In this post, I will show you 10 ways Gospel Artistes make money in Nigeria. In case you are a young star or an experienced Nigerian who want to make a career in Gospel music. Gospel music is a highly rewarding sector of the Nigerian economy.
Gospel Artistes in the country are among the highest money-making performers in the music industry.
But before you think of making money as a Gospel Artiste in Nigeria, your song must be of a high class. Gospel Artistes are the highest paid celebrities in the Nigerian Christian community after pastors/General Overseers, GOs.
However, there are thousands of gospel Artistes in the country, but only a few can make money. Ever wondered how the successful ones made it?
10 Ways Gospel Artistes Make Money in Nigeria
Here are the 10 ways Gospel Artistes make money in Nigeria in no particular order.
1. Sales of Album
The primary source, though not much, Gospel Artistes make money in Nigeria is through sales of their albums. If your music is of high quality, it will attract listeners within and outside Christendom. As you continue to make sales of your album, money will keep rolling into your bank account.
2. Make Your Music Universal
No one resists the soothing power of good music, especially a gospel music with a powerful message and melodious tunes.
People across religion are often seen to consciously or unconsciously appreciate and submit to the influence of good gospel music.
Therefore, the popular your music, the more sales you will make and the money you will make. To make money as a Gospel Artiste in Nigeria, your music must be of universal standard in order to be able to appeal to fans within the country and the diaspora. Listeners across national boundaries will accord your music more popularity and draw in more money for you as a Gospel Artiste.
3. Create an Interdenominational Posture
You must put up a posture that encourages other denominations to solicit your services. In fact, from experience, I can tell you that no gospel musician belongs to any single denomination anymore. You must be able to attract or make your song appeal to many denominations in order to appeal to their interest in getting your songs or inviting you as a guest artiste.
4. Openness and Promptness in Responding to Invitations as a Guest Artiste
the money make from sales of your album will never be enough, thus, give your music a universal touch; chances are, other churches, groups, individuals, event managers will recommend you and invite you to appear as a Guest Artiste in their programmes.
And guess what? When you honour those invitations and give the audiences joy, they will give bountifully and your popularity as a gospel artiste will grow with more sales of your music. And from there you will increase your earning as a Gospel Artiste in Nigeria.
5. Active Social Media Presence
in this digital age, the social media is growing ever important in marketing your brand to make money as a gospel Artiste in Nigeria. Through Social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others, gospel musicians can upload their songs and entertain their audience on the go, through live streaming, posting content and commenting on popular blogs.
Apart from social media live streaming, a gospel Artiste can make his/her song downloadable to fans and increase the traffic to his website through social media.
Through social media handles a gospel Artiste can advertise products or carry out affiliate marketing activities to raise funds. A gospel artiste can also utilize the fundraising advantage of the social media platforms like Facebook.
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Personal websites for serve as the headquarters of entertainment activities for the gospel and artiste. As your website gain popularity and increase in traffic, you will make some passive income as a gospel Artiste in Nigeria. Through affiliate marketing for organisations such as musical apps companies.
You can use your website as a publicity channel to promote yourself, brand, and upcoming events/concerts. Among other things, you can sell your music directly to fans on your website and make money as a gospel Artiste in Nigeria.
You can also make your music downloadable giveaways to funnel visitors from your landing page to your website.
7. Live Concerts
Gospel Artistes in Nigeria by participating in live concerts. Through live concerts you will both promote yourself as an Artiste, increase and build your fan base and make some money to improve your brand.
8. Album Launch
another way Gospel Artistes make money in Nigeria is by organising elaborate parties to launch their album. Through such events, music lovers, especially those with special interest in upcoming Gospel Artistes will grace the event and make reasonable donations to support your career.
More so, the calibre of personalities you are able to pull to your music launch is be a contributing factor to the popularity of your song. You can also combine the launch with a special fundraising to pull funds to support your musical promotion.
9. Guest Artiste
Gospel Musicians can make money in Nigeria by honoring invitations to minister as Guest Artistes in different congregations. If your performance is good, you can receive multiple invitations from a single event and increase your chances of making money.
See Also: How To Become A Music Artiste In Nigeria
GospelMusiciansalso make money in Nigeria through special bands and gospel singing groups. Combine efforts and contributions of different talents attracts people to their songs as they make more sells, and honour invitation for ministration and make money.
Be you an upcoming or established Gospel Musician in Nigeria, you can make money by exploring the steps I have outlined in this article. You can focus on one, two or all of the strategies shown above to make money as a Gospel Artiste in Nigeria. More inspiration as you excel in ministry.
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