If you want to know how to get noticed as a singer in Nigeria, then this article is just for you.
Frankly speaking, it is not easy to stand out as a singer or musician; especially in Nigeria which has over 200 million.
It is therefore estimated that at least 5 percent of this population are aspiring singers or musicians.
Being one among such requires much talent and perseverance, as well as a stroke of good luck to become successful.
It’s however good that you have a huge potential population; an estimated over 40 million online users, who are waiting to listen to your music.
And so, the key to becoming a successful musician lies in being heard by the right people at the right time.
By the right people, I mean those who will contribute to getting your music out to the listening ears of a wide audience.
We often refer to them as music promoters, sponsors, and record labels.
Below, therefore, are the ways to get noticed as a singer or musician
How to get noticed as a singer in Nigeria.
If you want to get noticed as a singer in Nigeria, you must do the following:
- Discover and develop your talent.
- Create your own musical sttyle.
- Find your musical genre.
- Record your first song.
- Promote your music.
1. DISCOVER AND DEVELOP YOUR TALENT.
While preparing to delve into the music industry, you must first and foremost be sure you have the talent in you.
Because if you don’t, you are only going to end up in disgrace when you show up in the music industry.
After discovering talent, you also have to develop it.
To develop your talent, you have to practice and train as much as possible.
Even if you’re already an excellent singer, you still need to take some vocal lessons or say, do voice training.
2. CREATE YOUR OWN MUSICAL STYLE.
Before you even step into the booth to record your first track, make sure you’ve already decided on the musical style that is going to influence your musical career.
Coming up with your own unique style is okay, but make sure it is the kind of style that is already selling out to various artists.
Using proven styles, however, might get you far because if you end up sounding like an already established artiste; it will be easy for their fans to mistake you for that artiste and start listening to your music.
But this latter method will only work if your music sounds professional like that of those established artists.
You can read more on musical style here:
3. FIND YOUR MUSICAL GENRE.
You need to have an idea of what genre of music you are good at.
I see so many upcoming artists making the mistake of trying to sing and rap at the same time.
Doing this will create chaos for your potential listeners who may abandon you in the end.
And for this reason, you need to find and hold on to a particular niche.
It should be the one you are very good at.
A friend of mine was a well-known high-life musician, and since his songs were very meaningful he was gradually building a very strong fanbase.
People everywhere were requesting his music and he sold more than 20,000 CDs when he launched and dropped his high life album.
But on his next move, he decided to release a gospel album which we shot a music video for.
This time, the album did not sell.
We were trying to discover why, when I went to a record shop one day and saw someone complaining about his gospel album that was sitting on the shelves.
He said that he simply would not buy the album because the guy is not knowing what he is doing.
Because he would have held on to doing high-life music which he was very good at.
Up to date, my friend is still finding it very hard to even drop another high-life song.
So make sure you stick to a particular music genre and work hard towards creating an impact in that sphere.
4. RECORD YOUR FIRST SONG.
One of the major milestones of all singers or musicians is the recording of their first song.
In this digital era, making a demo is no more relevant as fans could mistake it for a low-quality production.
And in so doing, dismiss you as a low-grade upcoming artiste.
Thus, you have to set aside some budget and get high-quality music production.
If you are financially buoyant, you can purchase some cheap studio equipment and set up your own small home recording studio.
After that, you can learn how to mix and master your music by yourself.
This will give you enough time to work towards having high-quality music production.
5. PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC.
Finally, it is time for you to stand out as a singer or musician.
And you can only do so by way of promoting your music.
To do so, you really need to know what is music promotion, and the ways and means of promoting and getting positive results from your music promotion.
There are important articles on this blog that will help you learn how to promote your music and below are some of them:
- WHAT IS MUSIC PROMOTION?
- BEST WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC ONLINE IN NIGERIA.
- 5 WAYS TO PROMOTE MUSIC IN NIGERIA IN 2024.
- THE COST OF PROMOTING MUSIC IN NIGERIA.
- THE BEST MUSIC PROMOTERS IN NIGERIA.
We can also help you to promote your music on our platform, all you have to do is check out our article on the cheapest and most affordable music promotion.