Showing posts with label Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Entertainment. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Naira marley "why" promoting porn


Naira marley uses his music to  promote "porn" verbally and visually (xxx videos) and my fellow Nigerian accept his music has a good music....

Specifically talking about one of his single Titled "Puta"  (pxta) i can't even define it... Also opotoyii e t c....

Then look at olamide pawon...
Pawon by olamide should be banned including puta....

Please comment below let hear from you about Nigeria (Naija, 9ja musics) 

Thursday, 10 October 2019

2Baba Introduce New Group Singers

The Nigeria music legend Innocent Idibia, publicly known as 2Face/2Baba present to us this new music artistes as they are about to drop their first single as a group.

2Baba Introduce New Group Singers


Singers who goes by the name Oche, Esbee and Presh are the winners of #NetUp online talent show recently announced by 2Baba.
The legend shared photo of him and these lucky talents and he wrote;
#NextUp!
I am particularly proud to be a part of the story of these talented young guys @youngoche@esbeethesongwriter and @presh_tunez, the winners of the Vocal Category – #NextUp Online Talent Search that I announced recently. 
Tomorrow, their first single as a group ‘Falling 4 Me’ drops, featuring myself. 
So my people, let’s turn these talented brothers into superstars. Get ready to stream, share, like, comment.#GRATEFUL #20YearsAKing
#ONELOVERELIGION

Saturday, 7 September 2019

PARTICIPATE NOW!! Hustle Boiz Music lunches “Adobayaro” Challenge, Goodies To Be Won

HUSTLE BOIZ MUSIC present ADOBAYARO CHALLENGE prod. by SMG BEATZ


HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN ADOBAYARO CHALLENGE

STEP 1
Download the Adobayaro beat with hook below:-

DOWNLOAD ADOBAYARO BEAT

STEP 2
Make a video of yourself rapping or singing on Adobayaro beat in any language of your choice.

STEP 3
Upload the video on your Instagram page with the hashtag
#ADOBAYARO and mention these handles
@Murtal_jr @Leadwaytunez (You must be following them for your Video entry to be considered).

STEP 4
Your entry becomes valid once your video is reposted on @Murtal_jr page

REWARD FOR WINNER

- Best beat killer wins the sum of 5000 naira, one free studio section and a feature in ADOBAYARO official video

- Best dancer wins 3000 naira and a free dancing video section

Entry Starts:- Now and will end Monday, 30th September, 2019.

Goodluck!!! 

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Davido – Blow My Mind (Official Instrumental) (Win #500 k in Infinix Competition )

Davido – Blow My Mind (Official Instrumental) (Win #500 k in Infinix Competition )


This is the official instrumental of the Blow My Mind Challenge for a chance to win #500,000 courtesy of Davido and InfinixNigeria.

Instrumental remake of Davido ft Chris Brown Blow My Mind

How to participate:

1) Record a cover video to the @IamDavido Blow My Mind song

2) Upload on any social media with the tags #InfinixAndDavido #BlowMyMindChallenge

3) Tag @InfinixNigeria @davidoofficial

4) Gather engagement on your post
Two runners-up and 1 winner will be selected every week.

Instrumental download below.
Terms and conditions apply

Expensive Message to all Nigeria Upcoming Artist

Expensive Message to all Nigeria Upcoming Artist

Welcome to Leadwaytunez Once Again!!! 

Oga boss!  Today you will sing reggae tomorrow hip pop the next blues, oga please where is your base.

Upcoming acts especially Nigerians always have that “I am good in all of them” mentality You have to choose a genre you love and you are talented to deliver in. Banky w cannot just switch from Blues and Be like wizkid who is in the hip pop sector neither will Yemi alade turn a rapper overnight when she knows she built her fans as a hip pop vocal artist.

Someone will introduce you as a hip pop artiste only for you to go up on stage and begin to do reggae. You can be jack of all trades later when you blow but right now focus on a particular genre.

What are you good in?

What is that musical genre people enjoy you sing?

What is that musical genre where you can bring out the best in you most? 

That is your base. And to all those who wants to be a rapper and a singer at the same time, Quontinue.

If you sing in such a way that someone can match you to exactly an already blown act, then its high time you do a little change. It is never a good thing for your music career if you copy the way another musician sings. Learn to be unique. The unique your style of music, the better your chances of securing a place in the industry. Only learn from a music act never copy him/her.

