Warner Music Canada has bolstered its A&R team with the addition of Jeffrey “LordQuest” Nuamah whose backstory includes 15 years of production, songwriting, recording and mixing.
Under the moniker LordQuest, he has written songs with Kelly Rowland (Don’t You Worry and Diamonds) and SiR, and co-produced and co-written more than 50 titles with Arin Ray (ZZZ, Interscope), Schoolboy (Oxymoron, Top Dawg/Interscope), Ruben Young (Dreamstate), Maestro (Gladiator, Dearly Departed ft. Kardinal Offishall, and The Conversation) Juice Wrld (Run/Interscope) and others.
Nuamah joins A&R VP Ron Lopata, Kelly Anglin and Victor Mijares in the department that oversees a roster of almost 30 homegrown acts that includes Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Courage My Love, Matthew Good, Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Scott Helman, and The Washboard Union. Recent signings include LB Spiffy, Just John, and Myles Castello.
Of his new position, Nuamah says, “I’m excited to be joining the Warner family and to embark on this new chapter. I’m looking forward to working with this great team to discover and showcase the amazing talent Canada has to offer.”
Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane offers back: “We are honoured to have Quest join the team here. We have long been fans of his depth of knowledge, passion for music and his championing of artists that he’s worked with, and are looking forward to discovering new artists that he will bring us.”
With the pledge by many orgs in Canada's music industry to make job creation more heterogeneous, it's worth noting that his appointment marks the third person of colour to join the A&R major leagues with Craig 'Big C' Mannix starring as Manager of Talent Acquisitions and Scouting at Sony Music, and Kardinal Offishall holding the title of Creative Executive Director with UMC. Separately, Vivian Barclay has served as Director and GM for Warner Chappell Music’s Canadian division for the past 19 years.