Jay-Z’s Roc Nation acquires Vinicius Jr’s agency

American businessman and rapper, Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, has acquired Brazilian football agency TFM Agency, via his company Roc Nation Sports International (RNSI).

It was gathered that the hip-hop mogul completed the acquisition as part of RNSI’s expansion into the South American football market and appointed TFM founder Frederico Pena to head the agency.

TFM Agency is home to global football stars including Vinicius Jr, Martinelli, and Endrick. With the acquisition, the agency has been renamed Roc Nation Sports Brazil, with headquarters in Sao Paulo.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan star, Lautaro Martinez, has revealed that Argentine playmaker, Lionel Messi helped him to become a better player today.

Martinez, who spoke after Inter’s 1-0 defeat over AC Milan, said he learned leadership from Messi, who led Argentina to glory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The 25-year-old noted that Messi helped him in everything, including impacting leadership skills in him.

He said; This season I have grown so much mentally. I have teammates who help me grow, I learned a lot from Leo Messi, talking to him, he helped me in everything.

Carrying that World Cup in your arms is special, I learned a lot about the leadership from him there. Being a captain is special, today’s evening will remain for a lifetime for me.

In other news, Bobo ”Prince” Ajudua, business manager to Davido, has said that fans are the reason there is still ‘beef’ between the singer and Wizkid.

He said the comparison between both artistes is similar to that of football stars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo whose fans are always at loggerheads.

According to Prince, the Portuguese striker and Argentine playmaker have a healthy competition and are often friendly whenever they meet.

He said the same would have been applicable to Davido and Wizkid’s case but fans keep encouraging the perceived rivalry between the duo.

The manager also gave a hint that the colleagues who are both at the top, speak to each other often but many people are not aware.

The lawyer said; What is happening between Davido and Wizkid is similar to what is happening with two great footballers— Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. If you put both of them in the same room, you will find them sharing jokes with each other.

These two have a healthy competition between them and that is always welcome. At the same time, we must appreciate their teams because without them there is no way both parties will have come this far or attained the heights they are at today.

Considering the length of time these two have spent at the top, I am certain that at many points in their careers, if the other one was not there, they would have felt very lonely at the top. Also, the two of them speak more often than people would ever realise.