Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee is ending 2017 on a real high after landing a huge deal with Universal Music Group.
Universal Music Group is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. It is touted as the world’s leading music company and owns and operates a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.
Some of UMG’s subsidiaries include Def Jam Recordings, Interscope Records, Cash Money Records, and several other major record labels.
Vanessa Mdee, who is currently riding high on the charts with ‘Bounce’, announced the deal on social media revealing her deal was a unique joint signing between UMG, UMG Germany, and Airforce 1 Records.
While announcing the deal, an elated Vanessa Mdee revealed that during the beginning of the year she faced many challenges but by the grace of God that has turned into blessings galore.
She also thanked her fans for the support and hinted that the deal is worth a lot of money. According to the ‘Cash Madame’ singer, the deal is the first of its kind in Africa.
Kama ilivyo ada tunaanza kwa kumshukuru Mungu kwa baraka zake na kibali chake cha kutufikisha siku njema ya leo . Nimeona nitumie fursa hii wapendwa mashabiki zangu mwanzoni mwa mwaka huu nilipitia changamoto nyingi sana, lakini kwa neema za Mungu nilitoka mahali pale na sio kuona baraka tu bali na maajabu mengi yaliyotokea kwenye maisha yangu. Ikiwemo kuwa mmoja wa familia ya Universal music group in a unique signing joint between #Universalmusicgermany #airforce1 #Universalmusicgroup”.
(I will begin by thanking God for his blessings that has brought us this far, Let me take this opportrunity to say that in the beginning of the year I passed through many challenges but through God’s grace I pulled through and emerged victorious and blessed with one of the blessings being joining the Universal Music Group in a unique signing joint between Universal Music group Germany ,Airforce 1 and Universal Music group) Mdee wrote.
Na hii ni mara ya kwanza kwa msanii wa Afrika kupata dili la aina hii yenye mkwanja mrefu sanaaaa. Hii ni habari njema kwa mashabiki zangu na ndio kwanza tumeanza mambo makubwa zaidi yanakuja. Kumbuka kila mwisho wa Jumapili ndio mwanzo wa Jumatatu usiogope kuanza upya”.
(It is the first time for an artiste from Africa to land such a deal with this amount of cash .This is good news to you my fans and greater things are on the way.Remember every end of a Sunday is the beginning of a Monday.) Mdee added.
Kama ilivyo ada, tunaanza kwa kumshukuru mwenyezi mungu kwa baraka zake na kibali chake cha kutufikisha siku njema ya leo. Nawashukuru mashabiki wangu, ndg, jamaa na marafiki wa karibu, tuliokuwa sambamba tangu mwaka unaanza mpaka hivi sasa tukielekea ukingoni. Nimeona niitumie siku na fursa hii kuwajulisha wapendwa mashabiki zangu; Mwanzoni mwa mwaka huu, Nilipitia changamoto nyingi Sana Lakini kwa neema za Mungu , Nilitoka mahali pale na sio kuona baraka tu bali na maajabu mengi yaliyotokea kwenye maisha yangu . Ikiwemo kuwa mmoja wa familia ya Universal Music Group in a unique joint signing between @universalmusicgermany @airforce1 na @universalmusicgroup na hii ni mara ya kwanza kwa Msani wa Kiafrika kupata deal ya aina hii yenye mkwanja mrefuuuuuuuuuuu sana ??. Hii ni habari njema kwa mashabiki wangu na ndiyo kwanza tumeanza. Mambo makubwa zaidi yanakuja ??. Kumbuka kila mwisho wa Jumapili ndiyo mwanzo wa Jumatatu, usiogope kuanza upya. @mdeemusicofficial #SwimmingInJesusJuice #MoneyMondays #MoneyMondaysTheAlbum #SheKing #HistoryInTheMaking #Tanzania #CultureCustodian #VanessaMdee #Pioneer #AndAllGodsPeopleSaidAmen #AfricaToTheWorld #BlackGirlMagic
Mdee has not yet revealed the value of the deal but the record has worked with high flying international artistes such as Kanye West, Arianna Grande, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey and more, meaning the money is really good.
The sultry singer is among a lineup of artists set to perform at the Diani Beach Festival in Mombasa on New Year’s Eve.