Top 5 Record Labels In Nigeria

According to Wikipedia: A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark of music recordings and music videos, or the company that owns it.

Top 5 Record Label In Nigeria
Top 5 Record Label In Nigeria

They have artists, producers, DJs, dancers, and all kinds of music professionals whose major aim is to ensure that the company makes a profit from the music business.

Today, we have compiled this list of the top 5 most popular and biggest labels in the Nigerian music industry.

1. Mavins Records

Mavin Records

Mavin is one of the music labels that every young talent out there wishes to join. The label was established on 8 may, 2012 immediately after the closure of Mo ‘Hits Records which was owned by Don jazzy and D’banj. The Label is owned by Don Jazzy.

Mavins record has the likes of Rema, Ayra star, Johnny Drille, Boy spice, Crayon, Ladipoe, Magixx.

The Label has produced top artists like Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Dija, Dr Sid and others

The label was nominated for the Best record label of the year 2013 city people entertainment awards and later won it in 2014.

2. YBNL Nation

YBNL Nation

This record label was named after the second album of the CEO and Singer, Olamide. YBNL stands for ‘yahoo boy no laptop’.

The label is one of the best record labels with classic and already established stars both past and present.

The music label has also produced some top music act in the country like Lil Kesh, Vector, Chinko Ekun, Dj Enimoney, and Adekunle Gold, among others.

The label was nominated for and won the award for the best record label of 2015-2016.

Currently, the label is still performing well with the presence of the label boss Olamide, and his crew: Fire Boy, Jayboi, Asakw and the ever-living Dj Enimoney.

3. DMW (Davido Music Worldwide)


‘Davido Music Worldwide is a private music company owned by the Afrobeats singer, Davido since 2016.

The Label is one of the biggest in the country and has also produced some top act like Mayorkun, Dremo, Idowest, Danagog,, Yonda, Deinde, Dj Ecool, Ayanfe, Davido’s cousin, B-red and others.

The Label still has the likes of the Boss, Davido alongside, Peruzzi, Liya and Dj Ecool.

DMW had been nominated for (2016) and even won the award for the record label of the year three consecutive times (2017-2019) On the Beatz and City People Music award.

4. Marlian Music

Marlian Music

2020 was the year the Marlians music label was established and it is owned by the controversial Musician, Azeez Fashiola, A.K.A Naira Marley 2020.

Without delay, Naira Marley signed about four artists into his label during his show at the Marlian feast.

These artists include Mohbad, Zinoleesky, Dj Lambo, Brymo, Cblvck, Emo Grae, Tori Keeche and Fabian.

5. Spaceship Entertainment

Spaceship Ent

In 2015 Spaceship Entertainment was launched and founded by recording artist Burna Boy, as a flagship of Spaceship Collective.

The label as a list of top recording acts like the CEO himself, Burna Boy also Nissi. It also houses producers LeriQ and Telz.

In 2020, the label signed Buju now known as Bnxn to join the team and in 2021 the contract ended which he didn’t renew.

We also have more record labels in Nigeria but these are the top 5 record labels in the county producing good artists and songs.

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