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5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by mayorkun(m): 1:47pm On Sep 29, 2017
Several challenges abound for upcoming artistes especially for those without a record label. Dropping singles every month, collaborating with other artistes on joint tracks, performing for a meager pay at shows/concerts, appealing to streets and radio DJs to play your song, settling the bloggers who will publicize your brand, it’s really a long way to stardom.

Wizkid was in those shoes too even though he started early as Lil Prinz at the age of 11, he was in the category of ‘legendary hustlers’ as he was a studio rat together with Siri (remember him in Ojuelegba?) in the famous MoDogg studio.

However, Wizkid’s ascension from an upcoming artiste to arguably Africa’s best exploit to the world is extraordinary yet surprising.

Wizkid has broken and set new records in the industry. He’s the perfect example to follow. Virtually everyone wants to be like the Starboy. However, before you begin your journey, these are lessons to learn from the Baba Nla.

1. Work Hard

Wizkid’s first album is a must have for every upcoming artiste. No wonder it ranks high among the best albums in Nigeria. The album is detailed with the struggles Wizkid faced while he was an upcoming artiste, how people scorned him then but wanted to associate when he had made it.

Especially in Oluwa Loni and Wad Up, he revealed how he used to wear one shirt, one jean, hustling on the streets, hoping to meet a benefactor one day. He did free shows, went to studios before OJB took interest in him and he eventually laid the chorus on M.I’s track, “fast money, fast cars”.

As an upcoming artiste, never rest on your oars, greatness is not achieved in a day.


2. Networking

Relationships with people don’t happen immediately. You have to meet with people who are friends with them just to be close with them. Wizkid would definitely have networked his way to meeting OJB Jezreel.

OJB was one of the major producers back then due to his relationship with 2face and the whole of Kennis Music. Even now, Wizkid is still networking.

Skepta referred Wizkid to Drake, his relationship with TY Dollarsign granted him a feature with Future and they’re already on tour.

Upcoming artistes should learn to network with influential people in the entertainment industry. The industry is a wide place, there are a lot of people to network with. Make friends with the big players in the industry.


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3. Leave Your Comfort Zone

The man would leave his family and cling unto his wife and they shall become one. Who remembers this saying? Well, one of the reasons why Wizkid is at the top of the game right now is because he decided it was time to establish his own franchise.

It was time to leave the local terrain. Wizkid might have never had that kind of international exposure if he was still under EME. Could have remained local like Davido. His decision to stand alone gave him the opportunity to surf the globe, trying to gain some international connect.

That’s why Kiss Daniel and Reekado Banks are finding it hard under their labels because they can’t make their decisions alone, kind of like been controlled.


4. Evolve Constantly

Wizkid never started out as an afro-beat artiste, he was actually doing some lovey-dovey songs and RnB. This was evident in his superstar album. Only few had a little afro-beat sounds. But after a period of self-discovery, he tapped into the world of afro-beat with Jaiye Jaiye and since assumed the post of the “New King Of Afro-Beat”.

Upcoming artistes should never fail to explore, don’t just streamline your music to only one genre, evolve, tweak your sound and let your fans feel your versatility.


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5. Develop A Wonderful Relationship With The Fans

One thing that stood Wizkid out when he was an upcoming artiste was that he had a wonderful relationship with the fans. That has been helping him in his career. Maybe that’s why he’s the most followed Nigerian on Twitter.

He interacts well with them, preaches goodwill messages, makes them laughs(who remembers when he cooked watery indomie and posted it on Snapchat?), drops hints of songs to be released and he’s also generous.

So, upcoming artistes, it’s left to you. To make it in the entertainment industry is an uphill task. You have to be unique and extraordinary. You have to please the fans as they’re your customers, they’re the ones who will buy your songs and promote it as well.

Your music has to appeal to them. You need God as well as a good record label and management. Or else you can blow and eventually unblow like Ice Prince.

Apart from these reasons, What else do you think Upcoming Artistes Can Learn from Wizkid?

Have your say in the comments box.

Source; http://www.xirkings.com/2017/09/5-must-read-lessons-upcoming-artistes.html?m=1

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by nextstep(m): 4:27pm On Sep 29, 2017
OP how far? You no wan make person celebrate FTC this Friday?

Anyways, good list sha... everybody loves success, and each successful artist has their means and ways. But what works for one may not necessarily work for others. For instance weed... it works for Wizzy, Burna, and did wonders for Fela grin grin

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you mean am? I enter FTC. Abeg make I dance small...

I'm really proud of all our artists, producers, marketers, publishers, etc. who are taking Nigerian pop and R&B international. Hearing about their latest forays into US, UK, Asia, Africa makes me so happy. So to all of them, continue in your own unique way.

