As a person who have been around quite a number of acts both in music and film; I’ve watched the career of some grow while some hit a tailspin and boom! – everything begin to head south on a downward and uneasy trail.
Being an up comer, you need to be mindful of your actions at any given time; and below are seven no go areas you must avoid, that is if you want to survive long in this business.
- #1- Not doing your Lyrics right: yeah I’ve heard and seen artistes who drop whack lyrics and still get to sell millions of records; but the sad and unfortunate thing about this is that all those acts fizzle as soon as the buzz dies down. I don’t want to start mentioning names, but if you have been following trends, you’ll agree with me that this is the truth. It pays to get your lyrics right. You could keep it trendy, add catch phrases, and keep to a rhyming pattern and even use offensive words that could be considered graphic and sexually offensive. But the watchword here is – “never do bad lyrics”. A lyric could be considered bad when they don’t resonate with the song and rhyme, and most importantly do not appeal to the auditory perception of the listener. I’ll do an extensive post on this topic with references from top and reliable sources in the coming days.