Chris Nathaniel is a music promoter, sports agent and former DJ. He founded NVA Entertainment Group in 2005 with his partner Paul Boadi.
Nathaniel's music activities include the 2NV Records release of the Number 2 national chart smash single "Heartbroken", which sold over 300,000 copies.
In November 2010, Nathaniel was appointed by an anonymous rap mogul to find footballers to partner in a new entertainment venture and approached Manchester City players Shaun Wright-Phillips and Joleon Lescott as the potential prospects.
Nathaniel also evolved NVA's portfolio to include sports management. His first major deal was to secure a seven figure book deal for Chelsea and England defender John Terry. He then negotiated another large deal for his Manchester United centre back and England Captain Rio Ferdinand, who has become Nathaniel's business partner as well as a client. NVA has been credited for developing and evolving Rio's personal brand to include more than football; expanding into entertainment and education through connecting him with the right places and people. Nathaniel also created the TV series 'Rio's World Cup Windups' for Ferdinand, which was commissioned by ITV. In December 2009, Chris worked with Rio to cofound the Rio Ferdinand Live the Dream Foundation, which has received backing from the UK Government and industry.
Chris was executive producer alongside Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole on the 50 Cents movie Dead Man Running – which was released in 2009. Nathaniel raised funds for the movie and part of the deal he did was that 10 long term unemployed people would be given employment on the film set. He has also raised funds for numerous other film, sport, leisure, property and entertainment projects. 
Nathaniel brokered a multi-million pound deal between Jay-Z and Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole to bring a branch of the US rapper's 40/40 restaurant and bar franchise to London with a planned opening in 2014.
As chief executive of the Canary Wharf-based NVA Entertainment Group Nathaniel was voted one of the top 30 most influential black people in Britain by The Voice and in 2010 broke into The Times Sport Power 100 list.
Brazilian Robinho was briefly a client of NVA Entertainment. On 28 January 2009, Robinho was arrested in Manchester after a disputed allegation of rape. In the subsequent frenzy of media interest, he was represented by Nathaniel, who handed relations with the press during the crisis. On 7 April 2009 West Yorkshire Police announced he would not face any charges at all and has been fully cleared of any allegations.
NVA represents the Aston Villa footballer Curtis Davies. Curtis began his charitable work in December 2009 in Birmingham with a Christmas Party for underprivileged children at the Town Hall, organised by NVA Management.
In September 2010, NVA announced its intention to expand its operations in Ghana by securing representation of defender Daniel Opare, who played for the Ghana national under-20 football team. NVA sees this as a springboard to identify and develop young talent from Ghana in sport, music and entertainment.
In 2006 Nathaniel advised the FA on the creation of the official England World Cup Song and also negotiated England's last friendly before the 2006 World Cup against Jamaica. He was also associated with the first attempt of an African consortium to bid for an English Premiership Football Club, Newcastle United. He also consults for various football players and consortiums that are seeking to acquire football clubs. and has been approached to help create a new Indian football league based on the model of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2010, Nathaniel was instructed by Mumbai entrepreneur Saurin Shah to lodge a £25 million takeover bid for Premier League side Blackburn Rovers
In June 2012, Nathaniel, along with Paul Boadi and seven other men, was charged with the murder of an 18-year-old London man in December of the previous year. In June 2013 Nathaniel, who had no previous convictions and always maintained his innocence, was unanimously acquitted at the Old Bailey on all counts of murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
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