8 Easy Steps to become a Successful Music Artiste in Nigeria – 1960vibes
The internet creates tons of new opportunities for upcoming artists. Becoming famous was never easier and more feasible than these days. Even well-known label bosses claim that there’s no need for a record label to make it in this game. But there’s also a downside to this:
Every kid with internet can record songs and publish them online. The internet is literally being flooded with new music every day. And the consumers and fans out there are getting overwhelmed big time. It’s self-evident that standing out becomes more and more important.
It is hard to ignore the fact that music today has moved from pretty simple lyrics to words that do not exist in the oxford dictionary talk more of Google.com. How do you explain the meaning of iyanaya’s “na na na na na na….your waist” or Flavour’s “Porokoto pokoro pakoroba”?
With the type of lyrics that are being put out today by Nigerian artists, it would be pretty hard for an artist who sang “If I could runaway, I’d run with you faraway” to compete with someone who spills “Motigbana o eh” on the dance floor. Our years of experience in the Nigerian music industry as music promoter, artistes manager, media publicist, Media consultants and shows organizers has given us an insight as to what sells in Nigeria. Trust me when I say I have cracked that code as to how you can become a successful Nigerian artiste just by releasing one single! Here are the 8 proven steps you must follow religiously to become a successful artiste in Nigeria:
1) Quality Is important
Quality is probably the most important aspect of your music. Most upcoming artists have no idea of quality:
Their rhymes are crappy, their mixing and mastering sucks and their overall music just doesn’t sound professional. The easiest way to stand out and make a serious impression is to step up and handle your audio quality. Get yourself a studio with a decent condenser microphone, a better sound card and find someone who will mix and master your songs at least semi-professionally. If you sound professional, people will think you are professional. This single step will put you ahead of most other upcoming artists in this game.
2. Keep in shape
This is already self-explanatory. You can’t be looking like Rick Ross 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 Iyanya, 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 because this is what Nigerian men love and you need it for your photo and video shoots.
3. Show some skin
Now Nigerians love daring performances (You ca 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 D’banj and throw your shirt into the crowd like Iyanya.
4. 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.
5. Get a slogan
You think Tonto Dike was dumb when she thought of
We have seen artistes carve a niche for themselves with slangs that they use. Iyanya gave us “Your waist”, Durella would “Zanga” this, Dbanj is the custodian of “Kokolet, Labata, Lebete, Eja nla and so on” while Tuface never fails to remind us that “Nothin dey happen”.
You can just think of something unique and make it yours!
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. Make sure to get an official website (www.yourartistname.com) we can design a customized official website for you Always use the same logo, pictures, name, domain 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 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
7. Feature a Well-Known Artiste
Getting on a track with a well-known artist makes you stand out like crazy. 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, OAPs, Social Media publicists, Radio/Satellite channels, Magazines, Top DJs, Top bloggers, 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!
We can also submit your songs to top radio stations in Lagos for maximum airplay of your songs to millions of listeners.