Also Read:- Consider These Nine (9) Essential Things Before Taking On Music As A Career

But listen, if you think you are good to rap better than Olamide then feel free to give him a sit. But my advice is Uniqueness matters it is key. And to all upcoming acts who charge for every occasion you are called to perform in, you should limit such attitude because you could be declined to perform in a place where your sponsor could be, because you attached a fee thereby killing your chances.

Charge on occasions where not much audience will be or unserious events like birthdays, small shows, pool events, weddings. But not for shows that could boost you more like a top hotel hosting an event and you are called to perform, if they refuse to pay please perform for free. Beg to perform in top events and watch how you scale through, but don’t make yourself too cheap, know your worth.

Compiled by IKING FERRY

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Email:- Leadwaytunez@gmail.com
WhatsApp:- 08133631349

Friday, 16 August 2019

Consider These Nine (9) Essential Things Before Taking On Music As A Career

Consider These Nine (9) Essential Things Before Taking On Music As A Career


Hello Welcome to Leadwaytunez!!!

Are you a Music artiste or you know one? Please, share this link with them as it will help them a lot.

Music business is a really lucrative one as it can help you amass wealth for yourself even beyond your imagination.

Especially in a country like Nigeria where the music industry is the largest in Africa and yielding millions of naira.

Nevertheless, success in this music industry is left to how much you plan and put certain things in place.

Also:- Here Are 5 Reasons Your Music Will Not Blow To Become A Hit Song 

Taking on music as a profession is a risk which you must be fully ready for any consequences it brings as you blowing as an artiste might take longer than expected and sooner than you think.

Here are starter packs for individuals planning to take on music:

1. Easy/Short Stage Name

For any individual wanting to make music a profession, while starting out, ensure you have a not too long stage name which people can’t remember.

Having a short and easy stage name will help different music listeners to put you in mind and even to trace your music.

There are more than a thousand musician emerging all over the world every year, your name when short and easy will help people identify you amongst all of them.

2. Stick To A Particular Genre Of Music

Staying true to a particular kind of music helps your career as an artiste.

This will help in defining you as an artiste, though there are times one needs to be creative in art by trying out various genres but this doesn’t mean going totally out of your lane.

No matter how the likes of M.I , Vector , Show Dem Camp (SDC) , Poe, Boogey , Blaqbonez etc try to go commercial at some points, they still come back to RAP , their first love.

3. Catchy Hooks/Choruses

So as to get the attention of listeners, it is advisable that your tracks as nice and catchy hooks people can remember after a long while.

When your hooks are long, it makes the song boring and uneasy for your listeners to catch up with.

4. Nice Music Production

As an artiste, the music you put out in terms of quality is of much importance. This we can say in terms of sound, voicing, mixing/mastering and many more.

Artistes nowadays need to really pay attention to these deciding factors, it feels kind of grumpy when listening to a song not recorded or mixed well.

5. Release Projects

Another way you can increase your popularity is by releasing projects. It could be an EP (Extended Play) or an LP (Long Play).

This project in one way or the other will help people in getting to know more about you and how creative you are as they listen to different kinds of track from the same artiste.

6. Social Media

The media can’t be taken for granted at this age as it is one way where you get to sell your music faster.

As an artiste coming into the music business, ensure you have much relevance on social media platforms mainly (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

This is one huge means in which you get to connect to a lot of persons that can end up being your fans.

7. You Should Have Your Own Personal Website

It’s of much importance as an artiste to have a website of your own. Your website will end up saying a lot about you.

It should contain your previous releases, profile, collaborations, news and hints on yet to be released tracks. It helps in making your fans aware of what to expect from you and also to reach you.

8. Make Use Of Premium Music Platforms

There are lots of platforms where artistes can get their music to these days and be heard, so therefore, it is necessary for artistes to get signed on to these platforms so as to share their music with a larger music base.

Some of these includes Audiomack, SoundCloud, Spotify, Genius, Boomplay etc. You can also get to sell your music on iTunes, Apple, Amazon, Tidal and many more.

9. Make Use Of Blogs
Blogs are very important to every music artiste whether new or Top artiste as they are a whole lot of things one can achieve as far as music promotion is concerned.

From promoting your Music blogs to making sure they put up interesting news.

We hope you enjoy this Post?
Let’s hear from you all if you have an addition to what we have noted down here.

Email:- Leadwaytunez@gmail.com 
WhatsApp or call 📞 08133631349 
Thanks

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Top 5 Best Nupe Rappers 2019

Welcome to Leadwaytunez!  This year, I’ve got for you a list of top 5 best nupe rapper 2019, but what comes to mind when you hear the word rapper?

The fact is, not everyone knows what it means exactly.

