How to start a music career in Nigeria

Nigeria music career

In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of launching a music career in Nigeria. The Nigerian music industry is booming and it’s a great place to get started as an artist.

  • Why Nigeria?
  • How do I get started?

Developing Your Music Skills

  • Types of Music Popular in Nigeria
  • Music Production and Composition Tips
  • Hone Your Performance Skills

Finding the Right Opportunities

The next step is to find the right opportunities. You can do this by networking and building a fanbase, exploring music festivals and competitions, or both.
There are many ways to network but the most effective way is through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn (to name a few). You can also reach out to friends who are already established in the industry for advice on how they got started in their careers as well as tips on how you can get started too!

music career in Nigeria

Getting the Right Support

  • Finding the right team.
  • Getting the help of music professionals.
  • Building a network of mentors and advisors who can offer you guidance on how to take your career to the next level.

and Promotion

Marketing and promotion are key to any successful music career.

  • Create an online presence: Whether you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, creating a profile is essential. It’s important that you use the platform wisely and engage with fans regularly. You can also get people interested in your music by posting behind-the-scenes photos of yourself in the studio or during gigs.
  • Use social media: Social media has become the most effective way of getting your name out there; however, it’s important not just to post but also to engage with fans who comment on your posts as well as those who follow you regularly so they feel like they know something about you personally before buying tickets for shows or buying albums online (which is another great way of marketing).
  • Engage with press/influencers: Journalists often write about artists whose work they enjoy but also because these artists have something interesting going on at present – either new projects coming up soon or something noteworthy happening in their lives recently such as winning awards etcetera

Making Money From Music

You can make money from music in a variety of different ways. There are many revenue streams that can be explored, and it’s important to know how each one works so you can maximize your earnings. Some of the most common ways to monetize your music include:

  • Monetizing your content on YouTube or other streaming platforms
  • Taking advantage of sponsorships and brand deals
  • Selling merchandise (T-shirts, hats) with your logo or image printed on them

Navigating the Legal Side of Music

There are a few things you need to understand before you can really get your career off the ground. First, copyright law is very important in Nigeria and it’s crucial that you understand how it works. Copyright protects original works of authorship, such as songs and recordings, against unauthorized use by others. This means that if someone steals or copies your music without permission, they could be sued for damages by the owner of the copyright (you!).
You should also familiarize yourself with contracts so that when someone offers you a deal on their label or management company, you know what kind of contract they’re offering and whether or not it’s fair for both parties involved. It’s also important to protect yourself from any potential legal issues down the road; this means registering all your songs with PRS (Performance Rights Society) so other artists cannot perform them without paying royalties back into your pocket!

Staying Inspired

  • Finding motivation
  • Dealing with creative blocks.
  • Staying focused on your goals and dreams, even when times get tough.


  • You should be passionate about your music. If you don’t love it, then don’t do it.
  • You need to have a good team around you that will help build your brand and grow your career.
  • Be consistent with releasing new songs or videos on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram so people can see what you’re doing and follow along with the journey of your career as an artiste in Nigeria!