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Reekado Banks Praises Wizkid, Davido & Other Artistes for “Opening Doors” Internationally & Warns Upcoming Musicians Not to Sign Away their Lives in Shady Contracts



Reekado Banks

Lagos, July 21, 2016 (NAN) Reekado Banks, an up and coming singer, has praised Nigerian artistes for their “amazing” evolution into world music circles.

Banks, the mastermind behind the hit song: “Oluwa Ni” told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday that the development indicated global acceptance of Nigerian hip hop music.

“They have made so much impact.

Wizkid’s song is number one in the world, which just gives every other person hope.

It is amazing how fast the Nigerian music industry has evolved in the past two years.

Everybody has been pulling one string or the other and you can only tell how soon we will get to that point we actually want.

Featuring a Nigerian artiste would now be a major thing.

So I’m really grateful to everybody that has worked towards opening these
doors – people like Fela, Sunny Ade, 2face, Dbanj, Don Jazzy, Davido and Wizkid.

They’ve been doing amazingly well and may God keep granting them success as they keep opening doors.

It seemed impossible and right now it just feels like one of those things.

Davido featured Meek Mill; Wizkid’s new song features Chris Brown; Tiwa Savage is signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

There’s so much big stuff coming up and it feels good to be a part of an industry that is really growing so fast right now.’’

Banks, however, advised Nigerian artistes to ensure they understood clearly the kind of contracts presented to them before appending their signatures to them.

“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?

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 as
possible 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.’’

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  1. Pra

    July 22, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Wizkid was featured on a song by a popular Canadian artiste. It is not only Wizkid’s doing that the song, One Dance, was successful.

  2. Joe D

    July 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Wizkid has bagged so many International collaborations. The boy na International flex.

  3. isaobi

    July 22, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Nice that he acknowledges the pioneers but forgets to mention Femi Kuti with three Grammy nominations.

  4. Prince

    July 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    He can’t mention everyone, thanks for reminding him.
    Nice one Reeks. you spoke well. #reekaddict

  5. olawale

    July 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

    you spoke well banks but somehow funny you mention artist that push music up without olamide thats the only fucking mess you did….olamide is not just an artist you can move back when you mention wizkid… ..olamide and wizkid they are both in same category..

  6. lucky G

    July 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    u can’t compare WizKid n olamide internationally Even davido is yet 2 reach WizKid on international collaborations,
    WizKid international King
    olamide naija King

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