The Nigerian music industry of today is filled with lots of young talents. So it is always a crazy hustle for every upcoming artist who wants to make it big in the industry.
I have decided to craft out 6 things you should do as an upcoming artist for you to be ahead of other upcoming artists in Nigeria.
As an upcoming artiste, frustration will come after years of putting effort to the hustle but still no good result.
Many do give up because they can’t handle this frustration. You should always encourage yourself having in mind that most top artistes didn’t make it that easy.
It took most of them years of trying and they were once rejected by the said audience who appreciate them today.
This is a very important aspect of music. As an upcoming artist you should try to work more on your rhymes, mixing and mastering.
Make sure you work with a studio that have a better sound card, a decent condenser microphone and find at least a semi-professional who will mix and master your song.
3. Get A Slogan
”Notin dey happen”, “Yaga”, “Wayasay”, “Skiboroboskibo”, “Iskaba”, “O.B.O Baddest” are some popular slogans from some of our top artists in the industry.
Get something unique and make it all yours.
You need promotion to get your required boost. Get your song on radio stations, always perform on street shows, relate with DJ’s for your song to get a place on their mix tape.
And don’t forget to always promote your songs on top entertainment sites, such as Naijcloudaloaded and Hootrends
“Even real talents still need promo” Falz” talk am.
5. Stop Waiting For Record Label
Just concentrate and do your own thing.
Nowadays, labels hardly sign an artistes without a successful independent career.
6. Have A Backup Plan
Try to have a backup plan should in case things didn’t go as planned, I advice you get an educational qualification or better still learn a trade.
If you don’t know, most top artistes are degree holders.
Ifeanyi Ekwueme of Hoodstrends.com.ng
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