August 19, 2019

[A Must Read] 7 Reasons Why Some Upcoming Artiste Will Forever Remain Upcoming

With my experience in the industry, let’s say about 8yrs wink what I’m about to write here is the truth, nothing but the truth.
As an up & coming artiste, if you are making these mistakes and you are not ready to make a U-turn, you will forever remain an upcoming artiste.
For the sake of those who are passionate about their craft, here is a list of things you should take note of if you wish to become a known and celebrated act.
NOTE:- Life is sweet at the Top 😋 Ask Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, 2face, 9ice and the likes. They once went through hell but now everything has turn into a thing of the past. You can do the same.

1. Most Upcoming Artiste Do Not Make Proper Use Of Their Social Media Handle

As an upcoming artiste, your social media account is one of the easiest ways of communicating with your fans. You need to put content on it everyday.
If you are going to the toilet, take a picture. If you are going to the bar, do a little video. If you are buoyant enough, give away something tangible to your Fans, maybe Recharge cards someday.
Put enough Freestyle on your page, you never can tell who is gonna stumbled upon your page and will fall in love with your Freestyle. Your Social media page is your Album, get it loaded with enough interesting contents.

2. Most Upcoming Artiste Do Not Attend Shows

If you are an upcoming artiste and you are not attending shows, you will forever remain upcoming (Not a curse though but harsh reality).
I mean, get off that your lazy bed, attach yourself to a Blogger, beg them to help you activate some promotional packages that can change your life forever.
Another thing you could do is also to buy tickets to shows (regular). Find your way back stage, before they start the show proper, beg them to allow you do your thing. Record label owners, promoters are listening and if they can see the confidence in you and how the crowd accept your music, my brother, congratulations. Who knows, you might get signed and hit the jackpot.

3. Not Creating A Niche For Yourself In The Industry

As an upcoming artiste, you need to stop copying other people’s style of music. Stop copying other people’s beat, stop copying other people’s sound.
Create your own style, create your own pattern. Stand out! Stop jumping at every trending beats, stay on your own lane and do your thing.

4. Bad Mastering, Bad Mixing Of Your Song

This is also a contributing factor. Who will play your music when the whole production is whack?
There are so many upcoming artiste out there with good lyrical content but their production is poor and this in return makes the artiste sound local. No DJ would jam your song on radio if the production is poor.
Work with different music producers. The same producer that created the beat and recorded your voice should not be the same producer that will do the final mastering of your songs.
There are dedicated sound engineers and professionals that their job is just to mix and master (look for them).

5. Poor Lyrical Content, Bad Concept, Bad Voicing

Imagine a reggae singer trying to sing blues? The concept from the onset is not proper. What you have to do is to look for your vocal strength and work on it. Simple!!!
If you can sing blues very well, my brother, you are not needed in the rap game. Do your thing, express yourself lyrically. Sing about things your face, talk about your emotions. Sing about everything around you.
Your song can motivate some rich dudes when they are down and before you know it, they might start chasing your around with some bag full of $$$ 😋

6. Not Wanting To Freestyle

Free styling is your selling point. At times people, fans want to hear you sing without musical instruments. Freestyle your songs, record a Crystal clear video of your freestyle. Upload on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook etc
You never can tell who will come across your freestyle. Wale Turner enjoyed this grace and one good thing about Nigerians is that they will surely be tempted to share your Freestyle Video on their page if it’s dope enough.
Instagram made Wale Turner, Destiny Boy, Ola dips and many Up & coming act currently getting the needed buzz to becoming a Superstar.

