Nigerian afro-pop music star AV has joined Sony Music Publishing as their latest signee. A private signing was held in honor of the young star in France and AV has revealed plans for an EP release on the 19th of August 2022 titled Thug Love.
Since his breakout onto the music scene in 2021, AV has had an impressive career run holding a record for one of the industry’s biggest breakout singles, Big Thug Boys. Currently, the official music video for Big Thug Boys has amassed a whopping 7.7 million views on YouTube, certifying his star status.
Starting in the Benin city of Edo state, Nigeria with a musical background heavily influenced by the sounds around him, AV wasn’t far from an epiphany to venture fully into music. He has managed his operation as an indie artist under the management of Longitude Promotions and gradually catapulted to fame after the release of his breakout single Big Thug Boys. From successive music singles released to an association with some of the industry’s brightest and best acts that include names like DJ Tunez, Wizkid, Victor AD, and Kelvyn Boy, the 22-year-old singer has experienced expansive growth in his overall musical craft. AV has continued to dish out smash singles in a sequence of Confession, Jiggy and his latest release NoDeyForm.