virgin Records and EMI Records respectively.

At some point, EMI was the biggest record label in the world behind Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music. Virgin Records was founded by Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nick Powell and Tom Newman.