In this article, I will reveal to you how to get signed to YBNL, notwithstanding the time of year because I will be updating it from time to time.
YBNL is an acronym that stands for, Yahoo Boy No Laptop, and currently, it is one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria as far as the music industry is concerned.
This record label was founded and is owned by Nigeria’s rap and afrobeat singer Olamide Adedeji, who is popularly known as OLamide.
YBNL is one of the record labels every upcoming artist in Nigeria is dreaming to join, and I believe you are one of those, that is why you are settling down to read this article.
And if your dream is really to join or get signed to the YBNL record, make sure you read this article to the very end.
Things you need to do if you want to get signed to YBNL records.
Below are the 4 things you need to possess if you want to get signed to YBNL records.
- Hard work.
- Contact Olamide.
If you really want to join the YBNL record, you must ensure you are musically talented.
You can start by making demo songs and playing them with your family members and friends, asking their honest opinion on whether you are talented enough to be signed to a record label, especially a YBNL record.
Once you’ve had the confirmation that you are good to go, you can then move on to the next two steps.
2. Hard work.
The hard work involved in trying to get signed to the YBNL record is simply studying the kind of music made by the artists who are already signed to the label.
You can then move on to experiment with whether you are able to make their kind of music; and if you are, then you should start doing so right away.
The most important thing is for you to get a recording studio that will be able to give you high-quality audio production.
These days, demos are no longer relevant in trying to get a record deal. And for that reason, you must aim to have your own original recorded track.
The second hard work you will need to do is to promote your music and begin to gather a fanbase, especially on your social media accounts.
This is because one of the criteria record labels are using to pick their artists today is the number of people who are following them on their social media accounts.
When it comes to getting signed to YBNL or any other record label in Nigeria, one must have a very high percentage of luck.
This is because, I’ve personally seen so many talented artists out there, who are good in all ramifications, but no matter how they try, YBNL or any other record label does not give them any chance.
So you should utilize whichever religion you are following, to pray, meditate, incantation, or do whatever you know will increase your luck of being signed to YBNL records.
4. Contact Olamide.
If you want to get signed to YBNL, then you need to get the attention of its CEO in the person of Olamide, who is popularly known as “Baddo”
Remember, your talent needs to go hand in hand with your hard work and luck before you ever attempt to reach out to Olamide.
In my own opinion, I would prefer you do the necessary things that will get Olamide’s attention, without even reaching out to him.
In one of Fireboy’s interviews on how he was signed to YBNL, the artist said he did viral videos and uploaded them online until one of them got Olamide’s attention who then reached out to him.
And that goes to say as I did that instead of trying to reach out to Olamide, try to get his attention and he will definitely reach out to you.
However, if you are still bent on reaching out to Olamide, below are the things you need to do.
How to contact Olamide on his social media accounts.
Olamide is one of Nigeria’s celebrities who is not much active on social media platforms.
Unlike Don Jazzy of Mavin Records, Davido of DMW Records, and the rest who upload skits, short videos, photos, etc on their social media accounts, Baddo is a very quiet Nigerian artist who does not make much noise but has lots o followers.
But one thing I have observed about Olamide is that he engages with his followers so much on social media accounts.
This means he is fond of commenting, liking, and replying to DM’s sent by his followers on social media platforms.
And this therefore will increase your chances of getting a response from Olamide when you reach out to him on social media.
But as a rule of thumb, when you are reaching out to Olamide on social media, don’t preach the gospel of how talented you are and will make a good artist if he signs you to his label.
Every upcoming artist who is reaching out to Olamide every day is saying the same thing, but the majority of them are nothing to write home about.
Instead, try to create relevant content and publish them on your social platforms; from there share and tag Olamide on them.
Even though he is likely not going to respond immediately, if your content is good enough, keep sending them.
Because he might be seeing previous ones; and needs more of those to be convinced enough that you will really be a good musician he can work with.
You can also try using the YBNL Record label contact below to reach out to Olamide
YBNL Records Contacts.
Below are the email address and phone number you can use to contact YBNL record label::
- YBNL email: email@example.com
- YBNL official phone numbers – 08186360343, 08184702608.