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How Nigerian Artistes Can Go Viral With Their Songs

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How Nigerian Artistes Can Go Viral With Their Songs

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Nkem Ndem

Music is huge in Nigeria and while there are celebrities already dominating the industry, there are quite a number of them still struggling to be heard and seen.

No doubt, for every musician – popular or not, the dream of making every single a major hit is of a recurring nature. But, how do you go viral with your music? This is what every musician wants to know. To this end, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking site highlights key areas every artiste should concentrate on to make viral music:

Ensure the song sounds amazing

You cannot expect a song that is not appealing to the ears or lacking great content to go viral, really. If you want your song to catch on and go viral, the obvious answer is for it to be your best work and nothing less. It has to be catchy and easy to sing along to. Listeners should be able to bob their head and smile as they sing along too. Putting out an amazing song is the perfect way to make people want to spread your music around, ensuring it goes viral much faster.

Put out a video

A great way to reach a large number of people and get your music across on the internet today is through video. Video is considered by Google as a higher form of engagement, therefore you have a better shot at reaching more people if you do a video for your music….but not just any video. It must capture and keep your audienceʼs attention. Also, endeavour to keep your video short and entertaining.

Share your song on all platforms

While social media, especially Twitter and Facebook are undoubtedly the best and most reliable platform for boosting the visibility of your song and making it go viral, you should also consider the old media: Radio and TV. They are not “trendy’ as much anymore, but they are definitely still relevant. Push your songs to the relevant guys on these platforms and see the effects of massive airtime play. Basically, know the right people with the right numbers and influence on all the media – broadcast, print, social media and other social networking sites you opt for, and enlist them to support you.

Get people to do covers of your song

A great way to get your music go viral is to get your fans and community of friends to do a cover of your song and post it on social media. With a number of people making covers and tweeting about it, even tagging others on Facebook, it is bound to get some attention and eventually go viral. To spice things up, you could make it a bit competitive and attach a prize to the fan with the best cover. You however must ensure the entire process is transparent.

Nkem Ndem is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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YouTube Releases Top 10 Nigerian Creators, Music Videos for 2021

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HouseOfAjebo Top 10 Nigerian Creators

By Dipo Olowookere

The world’s most popular online video community, YouTube, has released the top 10 Nigerian creators, who trended and had the biggest moments on the platform in 2021 in the country.

The list, according to a statement from YouTube, is to celebrate the content creators and reflects the growing popularity of original content produced by Nigerian creators on the platform with HouseOfAjebo, official Broda Shaggi, ApataTV+, Bakori TV, Lightweight Entertainment and Mr Macaroni all dominating this category.

It was further stated that this year’s creators’ list consists of channels that share hilarious skits and movies.

HouseOfAjebo, the channel that topped the list, shares funny cartoon skits and is managed by popular stand-up comedian, Erem Emeka Nehemiah, also known as Ajebo.

Samuel Animashaun Perry, a Nigerian comedian, actor, songwriter and musician who also owns the channel official Broda Shaggi is another top creator on YouTube in Nigeria this year.

In addition, the platform released the top 10 music videos in Nigeria on YouTube, with Chiké and Simi’s Running to you, Teni’s For You featuring Davido, and WizKid’s Essence featuring Tems, leading the list of most viewed music videos by Nigerians in 2021 on YouTube.

The statement explained that the selection of the top trending videos on YouTube for 2021 was based on a range of factors, beyond just viewership.

YouTube said, for example, it considered engagement while also looking at signals like shares and likes.

It stated that topping the list of top trending videos in Nigeria was President Kuti, a movie starring Ibrahim Yekini, Bimpe Oyebade and Odunlade Adekola on Yorubaplus.

The comedy skit video, Tetracycline and Septrin from HouseOfAjebo ranked second in the country, while Yoruba movies, Abebi, starring Odunlade Adekola, and Ete, starring Bolanle Ninalowo were also among the trending videos that got Nigerians clicking “play”.