In this post, I’ll share with you the top 5 nupe Rappers in nupe Kingdom 2019.

What Is Rap and Who Is The Best Rapper In Nupe Kingdom 2019?

Rap, rapper, rap artiste, rap music, fastest rapper; these among others are what pops out of one’s mind when talking about rap music.

Also:- The Young 5 Rappers That Will Make Your Favorite Rap Lords Piss In Their Pants

A rapper is a musician who combines unique beats and rhymes to create catchy entertainment songs.

This is not an easy task though; it requires word skills, dedication and a lot of hard work.

A rapper delivers musical form that incorporates rhyme, rhythmic speeches and street vernacular which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.

A rapper’s music should not be void of three things, which are content (what is being said), flow (rhythm, rhymes) and delivery (cadence, tone).

With those three elements that make up a dope rap music, but the question is, who is the best nupe rapper today?

I mean who is Nupe best rapper?

What is the criteria for ranking the 2019 top nupe rappers?

Also:-Upcoming Artistes!!! Here Are 5 Reasons Your Music Will Not Blow To Become A Hit Song

Awards Won or General Public Acceptance

Street Credibility/ Street O.T

Rhymes and Flows

Popularity

Let me give it to you straight up!

The Top 5 Best Nupe Rappers 2019.
Did you know that the genre of music a rapper sings is categorized as hip hop?

Without further ado let’s get started with my list of five best nupe Rappers...

1. ADAMU A. GIMBA
First on my list of best nupe rappers is Adamu A. Gimba popularly known by his stage name Adamzy. He was born in Baddegi, Niger, Nigeria.

Also a student of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBUL), Lapai, Niger state.

2. AHMED ABDULKADIR
Ashafii Gondigo is a Nupe rapper, hip hop recording artist and stage performer. He is the owner of a talent managing company known as Gondigo All Stars (GONAS) and also the C E O Nupehittracks blog...

Ashafii Gondigo as been featured on many Hiphop songs with different artist such as Shabzy (Onikoyi), T-khesh, Lulu, Delex, Badwiz, Venom etc.

He has been nominated for a lot of awards and won some of those nominations.

3. SADIQ MOHAMMAD DANLADI

Here we have another musician who is one of the best nupe rapper , he is known by his fans as Sadeeqson. He was born in Niger state Nigeria and he is a songwriter and a hip hop artist.

Also he has been Featured on a song with Adamzy and lot more.

4. LILAMEEDY MAKANTA 

 
Lil-Hunter is also on my list of the best nupe rapper 2019. He was born on the 14 of September 1996 in Bida, Niger state. And that's home town. 

He was signed by COCONUT - CITY ENTERTAINMENT and as worked with artists like Shabzy (Onikoyi), T Khesh, B-zango (Bash) etc. 


5. STRONG PILLAR 
This Nupe rapper was born on 1st of February, 1990 in kwara Nigeria, he is popularly known as his stage name Strong Pillar. He is a Nupe rapper and song writer currently signed to Hustle Boiz Musik Entertainment.

He has worked with the likes of Prince mk BA'AGI, I-brax etc. 

What did you think? Is there something I’m missing, would you like to add a comment? Let’s have your comment in the box provided below or email us at Leadwaytunez@gmail.com 

You can also call or WhatsApp us 08133631349 

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Most Upcoming Artistes Are Lazy — Gospel Artiste , John Agoha

Most Upcoming Artistes Are Lazy — Gospel Artiste , John Agoha

A popular quote says a dream doesn’t become reality through magic but through sweat, determination and hard work. Another says, without labor nothing prospers.

This seems to be the watchword for gospel singer and songwriter, John Agoha who seems to be pained that most new and upcoming singers don’t want to put efforts into their journey to stardom.

In a chat with Potpourri, the Eledumare crooner stated that upcoming musicians find it hard to up their game but prefer waiting for ‘miracle’ monies to give their music career a push.

“I noticed that most upcoming artistes are lazy, especially the secular singers. The problem they have is they don’t want to invest in their career.

You must pay the price for anything you love; when you can’t pay the price for what you say you are passionate about, that means you are not ready for the business.

It’s no more entertainment, it’s now show business. You must understand that it’s your life. Some upcoming acts will tell you they are looking for someone who will give them N10 million, which is almost impossible because nobody wants to invest in someone they don’t know their capacity.

Right now, the way the game is going, the person you hope will make it to limelight ends up not making it. These newcomers in the industry don’t even know bodies like COSON or even the address of major radio stations.

