Spotify: This sounds cool, right? Anyways, don’t be deceived as this also requires you to do your assignments very well.
Before I show you this little known secret, I need to tell you why you need to channel your energy to this side of the game.
Recall, on October 4, 2021, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp shut down globally for a few hours.
And this sad event resulted in the loss of business profits that was estimated to be in millions of dollars.
According to research, that wasn’t the first time such an unfortunate event would happen.
Now, connecting this to the music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, etc.
We could possibly experience the same thing here as well in the future if care is not taken.
And this is why you have to secure your future as an artist.
Speaking of this, John Obidi, the founder of Headstart Africa said: “Don’t build your house on rented land.”
See, this is why I don’t want you to rely absolutely on these streaming platforms.
Without further ado, this little known secret of getting non-stop credit alerts without Spotify and the likes is simply having your own music website.
Yes, you need a music website as an artist who wants to secure his future in this music industry.
Let’s face the fact: Spotify, Apple Music, etc are rented land as you have no control whatsoever over their policies.
And trust me when I say that the algorithms and payment per stream of these platforms would keep growing wild and crazy as time ticks.
And do you know those who will suffer this most in the industreet? Upcoming-independent artists!
Ask these incredible industry experts: Alkhemist, Daniel Scott, Teepsoul and Paddy the Music Guru, they will tell you the importance of having a music website.
When I asked Paddy the Music Guru (a music business consultant) what he thinks about an artist having his website, this is what he has to say:
“It helps them track and collect data from their fans. Also, it helps with retargeting on social media and creates the brand trust and packaging.”
Wait a minute, I am not saying putting your songs on streaming platforms is a bad idea.
All I am trying to tell you is that there is no problem if you double date by having the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and your own music website.
Honestly, having a music website as an artist makes you look professional.
And it earns you the respect you deserve in the music industry.
Also, it makes it easier for you to sell your music and merch directly to your fans without any middlemen.
And it is an awesome way of building your mailing list to have access to your fans anytime and any day.
More so, you don’t have to worry about fans not seeing your music as you can’t be cheated by algorithms on your platform.
Now, this is the sweetest part: imagine you put a price tag of just N150 on each of your songs on your website.
And you have, let’s say 500 loyal fans to buy your song.
If you calculate it, you will be having N75,000 smiling in your account just from a single song.
However, you could make your fans pay for subscriptions to have exclusive access to your singles, EPs and albums per month or yearly.
Do you love that? This is what you enjoy when you have absolute control over your platform; you do whatever you like with it.
Anyways, as everything sounds good so far, to be honest with you; you need a strong fan base to make this a huge success.
And this is why you need to learn how to find and get your buying audience.
As I will keep telling you, a copy of my amazing ebook, Shine Like A Superstar, gets you covered on how to attract your fans.
Finally, you are in for less competition when you have your website, and you get to make non-stop credit alerts if you play your cards very well.
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Jail Break: Abba Kyari And Other Prominent Nigerians In Kuje Prison
The Kuje Correctional Facility was heavily attacked Tuesday night, which allowed some prisoners to escape.
The facility has taken over as the “VIP prison” for well-known Nigerians, replacing Kirikiri Maximum Security Correctional Facility. There are now several former Lawmakers, governors, and terrorists living there.
Some well-known Nigerians, including the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, Olisa Metuh, and Femi Fani-Kayode, have had brief run-ins in the prison.
As may be noted, the court denied Nnamdi Kanu’s request to be transferred to Kuje Prison while he is being held by the DSS. Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Despite the correctional facility’s status, concerns have been raised in light of how easily terrorists were able to attack the facility and release several terrorists along with other detainees.
While terrorists conducted hours-long operations at the plant, Gwagwalada, which is only 15 minutes away, has a sizable military formation and numerous military checkpoints. Furthermore, the distance between the prison and significant cantonments like Mogadishu, Niger, and Lungi is less than 45 minutes.
Following the incident, Nigerians have conjectured on social media that disgraced “supercop” Abba Kyari and other convicted politicians would have taken advantage of the situation to avoid jail time.
Below are some well-known Nigerians who are inmates in Kuje Correctional Facility:
1. Abba Kyari
The disgraced former leader of the Intelligence Response Team is presently awaiting trial on charges of trafficking in illegal drugs and tampering with evidence at the Kuje detention facility.
Kyari was charged with eight counts by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and he was disciplined in Kuje along with a few other police officers.
Kyari, ACP Sunday Ubia, Inspector Simon Agirgba, Inspector John Nuhu, and Bawa James were to be transferred to Kuje, per Justice Emeka Nwike’s order.
2. Joshua Dariye
Given that he had received a state pardon, the former governor of Plateau State would not have taken the chance of escaping from prison.
Dariye and 158 other people received pardons from the National Council of States Dariye, although the former governor has not yet been released.
The former governor, who served as governor from 1999 to 2007, was found guilty of stealing N2 billion from Plateau State.
The Federal Capital Territory’s High Court sentenced him to 14 years in jail. The Supreme Court did, however, commute the sentence to 10 years.
3. Rev. Jolly Nyame
Similar to Dariye, Mr. Nyame benefited from President Buhari’s contentious pardon.
Justice Bukola Banjoko found the former governor of Taraba State, who presided over the state from 1999 to 2007, guilty in 2018, and the Supreme Court upheld the conviction and sentence in 2020.
4. Abdulrasheed Maina
Mr. Maina once served as the head of President Goodluck Jonathan’s prestigious Pension Reform Task Force. He was chosen to clean the system in 2010.
A Senate committee charged him with embezzling N100 billion in 2012. He went into hiding and was fired from his job.
