what Gospel Artistes Should Do To Make Money – Nikki Laoye
Although some gospel musicians, including
Ibitayo Jeje (who featured President Olusegun
Obasanjo in her video) may complain of low
returns on investments and lack of adequate
support from the Christian community, Nikki
Laoye says she’s making her money.
Ibitayo Jeje recently spoke to Channels Television,
about gospel music not paying as it should,
berating Christians for supporting secular artistes
more that they support gospel artistes.
However, in a recent chat with Channels
Television’s Entertainment correspondent,
Mayowa Ogundele, Nikki Laoye, shared tips on
how gospel musicians can make more money and
her number one tip is – Get Busy!
“You need what you are doing as an artiste. For
me, I am more than your typical gospel artiste. My
music has crossed over. My music is needed in
many different ways, so I’m actually making my
money in different corners.
Making reference to her performance at Mo
Abudu’s 50th birthday party, and other works,
Nikki said she has been very busy and her music
is “all over the place.
“What I will just tell people is, make sure your
music is relevant. Make sure your music is
needed. Wherever it is, you’ll be called.”
She noted that artistes should not depend on
music alone, adding that she has other businesses
– including blogging and radio presenting, that
fetch her income.
She also complained of the lack of structure in the
entertainment industry, which causes artistes to
“I’m not in one place, depending on my music
alone. I’m a business woman at the same time”.
Nikki Laoye recently won Female Artiste of The
Year (Africa) at the African Gospel Music Awards in
London. Also, her song titled “Only You” won Best
Worship Song at the 2014 Crsytal Awards. She has
nominations in the Nigerian Entertainment
Awards, AFRIMA (U.S and Africa).
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