Reekado Banks thanks Dbanj and Fela. Read Why
Reekado Banks while speaking to NAN praised the likes of Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage who are doing extremely well internationally. He said they have worked hard in opening door international doors for them and soon foreign acts will be clamoring to feature Nigerian artist.
He his words, ‘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.’
He had an advice for upcoming artist especially now when artist and Label battle is becoming a daily occurence
‘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’