7. Be Your Own Sponsor (Get A Job & Fund Yourself)

This is the most bitter truth 99.9% of Upcoming artiste don’t want to hear but it’s actually the best..
I had the intention of making it No. 1 on this list but I had a feeling that you won’t want to read this because you try don’t want to hear the truth.
My brother, Nobody can see the big picture more than you. Promotion is the Key to winning in the Music industry and this requires a lot of Money if you want your content (Music or Video) to get the massive attentions to making it become a massive jam.
The average shelf life of Nigerian Track is 3 months, whether you are an upcoming or an already blown act, if you drop a Song in January and by April you are not working on something, you might lose relevancy and fade off.
In order to grown some Loyal fans, you must be willing to drop contents from time to time.. Now, you are able to get a good song, how do you Promote it?
Do you have to keep begging Family or Friends for Funds to Promote your Song every 3 Months? If you are lucky to get it this time, No assurance you will ever get from them again.
Why not get something doing so you can make money to push your song yourself without waiting for a Sponsor who doesn’t even have a knowledge about Music business.
The End!

We hope you gained one or two things from this Article?

Now, infuse what you just learn into your Music hustle and you will be amaze at the result you will get soon.
God bless you all 🙏
Thank you.

[Advice To Upcoming Artistes] Your Bangers Will Always Fade Away, Do These To Remain Relevant

The greatest joy and fear of every artist is to blow and produce a song that will blow the minds of every listeners on the street.
They want to have that great feeling of “oh that’s my song there 😃” but the big problem is that there is a big difference between Bangers and Hit songs.
Can you as the Listener differentiate between a Banger & a Hit song?
Well, as we have a Bangers & Hit Songs it in terms of the music itself, we also have it among artists. Those Bangers are the “Artistes with one hit wonders” while the Hit songs are the “Consistent Artistes” in the game.
There are so many bangers on the street that will surely fade away with time. Just imagine you buying a banger *Knockout during xmas*, it may be of different sound (1,2,3,4, and 5 sound), but one thing is certain they all fade away after making their noise, so also are artists and their songs.
You may produce over three mind blowing songs but it still doesn’t make you a big fish in the river yet.
WHY DO ARTISTS FIND IT HARD TO STAY RELEVANT AFTER THEIR FIRST BIG BREAK?
We have seen the likes of Flexy B (Umbele)Viktoh (Skibi Dat)Junior Boy (Irapada)Dremo (Ojere) struggling after dropping their first major bangers even though they are very much talented.
Why is this so?
Let’s swing into action…

1. They Are Not Creative Enough

There are artist who are not creative enough to stay long in the game because they can’t flow with the tides.
In the first instance they blow because at that point in time that was the tune and sound bursting people’s head but when it change, they find it hard to change and in turn they fade away.
When we talk of creativity, all the elements that make up good music have to come into place both the sound, style, lyrics, and so on.

2. They Try Too Hard To Convince The Crowd

The biggest problem after getting that big break is to not lose it afterwards and most artist try to hard to achieve that.
Instead of sticking with their style they jump into another boat because it is the one working at that moment and then they fumble and get lost from the minds of their fans.
Artist like Mr Eazi knows his strength and stick to it that’s why we still love him till date. I’m not saying its bad but it is always to early to change when you have not find your feet.

3. They Don’t Know Their Strength

Training is very important for every artist and that’s what most Nigerian artist lack.
They all think is all about going to the studio to make a song, music is more than that. If most artist know their strengths andweaknesses they will still be relevant today after getting their big break.
If you do well with Street song, stick to it. If your strength is doing song that Motivates people, go with it instead of switching to Party banging tune.

4. They Are Not Consistent

Artists make that big mistake of not doing an instant follow up song after hitting their first big song.
They get carried away when their major breakthrough song becomes very big that they get so lazy and pompous thinking the song will keep rocking for so long.
The sad truth is that the song grows more bigger and fans start expecting something more better in their next content but they majorly fail because of their laziness.
Kiss Daniel gave us Woju, then Shoye and then Laye, can you see that?
That should be the sequence and not what Flexy B did by giving us the Almighty Umbele and then one wack song as a Follow up, Bros you go run down.
One thing I admire now about Artist like Small doctor, Slim Case, Mr Real and others is that they know their sound and after giving you a good song they give you another one.
Consistency is key in staying longer in the game ask Wizkid, Olamide, Davido and the rest they will tell you how they do it.

