The internet makes huge amounts of new open doors for upcoming artist. Turning out to be well known was never simpler and more easy than nowadays. Indeed, even notable name managers guarantee that there’s no requirement for a record deal to make it in this game. To become a successful artist here in Nigeria, here are some steps you can follow.
1) Quality Is important
Quality is perhaps the most important aspect of music. Most upcoming artists don’t know the quality: Their rhymes are crappy, their mixing and mastering sucks and their overall music just doesn’t sound well, and the whole music isn’t heard professional. The easiest way to stand out and be memorable is to improve and process audio quality. Let your recording studio have a good condenser microphone, a better sound card, and find the right person Mix and master your songs at least semi-professionally. If you sound professional, people will think you are professional. This step will put you ahead of most other artists who will come in this game.
2. Keep in shape
This is already self-explanatory. You can’t be looking like Don Jazzy and expecting your female fans to appreciate you. In order to be able to throw off your shirt at any given time, you will need to have the right 6packs (Please no hungry packs) but the right packs like D’banj, flavour and rudeboy. Now if you a female artiste, then you need to shed off those unwanted fats around your stomach and reserve it for your hips and bust just like tiwa savage (after one kid) because this is what Nigerian men love and you need it for your photo and video shoots.
3. Get a slogan
You think Davido was dumb when he thought of #Shekpe? We have seen artistes carve a niche for themselves with slangs that they use. CDQ gave us “Woss”, Zlantan Ibile would “Kapaichumarimarichopaco” this, Naira Marley is the custodian of “Marlianz and so on” while Mohbad never fails to remind us that “Oba Imole”. You can just think of something unique and make it yours!
4. Show some skin
Now Nigerians love daring performances (You can trace this back to Fela’s days). In order to have an engaging concert, you must be willing to show some chest on stage like Burnaboy and throw your shirt into the crowd like D’banj.
A Disclaimer: Please do not attempt this if you do not have a six packs and your body is only suitable for a Bra advertisement. (Just kidding 🙂 )
For the ladies, a little baring of the laps hurts no one. You can contact Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade for a few tips on how to bare it all and still look classy.
5. Hit the headlines (Controversy)
Denrele once said “Good publicity is good publicity. Bad publicity is good publicity. No publicity is bad publicity”. Being in the news is key! Do whatever it takes to hit the headlines! You got to be kidding me if you need suggestions on how to achieve this. Ok, I’ll give you a few. Have several baby mamas, have several tattoos or date two popular celebrities, start a twitter fight by dissing another celeb or release a terrible song, breakup with your music label or have a groupie take a photo of you in bed while you pretend to be asleep. Talk about bad governance, you see how Naira Marley storm the market?
Please follow these suggestions at your own risk because I do not endorse bad behavior. 😉
6. Make Yourself Official
No matter how upcoming and unknown you are, to really stand out you have to look official. Make sure to get that official look of the pros. If you look like a pro your listeners will assume that you are a pro. It’s as simple as that. Here are some tips on how to get a more professional look: Contact a good graphic designer and get a neat, authentic and customized logo. Always use the same logo, pictures, name and format in all your internet appearances. If you post YouTube videos, make sure to use the same or a similar format for titles and descriptions every time. And also create official profiles on social networks for your music, I mean an official Instagram page, facebook fan page and twitter handle this will create a corporate
identity and give you an official look. And lastly Get a good promotional body to portray your talent for you and savageloaded is one of the best choice for your promotion.
7. Feature a Well-Known Artiste
Getting on a track with a well-known artist makes you stand out amidst multitude. Most self-proclaimed upcoming artists will never do that: They are simply too afraid, don’t believe that it’s impossible and last but not least they don’t know how it’s done. This is a huge opportunity for you. Nothing will boost your credibility more than a collaboration with a medium well-known artist. There’s no doubt that this is one of the best ways to stand out. Featuring a well- known artiste is easy, we can hook you up with an artiste of your choice, just let us know when you ready.
8. The best things are not for FREE!
Don’t be reluctant when it comes to spending, in the present Nigerian music industry if you can’t pay the right people I’m sorry to say your music will go nowhere, bloggers, OAPs, Social Media publicists, Radio/Satellite channels, Magazines, Top DJs, music promotion companies, don’t joke with the services of those people, consult them to work for you even if it requires paying them huge amounts for the publicity you need just for you to get to the top.
Use our social media/online promo plan to create all the awareness and publicity you might ever need on the internet, it is tested and trusted!
We will work for you beyond your imaginations!
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You need the services of Top DJs and bloggers?
Or you want to be invited to shows where you will get paid?
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