Lagos - Reekado Banks, an up and coming singer, has advised Nigerian artists to ensure they understood clearly the kind of contracts presented to them before appending their signatures to them.
The mastermind behind the hit song: “Oluwa Ni” also praised Nigerian artistes for their “amazing” evolution in world music circles in an interview on Thursday
“The most important thing is reading and understanding the contract.Get a good lawyer, read yourself and understand.If you see that they want to sign you for 10 years and you realise that in 3 years you would be tired, why sign for 10 years?” he said.
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There’s no need to be desperate; there’s no need to be super hungry for what you’re not ready for.So, they should be able to read the terms of their contracts well and try as much aspossible to convince the record label to agree to their terms too.That’s the best way because most of the time, artistes sign contracts in desperation and it ends up messing them up in the long run.’’ He added