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Tonye Garrick Signs New Record Deal with Iyanya & Ubi Franklin’s MMMG Records

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MMMG record label, co-owned by award winning pop artist Iyanya and CEO Ubi Franklin, announced today that it has signed emerging artist Tonye Garrick to a recording deal. Ubi issued a statement through Instagram congratulating Tonye.

Congratulations to Tonye. I hope the relationship works out. Tonye will be the second female artist signed to the label. The first was Emma Nyra whose stay with the label was plagued with controversy involving Ubi, including allegations of domestic violence.

Tonye I think may be a better personality match for the label. Artists, make sure you do your research before you sign with any label. Personality compatibility matters, a lot.

Read the statement below:

“First Lady Alert. @whoistonye on behalf of Me The CEO Of Made Men Music and The Chairman and Board of Directors cc:@iyanya And Artiste @iyanya @teknoofficial@selebobo1 @chibbzofficial and Our Super Producer @djcoublon And staffs@mademenmusicgroup1 we Welcome You…

Tonye is a Musical Artist, Songwriter and Creative who has taken the African music industry by storm with her ultra-sensational, sultry vocals and lyrics.

Born in England, Tonyé spent most of her childhood and adult years in Paris, Nigeria, and Washington, DC.

From a very young age, she had already begun forging her musical path as she dabbled in dance and theatrical arts both in and outside of school. After obtaining a Bachelors’ degree in International Business & Fashion Merchandising from Marymount University, she did a stint in Corporate America. While she reached many heights in her corporate career, her love for music pushed her to reignite her childhood passion.

In 2009, she took a leap of faith and set her sights on achieving her musical dreams. She auditioned for several music reality shows featured on major networks, including Pop stars 2, MTV’s Making the Band and many others. After the challenges of these experiences, she decided to carve out her own place in the music and performing arts industry. In 2010, she sang an emotional accapella titled “What About Us,” which captured the hearts of many, and was later used for the Nigerian Youth Presidential debate in 2011. The opportunity emerged as a new beginning for Tonyé; as it allowed her to fully immerse herself into recording her own music.”

-Ms. Uduak

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

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