The 38-year-old songwriter took to his his Instagram page on Monday to break the news.

“Hello Timi, My name is @ted_cockle and I am the Chairman of Virgin EMI Records @virginemi @universalmusicgroup. I just want to personally welcome you home,” he wrote.

In a second post, he wrote that, “you can’t take God out of the Equation, GOD is the Equation.”

Virgin EMI is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group (UMG) and was founded in 2013.

Currently, the label operates two A&R and marketing streams in Virgin Records and EMI Records respectively.

At some point, EMI was the biggest record label in the world behind Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music. Virgin Records was founded by Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nick Powell and Tom Newman.

The talented music star became popular in 2007 when he won the West African Idol singing competition.



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