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Study contracts before signing with labels, Funke Akindele tell Artistes

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has urged up-and-coming artists to study their contracts before signing with labels.

Akindele said this on the sidelines of the premiere of the Prime Video Five Part Mini Series titled: ‘She must be Obeyed’, held at Filmhouse, IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mini-series is about the lives of three successful music stars, their rivalries and the backstabbing activities they engage in to outshine one another.

The series which premieres on Sept. 29 on Prime Video, features an ensemble cast led
by Funke Akindele, Lateef Adedimeji, Nancy Isime and Akah Anani.

Others are Patience Ozokwo, Mike Ezuronye, and Rachael Okonkwo amongst others.

She emphasised the need for young artists to be educated noting that they must be patient and careful in their proceedings.

“It is extremely important for young and up-and-coming artists to ensure that they study their contracts to know the details and know what they are going through.

“We put out content that affects young artists and that is why we came up with this series so that when they watch it, they would learn a lot of things and be very careful.

“Young artistes need to be educated and we need to organise a lot of seminars, workshops for them to know that they are important.

“The young talents are very hungry to be seen as they want to showcase their talent but unfortunately, they don’t study their contracts, they don’t get a lawyer or families that are experienced to educate them.

“The series will teach them a lot of things that will help them grow and learn the basic things in the industry,” she said.

She noted that the series centres on the competition in the entertainment industry.

“The main character, ’SHE’, is very condescending and a bully, just like in every sector, you have bullies everywhere as long as there is a hierarchy.

“You get to see competition, drama, fashion, and music and we had to showcase what young talents go through.

“The series is an eye opener for everyone and most importantly, it is very educating as well as entertaining so I encourage everyone to watch it,” she said.

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