On November 4, 2019, talented Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo signed a deal with the Virgin EMI. The label is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
The singer made the announcement via his Instagram page on November 4, 2019. The message reads, “He said Hello Timi,My name is @ted_cockle and I am the Chairman of Virgin EMI Records @virginemi ddecdde7@universalmusicgroup . I just want to personally welcome you home.”
Virgin EMI is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group and it was founded in 2013. The company is a result of merging Mercury Records and Virgin Records. 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.