J. Derobie, a Ghanaian award-winning singer, has revealed that he is not currently signed to a record label.
During an interview with Sammy Flex on CTV’s Class Showbiz, J. Derobie revealed that, while he is not currently signed to a music label, he has a deal with other brands such as emPawa.
“I’m not signed under any label. But I have a distribution deal with emPawa (Africa), he, however, added, “It’s about to end though”.
Explaining his business with emPawa, J Derobie stated that his deal with Nigerian music star Mr. Eazzi was for distribution and not a music label deal.
Explaining that it was rather a distribution deal, he noted that: “Mr Eazi is well-versed in the music business,” but “at the time [they met], that was the kind of deal that I was able to get.”
“We’ve worked all this while even though it’s coming to an end,” he stressed.
“Even this album, I dropped it with emPawa,” he highlighted. “It’s also part of the deal.”
Speaking on his experience working with emPawa, he said: “It’s been great and thoughtful.”
“I’ve learned a lot,” he said again and indicated that he is open to renewing the distribution deal upon expiry if only after careful examination, “which is due diligence, I’m content that it’s a good deal. We’ll sign and then we move on.”
From all that he has learned since 2019, he explained that he will want some changes to the current deal.
“It’s not about the money,” he said matter-of-factly.