5. Poor Management

An artist is as good as the people managing him or her. Even big artist are running away from their host company because of poor management what more of up and coming artist.
If an artist is not properly manage, they will surely lose their relevance in the industry.
After getting that big break managements should know that featuring the big namesin the industry will continue to keep that artist name and music relevant in the minds of listeners but they always fail to do this.
Kiss Daniel, Reekado Banks, Lil Kesh, Mayorkun, are still making waves today because of good management.

6. Some Lack The Mind, Courage, And Talent To Stay Relevant

Look at artists like Tekno and Runtownafter their release of Pana and Mad Over Yourespectively they are still waxing stronger because they know their strengths and they keep to it.
For those upcoming artistes, discover yourself so that after you produce a banger, you will not fade away too.
Continue to improve yourself.
The End!!!

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August 18, 2019

MUSIC: WizKid x Ty Dolla $ign – “Ride It”

Wizkid and TY Dolla $ign joint titled “Ride It” is out to bless our ears and playlist.

Here is a leak of Nigeria’s Starboy, Wizkid and American rapper, Ty Dolla $ign song tagged ‘Ride It’. This smashing pop record surfaced online today, same happen last year when one of their joint also leaked out of the studio ‘Highgrade’.
If we can recall in 2017 Wizkid was reported to have recorded some songs with the American rapper when they both met and got featured on ‘Can’t Believe Remix’. “Ride It” is one of their records and it here to whet our appetite while we await a new single from the Starboy. Its good pop sound and Wizkid went Raw on this… Listen and Enjoy!!
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INCOMING!! Kizz Daniel Set To Release A New Song (See The Title)

There is no doubt that Kizz Daniel is one of few Nigerian artistes that’s bursting our speakers at the moment.
His songs are played in every nook and cranny and everyone can’t seem to get enough of his music.
Kizz Daniel is sets to break the internet again with a new jam dubbed “WEBS (Why E Be Say)”, Vado! Is back, after Short hiatus since his recently released hit single “Eko”.
The No Bad Songz Champ, made this revelation via his Instagram page today, when he posted an artwork of the yet to be released song.

Wizkid’s Bodyguard, Roy, Becomes A House Owner In Lagos (SEE PHOTO)

Bodyguard to super star Nigerian singer, Wizkid has finally become a proud owner of a huge house in Lagos, Nigeria.
Roy took to his Instagram page to appreciate God for the brand new blessing and of course Wizkid‘s fans are still dropping their congratulatory messages for the hardworking bodyguard.
See Photo Below:-

August 17, 2019

MUSIK: Zlatan Ibile Ft. Psychic – Opoor (Plenty)

When two Musical Giants Teams up on a Song nothing less is expected than a megahit!
The song entails a prayer ‘Eleda mi! Maje Ko KpasKpasKpos’ meaning things should never fall apart. Produced by Yalababayala, mixed and mastered by Ajeonthemix.
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MUSIK: Klever Jay Ft. Lyta, Demmie Vee – Omo Ologo

One of Nigeria’s ever consistent act KLEVER JAY who’s known for his vocal dexterity comes with a mid tempo Vibe titled Omo Ologo with a superb Joint force from Monalisa Croner Lyta and HND (Hope Never Die) Front-liner/Former FlyBoy act Demmie. Produced by Izzy-blaq mixed by Banell
Omo Ologo By Klever Jay made available right here on GLtrends.com.ng for your listening pleasure.
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MUSIK: Yovi X Davido X Zlatan – Its Allowed

Uber talented singer, Yovi serves up with his summer smash titled “It’s Allowed” featuring DMW Boss, Davido and rave of the moment, Zlatan Ibile.
Yovi lures the services of the industry heavyweight, Davido and sensational, Zlatan Ibile to deliver his new chart-topping banger.
It arrives shortly after the visual for his previous track, “Shokolate”.
Recall, in January, Yovi collaborated with Wizkid on the track “Holy Water”. With all this, Yovi is expected to avail his upcoming project in a few weeks.
Listen & Download “Yovi Ft. Davido, Zlatan Ibile – It’s Allowed” below:-
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August 15, 2019

MUSIC: Sarkodie – “Do You” ft. Mr Eazi

Sarkodie decides to release another new single off the ‘Black Love’ album, It’s titled “Do You” and features Mr Eazi.

