Hypertek Digital (formerly known as Hypertek Entertainment; prior to 2006–2013) is a Nigerian based record label founded by recording artist 2Baba. The label currently distributes through Sony Music Publishing, a unit of Sony Music Group. The label currently houses recording music act 2Baba, Victor Uwaifo, and RockSteady.[1][2] Artists formerly signed to the label, include Dammy Krane.

Hypertek Digital
Parent company
Distributor(s)Sony Music Publishing
GenreVarious genres
Country of originNigeria

History edit

Hypertek Digital was founded in 2013 by 2Baba, it formerly operates under the name Hypertek Entertainment from 2006 to 2013. The entertainment company, 960 Music Group acquired forty percent of Hypertek Entertainment, alongside Aristokrat Records.[3] In 2013, 2Baba officially signaled the end of Hypertek Entertainment, and launched Hypertek Digital as its new imprint under 960 Music Group.[4]

It was established following 2Baba's departure from Kennis Music, a record label owned by Kehinde Ogungbe, and Dayo Adeneye.

On 15 September 2020, Hypertek Digital signed publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.[5] According to 2Baba, the deal, presents top-level expertise, structure and experience to unlock opportunities on a global scale for Hypertek Digital, and it's artists.[5]

Departure edit

Dammy Krane and credit card fraud edit

In 2017, Dammy Krane was kicked out of Hypertek Digital by 2Baba, as Ademola Olonilua shares story with The Punch saying, it was for a very wrong reason as he was arrested for credit card fraud and grand theft in the United States. A source very close to the singer, in a chat with Saturday Beats said part of his woes was his expulsion from Hypertek.[6]

Artists edit

Current acts edit

Act Year signed
RockSteady 2012
Victor Uwaifo 2013

Former acts edit

Act Year
under the
Dammy Krane 2012 2017 1

Discography edit

Artist Album Details
2face Idibia The Unstoppable
  • Released: December 20, 2008
  • Chart Position: —
  • Certification: —
The Unstoppable International Edition
  • Released: June 27, 2010
  • Chart Position: —
  • Certification: —
Away & Beyond
  • Released: April 30, 2012
  • Chart Position: —
  • Certification: —
The Ascension
  • Released: July 21, 2014
  • Chart Position: 12 (Billboard)
  • Certification: —

References edit

  1. ^ "NET Exclusive: 2face Idibia signs Victor Uwaifo to HyperTek Digital - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. 2013-11-30. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ "Dammy Krane reveals secret of his bond with 2face - Klieg Lights, Life". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  3. ^ "65 People, Places, Events And Things To Watch Out For In 2014 | Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". 2014-03-16. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  4. ^ "2face Idibia Signals The End of Hypertek Entertainment + Launches Hypertek Digital | Entertainment Rave Magazine". 2015-05-04. Archived from the original on 2015-05-04. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b "2Baba's Hypertek Digital Inks Publishing Deal with Sony/ATV!". BellaNaija. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  6. ^ "'Why Dammy Krane was kicked out of Tuface's record label'". Punch Newspapers. 2017-06-10. Retrieved 26 June 2021.