Talented singer, Vavavoom of Skuki, shared 10 important tips for upcoming artists. He also emphasised the importance of hardwork over talent. He shared the tips on his twitter page. Read below:
“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
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.
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