After the successful release of ‘Lucky‘ featuring Rudeboy which is still gaining massive streams, Sarkodie feels there is a need to appreciate his fans so decides to bless us with another new single and video off the ‘Black Love’ album. The Highest rapper and artiste in Ghana chose “Do You“.
DO YOU is also a love song but this special cos you can use it to know your stand point in a relationship and how the other party feels. Mr Eazi graced this record produced by Guilty Beatz with his Banku vibe.
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Port harcourt most consistent disk jockey DJ Ayi resurfaces with a dope nostalgic mixtape tagged “Best Of Timaya Mix 2019” Best of Timaya Mix contains most of Timaya’s hit songs from his inception to his latest 2019 hits. The mixtape was carefully put together and promises to outstanding.
1.Timaya- Story
2.Timaya ft 2baba- about That Time
3.Timaya – Vibrate
4.Timaya – Chinekemeh
5.Timaya – dance
6.Timaya – Erima
7.Timaya- Man on Dutty
8.Timaya – My body
9.Timaya – Girl Dem
10.Timaya – Kom kom
11.Timaya – Jam it
12.Timaya – Samankwue
13.Timaya – Pull Up
14.Timaya – If To Say
15Timaya – Bang Bang Bang
16.Timaya – Bad Man Thing
17.Timaya – Dancehall
18.Timaya – Hallelujah
19.Timaya- CutLass
20.Timaya-Ablem
21.Timaya – I Like The Way
22.Timaya – Sanko
23.Timaya – Balance
24.Timaya – all the way
25.Timaya – Mind of matter
26.Timaya – Love all over me
27.Timaya – Behind me
28.Timaya – Timaya
29.Timaya – BadMan
30.Timaya – Appreciate
31.Timaya – I don blow
32.Timaya – God I Beg
33.Timaya – Gbagam
34.Timaya – Bow Down
35.Timaya – Plantain boy
36.Timaya – Ruler
37.Timaya – To You
38.Timaya – Long Life
39.Timaya – Pity For Us
40.Timaya – Another Man chop
41.Timaya – Ejo boys
42.Timaya – water Bam Bam
43.Timaya – Kpam Kpam Golo
44.Timaya – Amayanabo
45.Timaya – How Many Times
46.Timaya – God Ur 2much
47.Timaya – Telli Person
48.Timaya – money
49.Timaya – I concur
50.Timaya – Illuminati
51.Timaya – Malonogene
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Zlatan Ibile Reveals His Luxury Lifestyle After Lavishing 1.9 Million Naira On Fashion (See Photos)

Fast-rising star Zlatan Ibile has also joined the bandwagon of Nigerian stars who constantly flaunt their luxurious lifestyles.
He shared videos of him shopping at a boutique whilst having fun and also showed fans invoice of the items bought issued by the store attendant.
The content of the invoice stated that his spending on shopping was 1.9 million naira.
However, in the video, the rapper complained about the quantity of what he got. According to him, N1.9m is too much for the number of things he got.
See screenshots below:-

MUSIC: Vector – “Women and Sex”

Vector Tha Viper dishes out a new song titled “Women and Sex” to whet our appetite with his vibe

The much anticipated Vibes Before “Teslim EP” kicks off with this sultry number that highlights the many facets of the complicated but intimate moments in the interactions between two people. #VectorsVibe explores his mindset when it comes to intercourse off the mind body and spirit.
Women and Sex“, It’s not as literal as you think. Open your mind and understand that intimacy is beyond sexual desires and intercourse. Elevate your mind and search for the interconnected truth that brought each of us to life.
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MUSIC: Fireboy DML – Aje (Cover)

