If you are an upcoming artist, then this article is for you and on it, you will learn the best way to use a music style popular musicians are using in Nigeria.

In addition to this article, I have another article here on How To Figure Out Popular Nigerian Style Of Music. And you can read it to learn more about a music style.

In the meantime let’s seek the definition of a music style, so we can use that knowledge to build the basics of this article.

What is a music style?

A music style, professionally known as a music genre’ may be defined as an artistic form of audio communication that incorporates instrumentals and vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner.

Every musician has a style, and oftentimes; if not always, this style is adopted by other musicians who are already successful in their music careers.

As a matter of fact, I don’t believe there is any style of music that was invented on its own.

Because every style of music was either rebranded from an existing musical style or another. For instance, the popular Nigerian Afro-beats share almost the same style as the Cameroonian makossa.

A music style is very instrumental to an artist’s career, but before you use a music style popular musicians are using in Nigeria; there are a few factors an artiste needs to consider, and they are:

Factors to consider before you use a music style popular musicians are using in Nigeria.

1. Your location.

When it comes to using a music style popular musicians are using in Nigeria, the location of an artiste really matters a lot.

This is because there are particular styles of music people consume in large amounts in a particular location. And when you use that style of music in Nigeria, then you are definitely going to become popular in your musical career.

And of course, if you follow another music style, then you will be very far away from becoming successful in the Nigerian music industry.

For instance here in Nigeria, afro-beats seem to dominate the music industry.

Just take a closer look and you will realize that artists who did hip hop/rap; are either not popular again or have switched to the trending style of music; that is afro-beats.

Two artists; Olamide and Phyno, are good examples of Nigerian artists who switched from hip-hop/rap to afro-beat; in order to stay relevant in the music industry.

So before you choose a particular style of music make sure you study your location to see what style of music people are consuming the most.

2. The kind of music your similar artists are making.

To be successful in the genre you have chosen for yourself, you definitely need to make the kind of music; the artists in that genre are making.

By all means, you need to adopt their same pattern.

When you look into afro-beats music you will quickly spot the similarities in the music those artists are making.

Think about the likes of Davido, Wizkid, Fireboy, and Joeboy. Their music sounds almost the same.

How about Naira Marley, Zlatan, Zinoleesky? These guys are making the same kind of music.

Now what you are going to dig out the most from them is how they compose their songs.

By all means, try and study the certain factors those artists are using to compose their songs; and if you can adopt and follow it successfully, then you are definitely going to become successful.

3. What popular artists use the music style you want to use are doing to become and stay successful?

Yes! there must be a set pattern or similar things artists in a particular genre are doing to become and remain successful.

And if you want to become like them then you must study and adopt those patterns.

Being on the news every now and then keeps artists relevant and in front of their fans. And as an upcoming musician, you need press coverage in order to gain public attention.

Because lots of bloggers make it a duty to follow celebrities on social media and blog their updates to get traffic.

And I do believe that an artiste gets more attention and attracts fans if he or she is able to be relevant in the public view at all times.

So as an artist you need to choose popular artists who are using your same music style and follow them on social media platforms because that is one of the ways you can know what they are doing.

Last modified: May 9, 2023



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