Just few months after the rap queen had recorded a song with one of Xist Music artiste and grammy nominee “Da T.r.u.t.h” titled Celebrate and also playing host to the Love Hope and War tour concert in Lagos Nigeria, The female Rap queen “BOUQUI” with her recording label outfit “ Bouqui’s Place Entertainment” has joined forces with Xist Music USA leaving her as the first African artiste and the first female act on the label.
The breakthrough deal includes international recordings with all Xist Music artistes and other relevant artistes in the world and not forgetting an intensive distribution of B.O.U.Q.U.I’s album and materials in the United States of America and the UK.
The deal will also see BOUQUI as the President of the new invention “Xist Africa”, with BOUQUI’S PLACE ENTERTAINMENT leading the quest of Xist Worldwide in Nigeria and Africa.
Speaking on the deal in an exclusive interview with MuziQglobe World CEO “Awoyemi Olayinka is Xist Music record label CEO “TBlack”, saying ‘I am proud to announce the signing of Nigeria’s Gospel hip hop star B.O.U.Q.U.I and her outfit Bouqui’s Place Entertainment to XIST MUSIC USA. Bouqui has proven worthy of an artiste that could hold her own anywhere in the world and we at Xist Worldwide are so glad to have the service of the Rapvangelist as the first African artiste and as the President of Xist Africa. This is no joke at all, its history in the making and a good thing for Nigerian music and Africa at large he concluded.
TBlack was the first to announce the innovation two days ago via his twitter page saying “@BOUQUI2 reppin @Xist_Music in Lagos! Welcome to the family! #HISTORYINTHEMAKING” via @officialtblack before BOUQUI also twitted saying “XIST comes to the Motherland NIGERIA… Its soooooooooo on!!!!” via her handle @bouqui2
Tblack is the CEO of @Xist_Music USA (http://www.xistmusic.com) and Owner of @Beyondhiphop (http://www.beyondhiphop.com) & @Gospelplanet1 (http://www.gospelplanet.com)
Meanwhile Xist music on the other hand is the home label to the multiple award winning acts including four time Stellar award winner and two time Dove and Grammy award nominee DA T.R.U.T.H, The Ambassador, Mobo award winning Jahaziel, Sean Simmonds, Yaves and N.F.
This event is said to be another milestone reached in the history of the Nigerian music industry and hoping that the deal throws more door open in the Gospel hip hop scene internationally with Xist Music Africa setting up in Nigeria.
The Bouqui Xist Music deal is coming after the music industry had witnessed lot of International invasion in the past years including that of D’banj RCA Sony distribution deal, Wizkid and P Squares’ Konvict music deal and the mega box signing of D’banj and DonJazzy to Kanye West Good Music Imprint.
BOUQUI with the birth name Bukola Folayan will be kicking off her Xist Music exploration with an all stars song which will feature some of the artistes under the Xist Music Imprint including Sean Simmonds and Jahaziel in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile with the latest development around BOUQUI, expect her forthcoming coming double CD album “Marks Of a General and Eve Of Independence”.