Reekado Banks Hails Wizkid, Davido Et All For ‘Opening Door’ Internationally; Advice Upcoming Musicians
Reekado Banks is definitely one of the
brightest young and trending
musicians in the country today and he
continues to maintain his
impressiveness following his win of
the next rated category at the last
The Mavin records artist in a new
interview has hailed several Nigerian
pop stars for their achievement of
delving into the International music
When asked by NAN on how Nigerian
singers are doing on the International
scene, he said:
“They have made so much impact.
Wizkid ’s song is number one in the
world, which just gives every other
It is amazing how fast the Nigerian
music industry h
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
doors – people like Fela, Sunny Ade,
2face, Dbanj, Don Jazzy, Davido and
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
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.’’
Further speaking, he dished out advice
for upcoming acts as well, he said:
“The most important thing is
reading and understanding the
Get a good lawyer, read yourself and
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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