6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria (2020 Updated)

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

This page provides an easy 6 ways to make money as an upcoming artist in Nigeria (2020 updated). With this guide, you will be able to earn with your music without depending on anyone or a record label. 

Hi there!!

How are you doing and how progressive are your dreams moving? most especially your music career? I am pretty sure you are on this page presently because you are an Unsigned artist looking for a way to make money independently.

Yes! you are really good as a rapper or singer you are better than Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and other famous musicians in Nigeria out there, but only a few people recognize you, so you ain’t earning yet. You’ve spent a lot of time in studios, spent a lot of money to promote your tracks but yet to welcome the beautiful profits you expected from your efforts.

Well, I understand how that feels and can explain it in terms of my profession. When you are putting everything single thing you can afford to promote a project or work, but all prove abortive. So depressing! But trust me, you don’t have to give up cos you aren’t alone this time.

Here is the GOODNEWS!! You can now be making massive amounts of money directly to your pocket this 2020 without any sponsorship or record label.

Sounds impossible? No, it doesn’t!

Have you been looking for a way to make money as an artist independently? Are you sad no record label is offering a deal, but you want to earn money without depending on anybody? If yes, then you are absolutely on the right page.

Am glad to inform you that this article was purposely composed for you especially if you have been searching for keywords like:

  • “How to make money as an upcoming artist”.
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and lots more…

After making intensive and extensive researches, including consulting experienced Nigerian artists, I am finally able to come up with the 2020 updated 6 ways to make money as an upcoming artist in Nigeria. Just stick by and read this article till the end in order not to miss a single tip.


 6 ways to make money as an upcoming artist in Nigeria (2020 Updated)

1. Sell Your Tracks Online

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

Music Platforms Logos

This just a simple logic! Every business owner who produces particular stuff has no other easy way to earn than selling their products which they initially invested in before it was successfully born.

As an artist, music is your business, your tracks are the products you produce and you are the business owner. After spending a lot of money on different studios to cook a track, you also spent a lot to make videos, then the next step is to find a way to reap those seeds you planted. The first way to earn as an upcoming artist is to sell your tracks online. But the question is:

 Where And How Can I Sell My tracks Online?

There are different music platforms online where you can sell your tracks by uploading them and Earn per stream. These music platforms include but are not limited to:

And many more…

NOTE: The names on the above list ain’t all the online music Platforms globally, but includes the top and most popular ones with millions of visitors every day. This means you are close to getting enough sales since the platform contains enough consumers.

To Get started, visit their website or download their apps and sign up. After completing the registration steps and procedures, start uploading your tracks and make good sales. But note that; to sell your songs on some of these mentioned music platforms, you will be asked to pay.

2. Write Songs For Top Artistes

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

Writing A Song

If you don’t know, get to know; a lot of tracks we call hit-songs today weren’t originally composed or written by the particular artist we recognized to own the song.

Some famous artists are ready to pay you handsomely just to claim your written lyrics. Moreover, if the record you wrote could luckily make its way to a top-notch, it’s obvious that you are slowly approaching the top place as well. That’s because more fantastic goodies from other big artists will come after you.

Writing songs for artists is a cool way of making money as an upcoming artist this 2020. Besides, you won’t only earn money but also earn connections and respect.

For example, Peruzzi, a Nigerian vocalist currently singed to DMW record label is well known to be a songwriter for famous artists and this is part of what that helped him mount the top today. He was also revealed to be Davido‘s girlfriend, Chioma‘s cousin. He does write for the DMW CEO with the connection of his cousin before he was signed to the record label.

In a nutshell, writing songs top or famous artiste will earn you money and also open opportunities doors for you.

3. Sell Lyrics Online

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

Music Lyrics Note

Selling your lyrics online is also a good way to earn even easily. This is almost similar to the first-mentioned way of making money as an upcoming artist. You are also making a direct income by selling online. The difference is that selling your tracks is mainly for listeners while selling your lyrics is for another artist who will republish it as own-track.

What you should know before taking this decision is that you have no more right to claim ownership or report copyright over the lyrics’ content anymore.

Where Can I Sell My Lyrics Online? 

