Below are some reasons why upcoming
musicians in Nigeria never become famous:
Pride is a determinant factor of how a precarious
music artist will elevate in his musical career.
Yet it is evident that this habit is popular among
upcoming heads in Nigeria.
They always give an exaggerated expression of
their financial status through flamboyant
dressing on social media.
This false lifestyle eventually alienates them
2- They Don’t Advertise Themselves
Nothing comes cheap in Nigeria.
To become famous, you have to advertise
yourself aggressively in the highly competitive
music industry and the internet is a very vital
Advertising your tracks on good music websites,
for example, Primebazeweb, where ardent
music lovers are always at alert to download
songs and share with their friends.
Sharing your song links on social media
platforms like Instagram and Twitter gives you a
chance of being noticed.
3- They Patronise Cheap Producers
You need not to sing like Michael Jackson before
you become famous.
And, the impact of good production cannot be
Most upcoming artistes are fond of patronising
shady producers who produce low quality
contents at a cheaper rate.
4- Use Of Widespread Instrumentals
Most well known producers in the industry,
including: Young John, Dj Coublon, Ekelly,
Masterkraft, Kezyklef, Killertunes dish out dope
beats free of charge online.
However, most upcoming musicians do not
make use of this initiative, instead, they resort to
over used instrumentals.
5- Lack Of Creativity
What makes a potential artist standout is
creativity and uniqueness.
Yet, many upcoming artistes fail to get to the
peak of their dreams because of lack of
6- Immature Lyrics & Chorus
Good lyrics and punch lines is all you need to at
least gain some recognition , especially as an
When you listen to the songs of many upcoming
artistes in Nigeria however, you will keep
wondering if the songs were composed in the
space of 2 minutes, garnished with
Some will sing a chorus repeatedly for about 4
minutes after which a short verse will follow and
that is it. Sickening!
7- Imitating the style of others
To succeed in life, you have to do something
others are not doing, or what they have never
Rapper Olamide has is ownstyle in the industry.
Lil Kesh is also a good example when it comes
to style. You have to fake something to get there,
dont be a copy cat
Mr Eazi stepped into the Nigerian music industry
with his own self made character that most
producers and musicians are emulating his
Every artiste should have his own style which
becomes ultimately their brand, so why copy
their style as a leverage to also get to your
Create your own style!!
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