Veteran Nigerian singer 9ice has signed a management deal with Temple Management Company, saying it was the right thing to do.

9ice, who has been out of the limelight in recent times, will join singer Iyanya and the entire Mavin crew as acts signed to the company.

“For me, this is the right thing to do at this stage in my career and indeed for any forward thinking artiste,” 9ice said after signing.

“When we started music, we grew with the knowledge that everything was all about the artiste; you are the manager, owner of the record label etc. We did this to the best of our ability.”

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“This is the time to give experienced professionals the chance to take care of you because one will become the better for it. Temple Management are like our own Sony or BMG in Nigeria. Any artiste who plans to grow need to work with the right people such as Temple Management Company.”

The CEO of Temple Manage Company, Idris Olorunnimbe said: “We recognize the foundation that 9ice has built and established, together we can build on and take it to newer heights.”

“At Temple Management Company, we do not gamble but believe in strategy and pinpoint execution.”

He explained further, “With our team and structure, we are here to support 9ice to actualize his career goals. In 9ice, we see a brand that has an important and strategic core that we can expand.”

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The company also signed ex-Project Fame winner, Jeff Akoh.

“It is the joy of every artist is to have a solid backend and I am happy that TMC brings that and a lot more with strong affiliations with global players in the entertainment industry,” Akoh said after signing.

“After I won Project Fame, there has been a lot of expectations from Nigerians, rightly so. I am more confident than ever that I can do some fantastic music. As they say, when preparation meets opportunity, the inevitable result is success.”