They hardly travel to other states aside Lagos and Abuja. They use their phones for frivolities instead of bettering themselves,” he said. Agoha was a secular musician but after an encounter with God he switched to gospel music and he has since been enjoying best of times.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

PARTICIPATE NOW !! CDQ Launches “ Onye Eze ” Challenge, Lots Of Goodies To Be Won

CDQ Launches “ Onye Eze ” Challenge, Lots Of Goodies To Be Won


Hello Guys,

Following the success of his latest single, “ Onye Eze “, rapper, CDQ has teamed up with Leadwaytunez to Launch “ Onye Eze Challenge “.

This challenge is CDQ‘s way of giving back to the society by giving upcoming artistes a chance to showcase their talents on the “ Onye Eze beat“.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN ONYE EZE CHALLENGE

STEP 1

Download the “Onye Eze” beat below:-


STEP 2

Make a video of yourself freestyling, rapping or singing on Onye Eze beat in any language of your choice.

STEP 3

Upload the video on your Instagram page with the hashtag #CDQONYEEZE and mention these handles
@cdqolowo @Naijaloadedcomnge
@mankind_naijaloaded (You must be following them for your Video entry to be considered).

IMPORTANT NOTICE:- You can copy the the Hashtag and Handles easily below:-

#CDQonyeeze @cdqolowo  @Naijaloadedcomng  @mankind_naijaloaded
STEP 4
Your entry becomes valid once your video is reposted on @cdqolowo page

REWARD FOR WINNER

The winner will be featured on Onye – Eze 3.0 All star version + $2,000

Entry Starts:- Monday 8th July,2019 and will end Wednessday, 31st July 2019.

What are you waiting for?
Don’t dull it, Goodluck!!

Monday, 8 July 2019

Latest Update : Bida Entertainment Legendary Awards (BELA) - Categories For Nomination

Latest Update : Bida Entertainment Legendary Awards (BELA) - Categories For Nomination


Public Service Announcement
The organisers for Bida Entertainment Legendary Awards (BELA) unveils its official categories. Please check the For the Nomination Categories Below Thanks.

Entertainment
-Artist of the year
-Next Rated Artist
-Best Female Artist
-Best Single
-Indigenous Artist
-Afro-Pop Artist
-Best Hip-Hop Artist
-Best Music Producer
-Rookie of the Year
-Collaboration of the Year
-Best DJ
-Best Vocalist
-Lyricist of the Year
-Best Graphic Designer
-Best Artist Manager
-Best Blog
-Best Dancer
-Best Comedian
Sport Category
-Sportman of the year
-Young Footballer of the year
-Footballer of the year

Nupe Contemporary Award
-Best Nupe Musical Artist
-Nupe Best Vocal Artist
-Next Rated Nupe Artist
-Best Nupe Lyrics Writer
-Best Nupe Movie Actor

For Enquiries Contact @08068728893,08084712011

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Breaking ! Veteran Yoruba Actor , Fasasi Bankewin “ Dagunro” Is Dead

Breaking ! Veteran Yoruba Actor , Fasasi Bankewin “ Dagunro” Is Dead


Fasasi Olabanke, one of the respected veteran Yoruba movie stars, has died.

The actor who was popularly known as Dagunro reportedly passed away today, the 13th day of June, 2019.

Dagunro, an Osogbo-born actor, was known and hailed for his traditional roles in several epic Yoruba movies. Over the years, he won over a lot of fans who admired his work.

Confirming news of Dagunro’s demise, popular actor Adekola Tijani took to Instagram to make the announcement,
He wrote, ‘Gone too soon boss! May your soul rest in peace. Love you boss but God loves you most. Dagunro Alajiga Ogun. RIP’.


Most Nollywood Actresses Are Single Why? – Ruth Kadiri Reveals

Most Nollywood Actresses Are Single Why?  – Ruth Kadiri Reveals




Popular Nollywood actress, Ruth Kadiri give advice to upcoming actresses who intend getting married.

Ruth Kadiri who is said to have recently gotten married has revealed why most Nollywood actresses are not married, she also advised upcoming actresses who in future would want to settle down.

She wrote;

DEAR UPCOMING ACTRESSES WHILE YOU STRUGGLE TO BUILD YOUR CAREER, IF YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE WHO WILL EVENTUALLY WANT TO SETTLE DOWN. LEARN TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS SIDE BY SIDE. IT’S HARD BUT TRY. DON’T WAIT TILL YOU’RE A STAR. FAME IS A MIRAGE YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME. WHEN IT EVENTUALLY DOES TIME MIGHT NOT BE YOUR FRIEND ANYMORE.

