Ayoola Oladapo Agboola, a music producer better known as Kiddominant, has decried the poor treatment of producers in the entertainment industry.
Kiddominant, who produced Davido’s hit song ‘Fall’, said Nigerian producers do not get up to 10 percent of what is due to them.
He said many producers have to put up a fight to get paid by artistes for services rendered, saying the same applies for getting credited for production efforts.
Kiddominant lamented the lack of a structure to enable producers get appropriate royalties and song credits.
“Here in Nigeria, to be honest producers are not getting up to 10 percent of what they should be getting,” he told Hip TV.
“Producers here don’t get royalties, you have to fight to get paid. You have to fight to even get your name on the album art as a producer.
“It’s crazy what producers go through out here. In America, everything is bound by law. Lawyers come through. If you don’t do it, you know you have penalties to pay for it.
“Producers here are still on the come-up compared to what international producers are doing.”
Kiddominant has produced songs for Olamide, Orezi and Cynthia Morgan, among others.
He is not the first music producer to complain about the treatment of producers in the country.
Ace producer Cobhams Asuquo, in an interview with TheCable Lifestyle earlier in the year, had said “producers are not being treated fairly” in Nigeria.
“I can count the number of projects that I get royalties on and they are all international projects,” Cobhams had said.
“Artistes don’t put these things in context, they might go home with 100 million net profit at the end of the year and the producers are just there working.
“The minute someone as good as you or twice as you comes up, you become history as a producer. Everybody moves past you and it’s a very delicate, dangerous position for Nigerian producer, cameraman and the people who make stars.”
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