The one question I hear upcoming musicians in Nigeria ask is, how to blow up fast as an artist in the Nigerian music industry.
And on this article, therefore, I am going to show you how to blow up fast as an artist in the Nigerian music industry.
After revealing how you will blow up fast in the Nigerian music industry, I will move on to show you the obstacles that will prevent you from blowing up fast as an artist in Nigerian music industry.
How to blow up fast in the Nigerian music industry.
There are basically 2 ways to blow up fast as an artist in the Nigerian music industry and they are:
- Have your music produced by a famous music producer in Nigeria.
- Collaborate with an established artist in Nigeria.
1. Have your music produced by a famous music producer in Nigeria.
If you want to blow up very fast in the Nigerian music industry, then you need to have your music produced by a famous music producer in Nigeria.
Benefits of having your music produced by a famous music producer in Nigeria.
There are numerous benefits of having your music produced by a famous producer in Nigeria, but the 2 notable ones am going to explain here are:
- Quality production.
1. Quality production.
Any famous music producer you are going to work with has had a lot of experience with music.
Having produced several songs that became a hit in the country; it is certain that the producer really knows what the music fans in the country like and want.
Besides experience, a famous music producer also has the tools and gears needed to produce high-quality music.
As a matter of fact, the famous music producer knows the kind of songs that will become a hit, and for that reason, he is going to help you correct certain errors in your music composition.
As well as direct you on the formatting that aligns with the times.
Thus, it is clear and certain that you are going to leave the studio with high-quality music that meets the industry standard of production if you work with a famous music producer.
As we said earlier, a famous music producer in Nigeria has produced music for established artists; and in so doing has connections with them.
Besides artists, he is also going to have connections with music and show promoters, record label executives, music marketers, etc.
And having him produce your music will compel him to connect you to those people, and that will increase your chances to blow very fast on the Nigerian music industry.
Some of the famous music producers in Nigeria are also established, artists.
Tekno, Selebobo, Davido, to mention but a few, are examples of such.
And you can imagine what will happen to your music career if you get these kinds to produce your music.
2. Collaborate with an established artist in Nigeria.
Another great way to blow fast in the Nigerian music industry is to collaborate with established artists.
There are several benefits of collaborating with established artists, but we are going to look at the 2 below:
1. Build and grow your fanbase.
When you collaborate with established artists, you are likely going to gain their fanbase.
Because those who listen to that artists will also like to keep track and listen to you anytime you drop a new song.
And this in turn will help you to build and grow your fanbase.
2. Free music promotion.
When you collaborate with an established artist, it is certain that he or she is also going to promote the song on their platform.
And this will cut out your expenses of having to pay heavily to promote your music.
So far so good, we’ve been able to see how you can blow up fast as an artist in the Nigerian music industry.
However, the means of blowing fast in the Nigerian music industry we’ve treated in this article comes with a price.
And as a result of that, we ought to look into the obstacles that will prevent you from blowing in the Nigerian music industry.
Obstacles to blowing up fast in the Nigerian music industry.
The obstacles to blowing up in Nigeria’s music industry are:
- Lack of funds.
- You don’t have the talent.
- Your location.
1. Lack of funds.
It is worthy to note that having famous music producers produce your music and also collaborating with established artists will cost you so much.
I think the least you should budget for recording a track with a famous music producer in Nigeria should be around 250,000 Naira.
If you are aiming for a producer cum superstar like Tecno or Selebobo, then you should increase your budget to 500,000 or 1,000,000 Naira.
Music collaboration however depends on the artists you are looking to feature.
But your budget, in this case, should be between 500,000 and 1,000,000 naira.
And as you can see, if you lack the funds, there is no way you are going to apply the theory shown in this article that will enable you to blow up fast as an artist in the Nigerian music industry.
2. You don’t have the talent.
Thinking you can sing is different from being able to sing.
One other thing I observe is that, so many young boys and girls in Nigeria are choosing music as a career because they want to become rich and famous.
Seeing Davido posting his fleet of cars and houses on social media motivates a lot of young Nigerians to want to delve into music.
But they fail to confirm if they are musically talented or not. As a matter of fact, you will not be the one to ascertain that; and for that reason, you need to look for a professional music adviser to crosscheck if you really have musical talent.
Therefore, supposing you have the fund but lack the talent, you will never be able to work with a famous music producer or collaborate with an established artist.
Some of them might choose to collect the money and after the recording contributes nothing to make the music go any way far.
3. Your location.
It is common knowledge that all famous music producers and established artists reside in Lagos.
And for that reason, you should not expect to live in your village and blow fast into Nigeria’s music industry.
You, therefore, need to relocate to Lagos where you will be able to meet and connect with these people.
How to connect and meet with famous music producers and established artists.
There are basically 2 ways to connect and meet with famous music producers and established artists, and they are:
1. How to meet and connect with famous music producers and established artists online.
It’s so unfortunate that Nigerian celebrities do not see much need of having their own official website, which people can use to reach out to them.
But thanks to social media platforms that make it easy for people to reach out to them.
Twitter and Instagram seem to be the 2 social media platforms Nigeria superstars have an account.
So if you are not on any of those social platforms, make sure you sign up for a free account today.
Now the means of connecting with any famous music producer or established artists you want to work with is to type their name on the social media search engine.
Be mindful of the fact that there are so many fake social accounts bearing the names of these kinds.
And for that reason, you need to look for the blue verified mark beside the name of the superstar.
You can then follow their accounts and send a DM.
I think most of them have their business numbers on their Instagram profiles.
So check therein and you’ll get their contact details.
2. How to connect with famous music producers and established artists offline.
To connect with famous music producers, you can look for their studio addresses and visit them.
As for established artists, the best way to connect with them is by attending shows they are performing.
If possible, book yourself in as one of the upcoming acts to perform. Seeing you on stage will make them grant you an audience.
My words of advice are ‘make sure you have a one on one contact with the famous producer or established artiste before you make any payments.
This is to avoid being scammed by those who parade themselves as their managers.