STORY OF MOST NOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES TODAY.


Top 5 Songs That Became Instant Hit In Nigeria Checkout (Number 3 Was A Mad Jam)

Top 5 Songs That Became Instant Hit In Nigeria Checkout (Number 3 Was A Mad Jam)

The release of hit songs that makes music fans stay awake is not a new thing in Nigeria.

As a matter of fact, we have been enjoying many hit singles before the introduction of new generation artistes like Wizkid, Davido and sorts.

There have been major hit singles from the onset that made us feel on top of the world back in the days and below are the top 5 in no particular order:

1. Fall In Love By D’banj: The koko master himself, was apparently the biggest musician from Nigeria in those days. His songs is always at the top of every chart and in recent time one of the first artistes to feature a foreign artiste in the country.

Fall in love was a song even the deaf danced to, a love song that is palatable to the ears of old and young people of both genders. The song further got attention when the visuals came out which featured the top Nigerian actress “Genevieve” which sparked dating rumor between them as they were caught kissing in the video of the hit single.

2. Kerewa By Zule Zoo: Many of you would still be sucking mama’s breast during the time of Zule Zoo. It made a lot of wave in the country, even though the type of lyrics contained in the track would be likened to the type of songs the NBC would ban if it was sang in this modern day.

We are not sure of where they are currently, but we are glad they are part of the history in Nigerian music industry.

3. Yahooze By Olu Maintain: Yahoo! Oh Oh, was like a national anthem in the country then, arguably the song of the century in the nation. The song which came with the famous dancing move of moving hands upward made it to everybody’s playlist.

Olu Maintain caught the attention of people of all ages in Nigeria and whoever that didn’t listen to the song was undoubtedly living under the rock.
Lest I forget, when the Super Falcons of Nigeria won the 2007 U-17 world cup competition. Olu maintain is the artiste invited by Yar’adua the then president of Nigeria to perform for the team at the welcome party in Abuja. This shows the kind of gravity the song had at the period.

4. African Queen By 2face: 2baba is considered one of the living legends because in the industry because of this track that catapulted his career even to the outer world.

The song is indeed evergreen that even if played now. It would still fit into the recent time type of music people would love to listen to. African queen was/is a hit and 2baba is a legend. No doubt about that.

5. Mr Lecturer By Eedris Abdulkareem: Eedris was African 50 cent. He is rugged and one of the very minute musicians who can sing to condemn the government even to the face of the government officials.

Mr Lecturer is a dramatic song that explains what our young ladies face in higher institutions from lecturers and it is one of the song Nigerian loved so well.

Eedris is part of the singers in Nigeria we can call a legend and no bigger music was done by him other than Mr Lecturer.

There are many hit singles that rocked the music phase of Nigeria but the aforementioned are just some of them.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The Young 5 Rappers That Will Make Your Favorite Rap Lords Piss In Their Pants

The Young 5 Rappers That Will Make Your Favorite Rap Lords Piss In Their Pants


The hype around hip hop seems to be declining through the years, but there some determined to revive it.

While we have some glorified OGs, here are 5 youngsters who will make your favourite rapper piss their pants.

1. Hotycee

There was a time hip hop ruled the Nigerian music industry but in recent times Afro beats have come back to take the throne.

While there are still rap heads among the Nigerian listeners, most of our rappers right now are idolized just because they rap, as long as you can spit a decent sixteen in this country, you are a rap god, and this is because the rap heads in this country are just grateful to get any rap song, considering the fact that everyone wants to sing these days.

Last year M.I Abaga asked Nigerian rappers to fix up their life, but i hope M.i was sure of what he wished for because I doubt he can stand with the underground rapper Hotyce.

Apart from punchlines back to back, he is a story teller, taking you on a journey line by line and this is something we lack in this part of the world, our rappers just throw fancy words at us and expect to be applauded, but it takes more than that.

2. A-Q

One of the dopiest freestyle and battle rapper in the country, A-Q finesses intellect and gangsterism is such a way that there is no match, he and his partner Loose Kaynon have taken it upon themselves to save the rap scene.

3. Loose Kaynon

When he comes to intellect and the uses of big words, loose and his partner A-Q are the first to come to mind, there is a bit of prestige to their music and only those who are deemed worthy can vibe to it.

4. Dap The Contract

There is more to this dude than the bars, from his storytelling ability to the arrangement of his track, the maturity and quality of his music is beyond the Nigerian standard and for those who think Nigerian hip hop is dead should think again.

