5 tips to succeed in the Nigeria music industry

Nothing good comes easy and you will need to sacrifice either in form of time, efforts, a night’s sleep just to get what you want.

Below are 5 tips you to succeed in the Nigeria music industry:


You are reading this because you have what it takes to compose and record a good song. The type of song you do should be targeted to an audience with good taste in music. It doesn’t matter the genre, be it hip-hop, rockdance hallRapR n Bclassicalternative- whatever! You should do music to impress thousands of fans and not just your family and close friends.


Always keep your ears on the ground for upcoming shows and try get familiar with the event organizers and urge them to put you on the list of performers and that you don’t mind doing it for free. Talk to the DJ’s at the club, give them a promo copy of your CD and encourage them to play it at shows. You get to meet music industry people at musical shows. Build and maintain your contacts with them.

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Open profiles on sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace which gives you the platform to interact with your fans. Update your social network profile regularly with interesting pictures and videos of you. Photos from an event you performed or a video of a studio recording session should do. You get not only fans from Nigeria but all over the world with these types of websites. Social networking site gives you an online following which is good for your music career. Do not underestimate the power of the social media in building your music career.


You want your songs to reach a wide audience and people generally love free music downloads. Upload your songs to music site like Moremusic.ng, they will make your song reach wider audience and promote it massively.


There is always a headquarters of any industry.  You should familiarize yourself with the people at Alaba because it’s he headquarters of the Nigerian music marketers. Though, it might not be as efficient and effective as before, but it’s also a factor to consider when promoting songs, try get your song on the monthly Alaba produced DJ mixes even if you might be billed for some certain amount, just make sure you’re dealing with the right hands.

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Imagine what a contact at Alaba will do for your musical career.

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