After securing a K2 million music and studies sponsorship from FDH Bank two weeks ago, it appears up-and-coming artist Made-See is still moving up.
The 14-year-old has been signed by Namartists under a one-and-a-half year contract, according to a Facebook post by the music management team owner Patience Namadingo yesterday.
“Hello Namafans! Help me welcome Made-See officially to Namartists. He is signed. Grow with us!” reads the message which was accompanied by a beautiful picture of the young artist and Namadingo looking elegant.
As part of the deal, the Namartists team will help produce an album for the young artist, manage his branding, social media accounts, promote his music and oversee his live performances in the post-Covid-19 era.
The team has also made a commitment to ensure that he completes his academic steps.
In an interview, Namadingo, who is also the broker of the deal, said they will do anything in their power to offer the right assistance and guidance to Made-See that his music ambitions do not get in the way of his academic pursuits.
He said: “As you know FDH Bank released money for his education from Forms Three to Four. Our plan is to send him to a boarding school because with fame comes pressure so we don’t think he can cope well in other setups.
“He is a brilliant kid, but we are just trying to avoid any possible distractions.”
Namadingo said Made-See, who is in Form 3, will only be allowed to do music during end-of-term holidays.
“We really wanted to be on top of our game. He is someone we can control until he comes of age to handle himself,” he said.
The artist said they have so far not made a financial projection on how much will be invested, but they estimate the deal to surpass K3 million including the K1 million which FDH Bank released for his education.
“The initial contract we have given him is subject to renewal. If we do a good job in managing him, by the time the contract runs out he will be 15 and still a minor. I don’t think he will be able to manage himself then,” he added.
Made-See, real name Medson Kapeni, first came in the limelight following the release of his debut single Akufuna Malipiro. He joins other artists under the Namartists management such as Joe Kells and Mitengeli Choir.