YBNL Nation's talneted youngster - Fireboy DML releases a brand new cover for Davido‘s DMW smash record "AJE". As usual, the wonder boy takes the melodious tune to a whole new dimension, adding his unique vibe to the already smooth banger. ENJOY !!
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MUSIC: DJ Cuppy ft. Zlatan – Gelato

Nigerian female disk jockey, DJ Cuppy serves her highly anticipated single dubbed “Gelato” featuring the rave of the moment, Zlatan.
The keyword ‘Gelato‘ is a frozen Italian dessert which started trending due to Cuppy‘s viral video with her father, Femi Otedola and her sister, Temi Otedola in Italy.
On the other hand, Zlatan disappoints not as gives us the regular Zanku vibe which he’s popularly know for and DJ Cuppy added her melodious vocals too.
The song serves as a follow up to her previous hit single ‘Abena‘ which features Ceeza MilliShaydee and Ghanian raving rapper, Kwesi Arthur.

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August 14, 2019

VIDEO: IllBliss Ft. Zoro – Echefula

Oga Boss, IllBliss and fellow Nigerian indigenous rapper, Zoro share the official music video for their collaborative banger titled “Echefula“.
The video for this culturally blessed single was directed by The Myth.
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Davido Jumps Off Boat Because A Lady Says She Is Off Her Period (Watch Video)

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as ”Davido’‘ has shared a clip on his Instagram page where he was spotted jumping off a boat.
According to the singer, the reason for jumping off is connected with the fact that a lady says ”she is off her period” and we definitely find this hard to believe considering his escapades with ladies.
The singer is set to feature Justin Bieber in what is surely going to redefine his stand as arguably Nigeria’s finest singer.
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Five Tips Upcoming Artistes Can Pick From Burna Boy’s Recent Successes


Irrespective of the hate, shade and negative comments you might have heard about Burna Boy from last year, he’s still the most successful Nigerian artiste in the last one year.
Yeah, Burna Boy has been around since 2012 but he’s been underrated and looked down upon until last year when luck and fortune shone on him.
But how did he achieve this and what tips can upcoming artistes pick from this?

1. Use Social Media To Your Advantage

Towards the tail end of the year when concerts were flying around, Burna Boy‘s management recruited some social media Influencers to always talk about him and his upcoming concert, Burna Live which held Dec 26th.
Every day, Burna Boy was always trending and you can also notice Burna Boy used Social media to bring awareness to his African Giants Fonts controversy that happened when Coachella put his name on small fonts.
2. Be Controversial, atimes.
Burna fueled his popularity this year by associating himself with controversies a lot. At first, this might be bad for your brand.
But in the end, this brings awareness to your name and helps to stay relevant in the scene.
From shading Davido and Wizkid for signing slavery deals to calling himself the “African Giant“, Burna Boy used the controversial tool to his benefit..
3. Do Quality Music
I see this as the most important thing for upcoming artistes. People don’t hype or promote sub-standard music.
High-quality music gets promoted the most and Burna Boy ensured he followed the rule by putting out relatable music content.
On The Low resonated with the music lovers, we related with Ye, why?? Because it spoke more about our suffering in this hard country.
Do quality music that your audience can relate with, trust me it will go viral if promoted well.
4. Utilize your opportunities
Seeing the reception and popularity of Ye, Burna Boy saw it as an opportunity to dominate with musical content since the main guys, Davido and Wizkid had expended their calendar by October.
Burna Boy went on a spree releasing On The LowGbona and killed off the year with Killin Dem.
Whenever you sense an opportunity, go for it, utilize it. That could be your break.
5. Lastly, Be Patient
Just imagine if after seeing his musical efforts from 2012 to 2017, Burna Boybecame depressed and gave up on his pursuit in his musical journey?
Meaning he would have failed to release Yeand give us jams like Gbona and On The Low.
It might take a lot of time before your big break arrives.
Don’t give up, keep pushing, your “blow” or your success is an accumulation of your previous failures.