5. Blaq Bonez

The aura Of confidence that surrounds this guy can be visibly seen in his music, the self-awareness that he breathes through his track shows that he can stand bar to bar with any rapper in the country.

Your favourite rappers better watch out, because this underground rapper is not going to stay underground for long and if he keeps to his gun, he is coming for the throne

Relationship:- Why the men need Sex?

Relationship:- Why the men need Sex? 


Dear sir, why does the male need sex as if its food?

Dear Sender,
Male do not want sex they need sex,
Let me state that the no1 needs for every male is SEX, why because every male is designed by God to provide progenitor (seeds) his purpose in life is to provide  seeds. So every male you see today is a carrier of half billion sperms in his loin.

Every man is a seed Carrier, so his major purpose is designed by God to provide generations.

This is why when God wants to create a nation he goes for the male not the female and he said to Abraham a nation will come out from you and I will make him very great.

A man doesn't want sex, a man needs sex, what is need? A need is that which helps you function, a car doesn't want fuel, a car needs fuel.share to ur friends to see the group

A man is driving by divine purpose to produce generations, that is why a man needs sex.

A man doesn't have menstrual cycle, he is ready for sex anywhere, any day in any place even when you as a woman is not ready.

Sometimes most of you ladies you think your husband is demanding for too much sex or he is demonized. He is not demonized he is OK.

WHAT DOES THE WOMAN NEED?
The woman's no 1 need is not sex, she like sex and enjoys sex, but that is not what she needs.

A woman's need is affection. Affection is never sex, sex to a woman is a result of affection.

If you give her affections you will have no need struggling to have your need in bed.

WARNING: Anyone who can't control his or her loins can fall prey to anything under skirt or trouser.
Respect yourself.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE !! Most Nigeria Record Label Fails Due to This 7 Reasons

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE !! Most Nigeria Record Label Fails Due to This 7 Reasons  



You have heard all their stories, of artists (Kizz Daniel , Reekado Banks, Ycee, Brymo, Runtown….) leaving labels and that has been dealt with extensively in the media.


I rather take a look at the real reason why all Nigerian record labels fail. I choose to see the fall outs with artists and label as a symptom of the failure of the record label.

However, the natural question to ask at this point is why do all Nigerian record labels fail despite the opportunities for a thriving business?

So here are some of my ideas from my study of the Nigerian music industry and personal experience from running Social media influencing and Talent management.

CAPITAL INTENSIVE
It is difficult for financial institutions to fund record labels because of their structure, especially at startup phase, as revenues are lean and their isn’t really an insured plan for recouping working capital lent other than emplacing a physical asset collateral for the debt.

The equipment required is relatively cheap. Today, you can make music with a laptop, a microphone, a keyboard and some software. Everything else is an extra.

Some of the best classic albums that sparked the rebirth of the Nigerian music scene in Nigeria today were made that way. It will be hard getting anybody to confess to that though.

EGOs
Every successful Nigerian artist is eventually going to be bigger than the record label sooner than later when endorsement money starts rolling in.

It becomes obvious to the artist that he is actually bankrolling the record label’s operations as well as the costs of new projects. Anybody half smart will recognize that you can take your destiny into your hands and boycott the label.

The moment you, a label owner has a winner, get that artist to start an imprint under you, seek fresh talent to replenish the old, renegotiate the contract, take a lesser piece of the pie, use your clout to provide the new imprint distribution deals and other support services for a fee or a piece of every new talent signed.

LEAN ROASTER
You have seen them all, those one or two artist record labels. When one artist walks, the label closes shop. It is called a key man insurance risk. Keep your label on top of its game.

Keep a sizeable roster and keep all signed satisfied to your business structure.

EXPENSIVE RECORD CONTRACTS
The art of negotiating the advance is a compulsory course for all new label execs. For those who don’t know the advance is what a record label gives an artist he hopes to sign and promote.

Maybe you have heard of a record label buying the artist an house, car, paying some bills, giving them salaries, wardrobe allowance, pocket money, club privileges etc. that is the advance.

One opinion (W Tyler Allen) says this is a major way to set an artist up for failure — by giving them illusions that they’re on the road to success, when their brand still hasn’t matured.

My philosophy for most of these Nigerian record labels is don’t box yourself in for the talent, regardless how talented he or she is, especially when the talent is fresh and has no record of attracting revenue streams to you or previous label.

What a label owes an artist most is a structure or plan on how to succeed in their joint venture. Plus all that money spent on buying cars and picking tabs at the club will be of better use in finding good music producers, video directors, publicists etc.

