Adina Thembi, an award-winning Ghanaian-South African female vocalist, songwriter and singer has waded into the debate over whether it is appropriate for artist managers to have sexual affairs with their female musicians.
Adina claims that it all depends on whether the two have agreed to do so without the artist being coerced.
The celebrated songstress added in an interview with Spice FM that the most important thing is to be able to separate business from pleasure.
“There is nothing wrong as long as the artiste is not underage. If she is matured enough and the two of them understand that this is what they are doing and can separate that from their work and make sure they are successful then that’s fine,” Adina argued.
The "Why" hitmaker stressed that the artist and her manager should not let their sexual relationship affect their brand’s growth but work harder to achieve more for themselves and just treat it as an extra-curricular activity.
“If you are a professional and you know this is your job description, knowing that day in day out this is what you supposed to do for the artiste, the artiste also understands that she is supposed to do music then that’s fine.
“That is how it should work so any extra thing is extra. They (sexual relationships) are all extra-curricular activities,” she advises.