Top talent director Franklin Amudo has taken a new initiative to position his D’Luxe management for a global market.
With a career spanning three decades in various sectors of the Nigerian entertainment industry, Amudo has featured his partnership with leading agencies around the world.
Amudo’s talent management team, with the sole vision of bridging the gap in curating, mentoring, promoting and managing talent, has worked in various capacities with various Nigerian and international artists including 2face, Tony Tetuila, Femi Kuti, Tamara Dey, Cassper Nyovest. Nas, Jay Z & Beyonce, Global Citizen with D’banj and recently with Yemi Alade.
Amudo had worked in various capacities as a brand person for the better part of a decade with National Sports Lottery, MTN, FinBank, Ondo State Government, David Mark Electoral Campaign, Storm Records, and 001 EVENTS.
The talent manager, who carries out his work with brazen confidence, has D’Luxe Management as the official talent reserve and management agency, with Pernod Ricard as home to Martel, Jameson, Absolut Vodka and a wide variety of spirits brands. Hennessy Artistry and Absolut Road have actively participated in MAMAS.
He became popular for representing D’banj as Personal and Commercial Manager as well as General Manager of the CREAM Platform prior to his resignation in January 2019 to start a Talent Management Agency which gave birth to D’luxe Management Ltd together with Jason Amusa and Ibrahim Qudus. .
“It has been a long time coming and we have been working towards it for some time. The big picture is to build a platform that is bigger than an artist. It’s like the gateway to talent management on this side of the world, “Amudo said of his mission in a short talk.
Expanding their partnerships, Amudo said: “The vision is to nurture talent for global exposure and with global partners including Starz Records in the UK, 1865blackflag Atlants, DDE Rwanda and Escobar Entertainment in South Africa, we have positioned D’Luxe Management as a toast and gateway to talent management in Nigeria. And to this end, we recently hired Holmes as our first talent project. “
Amudo’s newest talent in D’Luxe management, Holmes, is a homegrown Nigerian artist hailing from Warri in Delta State. The 28-year-old artist, born in Umughare Prosper Aghogho, is currently signed to independent label Addictive Sound Records.