As part of his grand plan for music from Africa taking over the world, global music star and entrepreneur Akon just added another name to his music empire, Konvict Music, by signing producer, DeeVee.
Real name Divine Austins, DeeVee, who until last year was D’banj‘s producer, joins Akon on a multi-year publishing deal.
DeeVee, who produced D’banj’s ‘Feeling The Nigga’, will work with Konvict Music as a producer and writer.
According to Akon’s lawyer, Ayo Shonaiya, who brokered the deal, DeeVee has been signed since the beginning of the year after negotiations for most of last year.
The deal is only just being announced while Akon himself is in Lagos, as work is about to start fully on new material for Akon and other artistes on the Konvick Kartel label.
DeeVee’s producing style is very eclectic, from pop to techno and electronic dance music (EDM).
Aside D’banj, he has produced and worked with international acts like Snoop Dogg, Idris Elba, Big Sean and Fally Ipupa.