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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