PRESS RELEASE: Sammie Okposo Gets International Record Deal For the first time
Oklahoma based TMG Records; a wholly white owned and managed record label in America has signed on to the label their first black artiste. The fluky artiste is Nigeria's own gospel music wonder boy who has re-defined contemporary gospel music, Sammie Okposo. The deal has been described as a legendary one by Okposo's Business Development Manager, Tony Nwakalor of Yes Records. The label has announced August 15 , 2011 as the official press conference in America where the label executives will reveal all the details of the record deal to the media and why they signed him to Tate Music Group . The photo shoot for his new album is the day after, August 16 in Oklahoma. According to Okposo's publicist, Media & Marketing Experts ( MME), the first project that will be carried out by TMG Records is to release Okposo's new album, The Statement to the international market. The album will be re-produced by 10 times Grammy Awards winner, Kevin Bond with support from Sammie Okposo to infuse the African flavour. Talks are also currently on with the managements of different international artistes like Chevelle Franklyn, Mary Mary, Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin and Deitrick Haddon for possible collaborations on some tracks on the album. Speaking concerning the new deal, Okposo said the deal is a long awaited one. "The deal to release my album internationally and find it in every music store across the world is a welcome development but it doesn't mean my previous albums were not sold outside Nigeria. Just that it was on a small scale. We believe the new deal will open more doors and boost our image internationally. It is long overdue", he said. The United Nations Ambassador who marked his wedding anniversary on July 1 , 2011 has also moved into a new palatial edifice in Lekki Phase 1 , Lagos. The architectural master piece had been described as one of its kind by those that have been opportune to visit the Okposos new home. The magnum-opus is a five bedroom duplex with a pent house and a Boys Quarter. Okposo who confirmed the development said it's an anniversary gift for his wife.