A popular fuji singer, Abass Akande, aka Obesere, has advised artistes, especially the up-and-coming ones, to carefully consider the long-term implications of their contracts before putting pen to paper.
Speaking in the wake of the death of singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, the ‘Egungun be Careful’ singer said, “Young people need to think about the future of the contract they sign. They should know that their actions today determine tomorrow’s outcome, except God decides to turn things around (for them). But, not everybody will be that lucky. That is why they must carefully peruse the terms of their contracts with someone who knows better, even if they cannot afford a lawyer. Most importantly, young artistes should always ask for God’s guidance in whatever they do.”
Urging the relevant authorities to make sure that the late Mohbad gets justice, he noted that they should ensure no stone is left unturned, as all eyes are on them.”
Obesere also added that he felt bad that Mohbad was getting more fame and recognition after he had dies. He said, “I feel bad about it. I did not even know him until his death. I might have come across his songs being played and didn’t know they were his. It is sad that his death has brought him and his works more fame. There are lots of lessons to be learnt from this saga.”
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