Mr. Maina received an 8-year sentence from Justice Okon Abang for stealing billions from seniors.
After his game of cat and mouse with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission up until his arrest with his 20-year-old son, Faisal, Mr. Maina became a celebrity.
He reappeared after Buhari became president. Recall that after being secretly promoted and reinstated in the civil service, the government sacked him in response to the outcry.
5. Farouq Lawan
Lawan is an obvious example of grass to grace. In the Jonathan administration, the former Kano legislator was tasked with looking into fuel subsidies.
He was forced to resign after a DSS trap revealed that he had been abusing the committee to enrich oil marketers.
Lawan, who was one of the caucus leaders that ousted Patricia Etteh as Speaker of the House, was exposed by Femi Otedola’s $600,000 campaign.
Lawan is currently imprisoned in Kuje after receiving a 7-year sentence from a judge.
6. Peter Nwachukwu
The popular gospel musician Osinachi’s husband is incarcerated at the Kuje Correctional Facility as part of an ongoing homicide investigation.
The Federal Capital Territory High Court ordered Mr. Nwachukwu to remain in custody while the matter is pending last month.
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TIKTOK: A Social Media Platform Turning Everyone To Immature Unthinking Idiot (A MUST READ)
Gone are the days when teenagers pay attention to becoming something meaningful in future.
The days when teenagers and adults want to play a little while focusing on the good future they want to build for themselves.
In recent times, we’ve got a social media platform that is designed with sinister programming technique such that turns anyone to an immature unthinking idiot.
For anyone who consumes content very well on TikTok, you’d agree that the platform has an interface that can hijack whatever you’re doing or thinking before you launch the app.
The app takes all your data and feeds you with contents that practically get you glued to the app. Millions of people especially Teenagers are now addicted to social media platform.
It’s scary the way young people now invest in buying cameras, big phones, ring light and microphone just to be dancing or saying funny things online.
It’s funny how everyone is now a content creator on TikTok. Whether you’re miming sounds, talking and dancing shits, TikTok has a way of rewarding everyone with likes and comments freely.
TikTok For Creators
Their algorithm will keep encouraging you to do more. They feed your contents to people who are likely to be interested in what you’re doing and that the power of the “For You Page”.
To make the matter worse, people now make huge money on the platform and that will sound like a good thing but the truth is, TikTok only pay creators stipends from the huge money they make from selling out people’s data to third party.
TikTok’s Evil Of Data Sharing
The way TikTok handles data of it’s users is not like other social media platforms. No platform gives out user data than TikTok. For TikTok, data is a huge treasure. The app is even capable of collecting your data when you’re outside the app.
Think of Tiktok on your phone like Big Brother and Housemates relationships in the BBNaija House.
“Big Brother Is Always Watching You”.. Lol!!
Data collection capacity of TikTok has made the platform so powerful that they can sell anything to you, control your thinking and track all your moves.
Effect Of TikTok On Other Social Media Platforms
TikTok is giving other social media platforms a good chase. The advent of TikTok has forced the likes of Instagram and YouTube to introduce reels and shorts respectively.
Thereby making those platforms cumbersome and lot loaded with too much features. Meanwhile, it’s quite funny the way people still post TikTok contents on the IG reels and YouTube shorts.
This presupposes that, TikTok still owns the power, IG and YouTube just created a funnel to allow their users still come back to their platforms after using TikTok.
The essence of this article is not to condemn TikTok in its total sense but the platform needs to be regulated before things get out of hand.
If you’re using TikTok to find a specific kinds of information, TikTok will bombard you with lots of contents from that niche to a point that it comes very addictive and you don’t want to leave.
TikTok is more like consuming cocaine, you get high and never want to stop. This is not too cool for the future of this generation who are much more interested in pleasure than meaningful information.
TikTok is doing more harm than good to the world.
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Top 10 Highest Paid Football Stars After Mohammed Salah Pens New Liverpool Deal
Mohammed Salah has inevitably shot up the ranks in the enviable list of highest-earning football stars in world football today.
The 30-year-old Liverpool forward put all transfer speculations to bed on Friday, July 1 when he put pen on paper in a new three-year deal with Liverpool.
Liverpool were overly determined to keep Salah, having already lost Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich weeks earlier.
In truth, Salah deserved a new deal as he has been a revelation since moving from Roma to Anfield in 2017.
At Liverpool, he has managed to score an impressive 156 goals in 254 games, winning huge pieces of silverware along the way.
While his new deal entails Salah earning something in the region of £400,000 a week, he is still miles behind the highest earner in football – Kylian Mbappe.
Daily Mail recently released a list of the highest-earning football stars, and it is an interesting one.
10. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – £350,000-a-week
9. Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid (on loan from Barcelona) – £356,000-a-week
=7. David De Gea, Manchester United – £375,000-a-week
=7. Erling Haaland, Manchester City – £375,000-a-week
=5. Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United – £385,000-a-week
=5. Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester CIty – £385,000-a-week
4. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – £400,000-a-week
3. Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain, £606,000-a-week
2. Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain – £960,000-a-week
1. Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain – £1,000,000-a-week
Notably, four players – David De gea, Erling Haalahd, Kevin de Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo earn near-similar wages.Follow Us On Social Media 👇
Common Red Flags In Relationships You Shouldn’t Ignore (WATCH VIDEO)
In relationships, there are non-negotiable red flags people often ignore.
In most cases, people’s minds and emotions get clouded with the need to be in love that they often decide to manage to cope with some Red-Flags behaviour of their partners.
Today on Family Life With Adeola, we shall be talking about relationship red-flags no one should ignore in relationships.
You will learn a lot from this. Drag a seat and Enjoy!!
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