EXPENSIVE SUPPLIERS
I believe there is a bubble somewhere in here. Everybody agrees they need to have the best suppliers; stylist, video directors, publicists to succeed in this business but at what cost should be the driving question.

Most of these artists will be indebted for the rest of their lives if they can’t deliver a smash hit or sizeable performance or endorsement fee.

My candid suggestion is tie everybody into a percentage share as against pay for hire. Give them a piece of the pie, i.e. the contract, you all can play together for the long run and for even better returns.

That however, means they have to believe in your ability to deliver on the envisaged future. In the medium to the long term, it will be nice to see record labels finance their own support teams, create needed alliances or buy equity into these other businesses.

It is also because of this, that A & R Chris Randing suggests that labels should really be a partnership of at least four people or entities a music producer, a business affairs person, a radio person and a marketing person.

PRODUCTION CAPACITY
It is called a record label because it is supposed to produce records. A label should have production capacity or should have sourced that capacity on the outside.

That capacity can not be negotiated on a song basis. It is better on a term basis. A producer that will work for you for a term, say 3/6/9/12/months. This way your rooster can always be busy creating music.

TECHNICAL/BUSINESS STRUCTURE
Like every startup, music or otherwise, hungry for success but with slow or no revenue build up.

It is important that start is equipped to fulfill administrative tasks, sign, draw, read legal agreements, engage bankers for the lowest cost structure possibly.
The End!!

Thank you for reading.


Written by:- DemolaLagos
Demola is the profound Organizer of Made in Lagos Festival. He is a Digital Media Entrepreneur and can be reached via email  –
madeinlagosfest@gmail.com

Monday, 10 June 2019

14 FACTS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

14 FACTS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS.


1. Sleeping alone is better than sharing your BED with someone who shares a BED with someone else when you are not around.

2. Cheating does not mean you have to kiss, meet or have sex with a third party. Once you find yourself deleting texts and e-mails so that your partner will not see them, you are already there.

3. If a man is crazy about you, pray he does not get well, if he is getting well, know that another woman is giving him some tablets.

4. First love may not die, but true love can bury it.

5. If you still believe "LOVE IS BLIND" then I know for sure MARRIAGE WILL OPEN IT FOR YOU.

6. A woman's beautiful face attracts a flirt; A woman's beautiful heart attracts a lover; A woman's beautiful character attracts a man.

7. Never you fall in love because you are lonely, fall in love because you are ready.

Also check out:- 8 Mistakes should never do when having sex

8. A blessed water is better than a cursed fried rice. A Godly poor man is far much better than an angry rich man in marriage.

9. I will rather have you stay in your fathers house that you are sure of, than pack into a man's house you are not sure of.

10. Most men base their capacity of manhood and their abilities to fertilize ovaries and produce children. Any man can impregnate a woman. The real deal is egg  MANY MEN CAN BE THE FATHER TO THEIR CHILDREN, not promoters of ABORTION?

11. HOLY Wives do not just speak in tongues, they MANAGE their homes, make SUPER meals, raise GODLY kids, and finally they
bring out the KING in their man.

Also read:- 5 Ways to know if your is cheating on you

12. When you tend to your garden diligently you will be the one to reap the fruit of the vine thereof.

13. You can say "sorry" a million times, say "I love you" as much as you want, say whatever you want, but if you are not going to prove that the things you say are true, then do not say anything at all. Because if you cannot show it, your words do not mean a thing.

14. Never you lie in order to satisfy somebody for a moment, because the pain that you cause them in the future can last them for a lifetime.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

If I Quit Music, I Would Have Disappointed God— Zoro

 If I Quit Music, I Would Have Disappointed God— Zoro


For Nigerian indigenous rapper/model, Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner, popularly known as Zoro, who relocated to Lagos at a time to pursue his career in music, the challenges of life may have tempted him to quit.

But he has been on the steady rise to fame since the release of his hit singles, O42, Otu, Ogene and Achikolo, featuring Phyno and Flavour.

Recounting the challenges he had to grapple with while struggling to stamp his feet on the music scene, he stated that besides his family, friends and people who looked up to him, God would have been disappointed if he had given up.

“Just before my biggest song, imagine if I had quit. My prayers before I had my first breakthrough always reminded me of how much God would be disappointed in me if I stopped. My family also played a very big part, plus I would let a lot of people that believe in me down if I messed things up”, he revealed.

He further revealed that being an independent artiste with a determination to succeed; it took him time to understand the dynamics of the Nigerian music industry.

