Vavavoom of Skuki shared 10 important tips for upcoming artists on his twitter page
“I’v got 10 points I want to share wit up coming artistes..I’m not where I want 2 be yet but av bn arnd for somtime n I’v got some xprience& insights I can share wit artists tryin 2 come tru d ranks.”
1)Hardwrk is more imptant dan talent.While no one can dispute d imprtance of talent,its harwrk dat’ll get u 2 where u wan 2 b and kip u dere
1b)Look arnd u.D most successful peeps r nt rili d most talented. Keep working hard
2)No one knows u so no one will promote ur songs 4 u.U have to do it yourself.U av 2 hustle every day.It’s hard but not impossible.
2b)whilst stil stayin in ibadan,we once slept in unilag gardens after a talent show we came 4 in lagos cus we dint av moni to sleep in hotel
3) Dont sing 1 track hoping d world is waiting 4 it. Put 2geda lots of tracks. U dnt know the one dat will blow.
3b)Even when one song blows, don’t relent. We made d mistake with Banger. Dont let dat hapun 2 u.
4) Av ur songs with u all d time. On a cd, in a flash etc.U dont know when help can come
4b)A dj wantd to help an artiste promote his song after d artist pleaded. D dj asked 4 d cd& d artists started stories. Dats a poor attitude
5)No one will invite u 4 shows & parties. Be ready to perform 4 free.
5b)I’m not talkin of goin 2 major show organizers 2 put u on d show.Most times they won’t,even 4 free.Go 2 smaller shows,sho dem wat uv got
6)Get a youtube channel.Its free.Upload ur songs and share itonline.Someone with huge followership can stumble on it n share wit his friends
7)Get a twitter,instagram n facebook account.Get ur friends dat av large contacts on facebook n twitter 2 share your songs n evrytin about u
8)U dont av money to shoot a video yet,so u can create viral videos. U can borrow a camera or even use a good fone.
8b)U can create a dance step 4 ur song,upload on youtube.U can get someone 2 twerk.Let ur imaginations run wild.Share on facebok,twitter etc
9)Work 4 free with people in d industry or dose dat can financially help u. Bovi was RMD’s pa for years.
9b)Wen u are wit dem,work hard n be honest.If dem send u go buy fuel,if change remain N50 hand it back.
9c)Peeps are watching.Honest peeps are scarce. Wen u distinguish urself,help will come.
10)Believe in God and believe in the abilities He has given u.
10b)People will insult u, Call u names. Close ur eyes to online abuse. If u take dem too seriously, u go cry. Dem no be God.
10c)Take d constructive criticisms. Remain steadfast. Forge ahead. You will succeed IJN. #babatigbemileke