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Entertainment of Friday, 22 May 2020


Dotman teams up with Labo Entertainment to drop debut album

Dotman and Labo Ent. founder, Olabisi Akanbi Dotman and Labo Ent. founder, Olabisi Akanbi

Nigerian singer, Olatunji Oladotun Alade aka Dotman is set to finally release his long-overdue debut album under the Labo Entertainment music group.

After initial setbacks with his previous management, the singer who is known for his 2016 hit song, Akube like any of his contemporaries has nursed a desire to release a body of work.

The University of Lagos graduate has churned out hits and collaborations with top acts such as Davido, 9ice, Mr Eazi, DJ Spinall and DJ Exclusive after over six years in the industry.

Only some days ago, the singer released the video of his latest hit song Enugbe and it is now getting air rotation on major satellite music stations.

Labo Entertainment, a subsidiary of Labo Group (founded by Olabisi Akanbi) which also has a primary interest in real estate and automobile is not a newcomer in the music industry. In its first coming, the label had under its roaster wave-making artistes such as Konga, Sideone, Ecoman and Smapee.

The label which birthed in 2004 and later got registered in 2008 has previously worked with commercially successful artists. Dotman will tap from the rich experience of A&R maven cum businessman, Olabisi Akanbi.

Dotman was excited about his new partnership with Labo, hinting that the already-completed album will be released soon under the group’s subsidiary, Labo Entertainment. He explained, “We are excited to align ourselves with a very talented and creative artiste like Dotman who is one of the hottest young musicians in Nigeria. For an artiste with a great work ethics, working with Dotman has been very promising. We would have love to roll out with much activation but due to the COVID19 pandemic, we had to strategize to focus on digital release alone for now at a date we will announce soon.”

On his part, Dotman likened his feeling about his forthcoming debut album to that of a father eagerly expecting his child. Dotman enthused, “I have worked hard and waited a long time for this time to come. To say that I am happy is putting it mildly. Everything is aligning to make the release of my first album a success coming from my days as a rookie singer in the University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG). With God on my side and Labo Group behind me, I am excited to hold my first baby in my hands and share this beauty with the world.”

Born March 15th 1984, Akanbi who is married with three kids is a product of the streets where he rose from attending Africa Church Primary School and Pre-Camous College both in Ifako-Ijaiye.

The Epe, Lagos-born entrepreneur studied Business Management at Cavendish College, London before proceeding to broaden his skills at St Patrick’s College, London.

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