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Afrobeat musician, Rayce, has signed a distribution deal with U.S-based record label, Shanachie Entertainment. Making the announcement on their website, General Manager of Shanachie Entertainment, Randall Grass stated, “Afrobeats is the most exciting new music we’ve heard in a while. Rayce is a superstar who has already proven that he can make hits.”

The deal cames days after Rayce parted ways with his former manager. He said,: “This is coming at a very good time in my career.

“I have some projects going on right now, and I believe working under the aegis of a renowned label like Shanachie Entertainment will yield positive results.”

Born Rayce Amoni Kingsley in Lagos, 1983, the Edo State indigene, who is currently signed to Jebon Records, has further boosted his career with the deal.

This reiterates his life-long ambition to carve a niche for himself in the Nigerian music industry.

The singer, who got his big break in 2011 with the singles Roll and Wetin Dey, has since gone on to have collaborations with some of the top artistes in Nigeria.

His new single African Juice is set to be released soon.