Michael Ugwu


Michael Ugwu is the pioneer general manager for Sony Music Entertainment West Africa, one of the largest record labels in the world.

Prior to that Ugwu was and still is an investor in Freeme Digital. Freeme Digital is the premier 3rd party digital distribution company in Nigeria with a growing array of artists, comedians and content.

Before Freeme Digital Ugwu was the CEO of iROKING Ltd (part of the iROKO Partners family). iROKING was set up to re-organise Nigerian music distribution online via its proprietary streaming/download platform iROKING.com. In 2011 Ugwu oversaw the initial iROKING.com content acquisition effort, signing 50 of Nigeria’s biggest artists to landmark deals and successfully renegotiating subsequent deals in 2013.

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Profile added by Music In Africa Foundation on 23 Oct 2017
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