Below is the full list of the different categories;

Top 10 Creators in Nigeria

Top 10 Music Videos in Nigeria

Channel

Chiké & Simi – Running (To You)

TENI – FOR YOU ft. Davido

WizKid – Essence ft. Tems

WizKid – Ginger ft. Burna Boy

Davido – The Best ft. Mayorkun

Davido – La La ft. Ckay

Ruger – Bounce

Nathaniel Bassey – Hallelujah Challenge Praise Medley

CHIDINMA – Jehovah Overdo

Omah Lay – Understand

Top 10 Trending Videos in Nigeria

Video Title

Channel

President Kuti – movie starring Ibrahim Yekini|Bimpe Oyebade|Odunlade Adekola

Yorubaplus

Tetracycline and Septrin

HouseOfAjebo

ABEBI – movie staring Odunlade Adekola| Bimbo Oshin| Fisayo Amodemaja|Funke Etti| Tunde Ola

LibraTv

Ete – movie Starring Bolanle Ninalowo, Mercy Aigbe, Femi Adebayo

YORUBAPLAY

BEFORE YOU BURY ME FULL MOVIE 9&10 (BURY ME)

MagicNollyTV

NENGI BREAD SELLER | BRODA SHAGGI | POCO LEE

official BRODA SHAGGI

SELINA TESTED – (EPISODE 18 WAR IS COMING)

Lightweight Entertainment

She Never Knw I Am Only Pretending To Be Poor Company Driver Just 2Knw If She Truly Love Me – Nigerian

TOP LOVE TV

BURY ME SEASON 1 (NEW HIT MOVIE) – ZUBBY MICHEAL|2021 

Firstnollytv

This Deeper Life Wedding Is A Must Watch! Modesty and Glamour! Sarah & Paul 2020😍😍

Thrive With Rejoice

 

 

 

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Can a Woman Win Gulder Ultimate Search?

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Of the 18 warriors selected for the Gulder Ultimate Search Season 12 Age of Craftsmanship, 14 of them were men while only four were women.

With seven contenders remaining after weeks of strenuous tasks, three of them are women and only one woman has been evicted so far while 10 men have been sent home.

Of course one would expect that since there were more men at the beginning of the show, it is only normal that more men will be evicted. What is however significant is the proportion of the number of men who have been evicted compared to women.

There were more than 20,000 applications for this year’s Gulder Ultimate Search across the different regions. Those that made the longlist were sent to the Sea School where they went through a rigorous selection process. The final 18 who made it into the jungle were selected not based on sentiment but their core ability to prove that they were better than the rest.

The same can be said of the women who made it into the jungle: Esitima, Chidinma, Omokhafe, and Jennifer. All four made it through the group task into the individual task stage. They showed that they were not mere pushovers selected only for gender balance as they have proven beyond any doubt that they can engage in physical and mental tasks as good as the men.

A notable example is Chidinma who can best be described as a no-nonsense lady. In words and in action, she has proven time after time that she can hold her own against anyone in the Amorokin clan. She told Kunle Remi, the taskmaster, that she would not allow herself to be looked down on by the men and has backed it up with her performance in the jungle.

In the ‘seek and find task’, Chidinma was the second person to solve her puzzle despite being the last person to find her bag. In the same task when there remained two contenders, Omokhafe and Tosin, the former controlled her nerves and was able to edge the latter to remain in the jungle.

If there is one thing the show has shown so far, it is that the women have outperformed the men by far. It is yet to be seen how much farther they will go as the tasks get tougher.

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Boomplay Honours Fireboy for 100 million Streams

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By Dipo Olowookere

The popular content streaming platform, Boomplay, has honoured a fast-rising music act in Nigeria, Adedamola Adefolahan, professionally known as Fireboy, for attracting over 100 million streams.

The singer is an artist signed to YBNL Nation, a record label established by a popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji, otherwise known as Olamide.

With the latest feat, Fireboy has joined his boss, Olamide, and Burna Boy, who are already in Boomplay’s Golden Club with over 100 million streams on the platform.

A statement issued by the organisation disclosed that Fireboy’s music, according to an in-depth analysis of data, has enjoyed a total of 1,884 playlists inclusion and is currently being consumed in 107 countries worldwide via the streaming platform.

Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, his 2019 debut album, is his most streamed body of work with 58 million streams and his most recent single Peru leading as his most-streamed single with 14.9 million streams, it was revealed.

In 2020, the Afropop sensation released his sophomore album Apollo, which had instant hits like Champion and Tattoo.

According to the platform, the RnB album gathered over 57 million streams on Boomplay by 2021, pivoting Fireboy’s ingress into the Golden Club.

The 25-year-old singer, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, said he developed an interest in music while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University, though he was before then was a member of the choir of his local church.

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