Singer Burna Boy has sealed a deal with Universal Music with the signing of an ‘Exclusive Songwriter Agreement’, reports
ESWA or "staff writer" contract, is a legal contract in which the song writer generally grants all of the publisher’s (Unviversal Music) share of the income to the music publisher.
The writer’s (Burna Boy) services are exclusive to the music publishers for a specified period of time.
Thus, any compositions written within that period belong to the music publisher.
The former Aristokrat Records front-runner had been independent since he parted ways with the label sometime last year.
Burna Boy is not the first Nigerian act to have sealed a deal with Universal Music. In March 2014, Chocolate City rapper, Ice Prince entered an exclusive deal with the record powerhouse.