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Ne0w1zarD: 4:27pm On Sep 29, 2017
cool

Starboy Wizzy!! The only raw material worth exporting to the World.


"It pain me that Africans especially Nigerians don't appreciate this guy enough every time he always do hit with top international artist and some aboki from Nigeria still call them shit ok sit down and watch when he make international level his foot stress"

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Yomzzyblog: 4:27pm On Sep 29, 2017
Ok
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Nobody: 4:28pm On Sep 29, 2017
Good

What about his smoking lifestyles

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by KendrickAyomide: 4:28pm On Sep 29, 2017
..WizKid is the Yard stick for measuring success in Nigerian Music Today..

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Oladimejjy(m): 4:28pm On Sep 29, 2017
Wizkid d most intelligent of all nigerian artiste.

I guess!!!

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Lyord69(m): 4:28pm On Sep 29, 2017
Next !!!
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Sharplakezy(m): 4:28pm On Sep 29, 2017
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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Sleyanya1(m): 4:29pm On Sep 29, 2017
5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs to learn.


Fans= customers

Evolve=Keep improving

Leave your comfort zone= Explore New Frontiers.

Nice one Op

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Jh0wsef(m): 4:29pm On Sep 29, 2017
6. smoke weed before performing.

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Talkwell: 4:31pm On Sep 29, 2017
Start with song covers,cos dats what wizkid did

he didn't write Holla at your boy,na Chinese person sing am,check YouTube for se7en

Even simi and adekunle gold started with covers.

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Kaxmytex(m): 4:31pm On Sep 29, 2017
Networking ko ICT ni

When his wifi connection disconnect, let us know.. .
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Young03(m): 4:32pm On Sep 29, 2017
story
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Nobody: 4:32pm On Sep 29, 2017
What's we this about learning undecided undecided

We all have our different stories in different ways..
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Nobody: 4:33pm On Sep 29, 2017
Lessons to learn from wizkid.
Don't go around fathering babies from random ladies (There's no vacancy at the United Nations)
Don't smoke weed and stay away from hard drugs.
Never bite the finger that fed you.
When you hit the goldmine don't forget the Pussy that got wet for your brokeass.
I can actually go on and on but forget shitt.


Wizkid is the man.
Number one
No one badder.


Davido been looking at OP and wizkid like.....

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by KendrickAyomide: 4:33pm On Sep 29, 2017
Talkwell:
Start with song covers,cos dats what wizkid did

he didn't write Holla at your boy,na Chinese person sing am,check YouTube for se7en

Even simi and adekunle gold started with covers.
uncle you deserve a Gold medal for your Lies.. hmmmm . U no even dey fear God
? Chinese man ko, Cantonese man Ke

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by BreezyCB(m): 4:33pm On Sep 29, 2017
How to smoke weed abi
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by itiswellandwell: 4:33pm On Sep 29, 2017
Hmmmmm
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by Abudu2000(m): 4:33pm On Sep 29, 2017
Wizkid is just the best and his destination was purely mapped out. He started with scales on eme but today scales is worst than an upcoming artist even with multiple albums...i see Wizkid winning a Grammy real soon even my friends in USA when I ask how come they are playing Wizkid on the back ground and they are like "are u kidding me" Wizkid is one of the biggest thing in 2017 and I'm like wow.

if u really wanna feel Wizkid just go on Google and download best of Wizkid mixtape. The file is about 200mb, my brother u will see how Wizkid gradually made his way up and if you are still struggling mhen u go nearly she'd tears for your life.

Wizkid's songs has touched many life's and he is gonna remain for a really long while.him and 2face are the two niaja artist I listen to, not even Davido can make my playlist

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by etzskillz(m): 4:34pm On Sep 29, 2017
dude gonna bring a GRAMMY home some days

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by lightblazingnow(m): 4:35pm On Sep 29, 2017
The world loves it own

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by lightblazingnow(m): 4:35pm On Sep 29, 2017
Stop celebrating evil

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by naijaisGOOD: 4:36pm On Sep 29, 2017
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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by naijaisGOOD: 4:36pm On Sep 29, 2017
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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by hostgate1: 4:36pm On Sep 29, 2017
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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by jeeqaa7(m): 4:36pm On Sep 29, 2017
Ok
Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by oluwaseunhere: 4:37pm On Sep 29, 2017
Abegi. Person wey go blow go blow. If you no go blow, copy wizkid tire. Nothing go happen

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by YoungestMuller(m): 4:37pm On Sep 29, 2017
7. Always remember God and Mom in every endeavours of your life

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Re: 5 Lessons Upcoming Artistes Can Learn From Wizkid by iconlegend(m): 4:37pm On Sep 29, 2017
These points are more than 5.

I give it to Wizkid.
I like his spirit and vision.
Guy keep it up

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