July 17, 2024

Stanley Okorie has disclosed his initial payment for a motion picture soundtrack.For his debut film’s soundtrack, the renowned Nollywood music producer claimed he received payment in the form of a bottle of Sprite.

Stanley Okorie
Stanley Okorie

On the most recent episode of the audiovisual podcast Osikoya Speaks, which is hosted by Wonu Osikoya, he discussed this.

The first soundtrack I ever did, guess what I was paid? I was paid a bottle of Spirit. And it was three songs. And I didn’t drink the Spirit alone, I drank it with one guy called JT Tom West. So, it was still half payment even with the bottle of Sprite. The guy [filmmaker] said he was even doing me a favour. I just did. In fact, one of the times I saw him, he told me that they didn’t use the music again. A month after, I watched the film and it was the music.

The well-known singer-songwriter also revealed the first film that gave him a real payment and the film that gave him a sizable payout.

The very first job I got payment for was a film called Compromise, and from that, other films followed. The next film I got big pay for was a film called Evil Genius. That was my statement of ‘I don come’. There wasn’t money until much later when I started charging [filmmakers].

Stanley Okorie
Stanley Okorie

The international hit song I go chop your money, which appears in the well-known The Master featuring Nkem Owoh, was composed by the talented musician Okorie.

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Karishika (Queen of Demons) from the 1996 horror film KARISHIKA, Billionaire, Happy Mumu, Ashawo no be Work, Fine Mama, and Iyeme are among the songs in his discography.
Over 1000 Nollywood films have used the producer’s songs as soundtracks.

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