6 Artistes Who Blew Up On Social Media & Got Signed
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October 24, 2018 ( Post 1 )
As the days go by, people are beginning to realize the power of social media; for networking, marketing, campaigns etc. In the last decade, the use of social media has revolutionized the way the public consumes music.
A lot of artistes both local and international have ridden on the power of social media to success without needing traditional record labels to push their craft.
Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel better known as Mayorkun had his big music break two years ago when he got signed to Davido’s record label DMW. Many may not know that the ‘Mama’ crooner was an ‘Instagram artiste’ making covers of popular songs as he so wished. Good fortune met him when he decided to make a cover for Davido’s hit song ‘The Money’, a song which featured Olamide. Apparently, OBO was impressed by his efforts, got in touch with him and signed him up as one of his first artistes alongside Dremo on the same day. The singer has gone ahead to bag several awards including Headies ‘Rookie of the year’, ‘Next Rated’, in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
The singer signed to Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment is another Instagram success story. Just last year December, Terri made a cover of DJ Jimmy Jatt’s track ‘Oshe’ which had Wizkid on it. Just like every other aspiring artiste, he made his cover of the song and tagged as many A-list artistes, record labels and producers he could think of. Long story short, Wizkid was drawn to his page, watched his freestyle and liked it. Boom, next thing he is featured on ‘Soco’ and subsequently signed to Starboy, officially. He has so far dropped his first single ‘https://web.afribaze.com.ng/video/music/90-terri---biaBia’ under the record label.
Temmie Ovwasa (YBNL Princess)
Temmie became the first lady to be signed to Olamide’s record label YBNL. The alternate singer and guitarist narrated her first contact with Olamide was through social media, Instagram precisely. It so happened that the YBNL boss visited her page, checked out her videos and liked a series of them. DMs were exchanged for a physical meeting and the rest we know is now history. She got signed unto the label back in 2016, she has so far released a couple of singles under the imprint.
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