Nigerian singer, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed aka Bella Shmurda has revealed that he begged a law student to help him review the contract for his first record deal.
He was formerly signed to One World Global Records and at the time Bella was still a student who could not afford to hire a lawyer.
According to the musician, he reached out to a 300 level law student to assist him read through the fine print of his record deal, but he did not realise that the guy was clueless about how to handle the matter.
Bella Shmurda revealed that he used to smoke weed with the guy in school and often saw him dressed in the official black and white outfit for law students, so it was based on that relationship that he called him.
He made this known while having a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV’s Rubbin Minds programme.
The Cash App crooner who now owns his label, Dagbana Republik advised upcoming artistes to always read through whatever contract that’s given to them by any music record.
He said it is 2022 and there is a lot of opportunities available for artistes to explore so there is no need for any of them to rush and sign any deal.
Watch him speak below.