  • Songbay.co
  • Lyrics.com
  • Premiumlyrics.com
  • Genius.com

However, the above-mentioned sites are not all but the top and most popular platforms where people buy and sell lyrics across the world. You can join the platforms with a few minutes of registration and start selling your lyrics right away.

You will be able to charge buyers any amount you think your lyrics worths. You can also make it negotiable if you like. The platforms allow you to decide yourself. But note that some of these platforms charges either to join with a one-time payment or each time you make any sales.

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4. Create A Website Or Blog

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

At this point, you are turning yourself into a musical blogger and am glad to welcome you to the industry. Bloggers earn money in different ways like running ads, affiliate marketing, rendering services for people and many more…

You can start your blog with your stage name as the domain name. Make the site a music niche and start promoting the latest songs including yours. Then find a way to monetize your website either with ads or affiliate marketing. But that’s should be after being aware of your monetization choice requirements and policy.

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Also, you can earn by promoting other upcoming artistes and charge them for it.

You as an artist should even be happier than a normal blogger because blogging will earn you two different things.

  • Fame
  • Money

You will get recognized by every visitor who visits your website and also earns money which is your main mission.

5. Create A YouTube Channel 

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

This is also a good way for you to make money as an artist. One of the major reason people visits YouTube is to get themselves entertained. Meanwhile, that is your profession.

Opening a YouTube channel nowadays just seems like opening a social media account. Rarely can you see any famous artists out there without a personal YouTube channel. They run it just like a normal social media account and Earn alongside.

It advisable for you to create a YouTube channel for music and start making your cash too. You can sign up for YouTube and use your stage as the channel’s title.

After a complete set-up, start uploading videos in entertainment to draw people’s attention first. Then promote your music videos including freestyle videos too. Becoming a musician and YouTuber [or Vlogger] won’t only earn you some bulks but also increase your popularity. So it’s a good idea to put it on your list.

How Can I Earn With YouTube? 

Just like bloggers, Google AdSense is the top way to earn as a YouTuber too. After hitting various amounts of views, subscribers and not violating AdSense policy, you can apply and get approved without stress. Then start welcoming some cool flows of cash.

Note that you will earn depending on the number of views you get on each video and clicks on the ads.

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6. Render Musical Services On Fiverr.com

6 Ways To Make Money As An Upcoming Artist In Nigeria

Fiverr.com is a marketplace platform launched in 2010. The freelancing website allows sellers to charge other people [buyers] to render a particular service they are skilled-in.

The minimum amount of sellers on fiverr.com charges is $5. Just imagine rendering your service for at least 5 people daily. That’s $25 per day and $750 monthly.

If you are looking for a way to make money for what you’re good at doing, you probably need to try Fiverr. As an artist, you can also make money on Fiverr by rendering people different services with your music.

The platform is very helpful for fellows who are gifted or skilled in a particular aspect but lack opportunities to showcase themselves to a large number of people. Majority sellers on the platform make their living from it including musicians.

How Can I Make Money On FIVERR As An Upcoming Artiste? 

  1. Sell Lyrics

I have seen several people on the platform charging $20, $35 and above just to write a buyer a song or sell an already- written lyrics. You can imagine how much such people will be making every month. But this requires a good service which is making up your lyrics quality content.

You can render this service of writing lyrics for people on Fiverr and charge them any amount starting from $5 which is the minimum charges generally allowed on the platform.

2. Voice Over

In this part, your buyer or customer who wants to order for your service will have to send his/her recorded track for you to record another verse on it. Just like you make a remix.

For you to draw buyers’ attention to patronize, it’s advisable to put a video of your freestyles on your profile for everyone to see. Make videos like three to four. That would be enough to convince anyone in need of such service you render.

You should also add the description of a fantastic result they should expect after ordering.

NOTE: Creating an account on Fiverr as a seller freelancer can only be done on a PC.

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Every upcoming artist is tired of getting broke just to promote themselves but still reaping nothing from their efforts. If you Belong to such category, then you’re kinda lucky to come across this article today.


You can go through the article repeatedly if anything is still unclear to you. But if it is, the next thing right now is to kick off!!

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