Ugandan musician Irene Ntale has signed a recording contract with one of the world’s leading music groups, Universal Music Group (UMG) at their offices in Nigeria.

Ntale has been a solo artist since 2016 when she resigned from Swangz Avenue Music Company.

She joins a long list of international and African artists at Universal Music Group. From Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey to Mr. Eazi, Tiwa Savage among many others.

UMG own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.

They identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

It is also believed that Universal Music Records is targeting several Ugandan musicians in bid to penetrate the African music market.

Universal Music Group is considered one of the “Big Three” record labels, along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group.