“Being an independent artiste coming from the east to an entirely different Lagos market, I didn’t know my left from my right. It took me time to find my rhythm; but I’m fine now.

I had to live with an open mind, letting myself pass through the required change process”, he said.

Speaking further, he noted that contrary to public knowledge, the Nigerian entertainment industry is not what it seems looking at it from the outside.

“I have come to learn that the industry is not as sweet as people see it from the outside. There is a lot of mental, psychological and emotional stress attached to it”, he said. He added that compared to when he launched his music career, the music industry has appreciated a great deal.

Fatherhood is a stage where i learn many lessons – Sean Tizzle

Lessons Fatherhood Has Taught Me – Sean Tizzle


Afro-pop musician, Morihanfen Oluwaseun, a.k.a Sean Tizzle joined the growing number of ‘baby daddies’ on the Nigerian music scene in 2017, and for what it’s worth, he’s not ashamed to boast of it anytime the discussion arises.

Little wonder in a chat with Showtime, the multi-talented singer whose newly released hit single, ‘Lotto’ currently enjoys massive radio/TV airplay across the nation, was quick to reel out the benefits he has enjoyed and still enjoying from fatherhood. “Fatherhood has taught me to be more conscious of myself and my responsibilities.

It is safe to say that my baby girl’s birth changed my life and being an amazing father is one of the most fulfilling experiences”, he said. Not only has fatherhood been a blessing to the ‘Sho Le’ crooner as a person, it has also been of immense benefit to his music craft.

“Yes, fatherhood has affected my music positively; it has given me more motivation to work harder”, he said. He added that as at the time he became a father, nothing would have made him give up the opportunity. “No; not at all, nothing would have made me give up the experience. It is a very important part of my journey”, he noted.

Speaking about his entire music journey since he debuted on the Nigerian music scene, he said; “I think I have grown musically and also as a brand a lot has evolved with and around me, i.e my style, and I would like to think that my sound has gotten more unique over time, but the fans also have a huge part to play in how well they appreciate my works, because I try to put myself out but sometimes people tend to forget or ignore you when you are trying to get to the top.

I have not failed music wise so I think it’s been a success and we keep working and keep getting better.”

Monday, 3 June 2019

The Best Producer Nigeria Has Ever Had is SARZ or Who? – You All Need To Read This

The Best Producer Nigeria Has Ever Had is SARZ or Who? – You All Need To Read This


Osabuohein Osaretin popular known as SARZ ON THE BEAT with his unique intro REAALLYY is a Nigerian record producer, musician and part time disc jockey.


Sarz is arguably the best producer in Nigeria at the moment, and has produced tracks for the likes of
Wizkid, Burna Boy, Dagrin, Wande Coal, Reminisce, Skepta , Niniola ,
Chris Brown , Drake and also a
Hennessy Artistry themed song.
The big question is have you ever listened to a track produced by Sarz and the beat overshadows the lyrics of the track or the lyrics overshadow the beat?
The big answer is NO.

Sarz has a unique way of balancing the beat with the lyrics of the song which makes you able to know the artiste did a good job on the track. 

He has also delivered on the production aspect for example on the
Oja track by Reminisce, the beat was hard core and a vibe able beat but the audience was also able to get the lyrics right which was where the popular slang “ STAY JIGGY BI PAPA WEMBA” was gotten from.

Sarz is a producer who makes hard core beats you can relate to even without having a lyric unlike some producers which makes him very unique from others.

This can been seen in tracks like “ Beat of Life (Samba) ” featuring
Wizkid, Maradona by Niniola , “ Diet ” by Dj Enimoney featuring Reminisce ,
Tiwa Savage and Slimcase , Bad Energy by Skepta featuring
Wizkid and lots more.

Also his personally released album titled “ SARZ IS NOT YOUR MATE” which is a compilation of beats only is still topping charts around the country which also makes him the first producer in Nigeria to release an album of beats only.

Sarz has been in the industry since 2007 and produced his first A –list track for Ruggedman , and has not changed his style of producing ever since.
I was at the recently concluded
Mainland Block Party and Sarz was a guest disc jockey, and this guy surprisingly didn’t spin any song throughout his stay on deck.

Sarz played beats of every song he has produced for top acts without the lyrics of every track and everyone was thrilled about this, a producer doing what our disc jockeys dare not do.

This is what makes SARZ unique from every other producer and it is safe to say that he is the best producer Nigeria has ever had.

So Guys
Do You Think Sarz Is The Best Producer Nigeria Has Ever Had?

Let’s have your thoughts on this
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