Naija Hustle is a weekly series presented to you by GossipNaija. The stories on this episode reflects on the Experience Nigerians have on their work life.
Waking up to a depleted or almost depleted bank account balance. In a country like Nigeria plagued with poverty, war, and corruption means you have to double your hustle just to keep your head above the water because it’s a one-man for himself way of life.
Everyone grew up hearing the words “Eh go better!” Or “Only a dead man is tired”, “There is no rest until we 6 feet buried, so keep hustling” and to date, it has become a part of a mantra in our everyday lives, it keeps people going.
Even the growing kids of this generation understand that one must hustle. The fact that it might not have happened in the time you want it doesn’t mean it won’t happen at all.
A lot of people are frustrated about their situation in life not realizing that it might be a matter of time. A lot of people need to find reasons to keep going. And just knowing that they are not the only one going through stuff is enough encouragement to keep at it.
Davis is an aspiring upcoming music artist. He is featured on this week’s episode of “Naija Hustle”.
Davis, 24, Rivers State, Portharcourt City
If I should describe my hustle in one word, I’ll call it “Fearless“. Don’t get it twisted, I’m Davis a 24-years-old guy trying to bring the best out of me through my music.
I’m an up and coming rapster. I can rap a soul out of a human being. Just give me a dope trap beat I’m in!
The playing field will never be level not even with social media. Because it costs N30,000 for good but not great studio recording, another N30,000 for mixing and mastering, and as high as N4,000,000 to make a music video. Now that is where my hustle had begun.
I can’t even count how many times producers have scammed me just because I want to do music. This is one of the reasons why some upcoming artists result in doing Yahoo Yahoo to survive.
As an Artist, I will still need to make under the counter payments to get airplay on TV and radio stations. After all I want blow.
One thing I noticed about Nigerian music industry is that, if you’re not making music that’s for the club, you’re not seen as making music for the Nigerian market. Because the majority of the Nigerian public doesn’t want to listen to your music that talks about your struggles and pain.
But there is this saying that goes “what is worth doing is worth doing well. I love what I’m doing and I know my hustle will pay one day. Dreams don’t happen in one night. Las Las everybody will smile.
We’ve come to the end of this episode. I hope you enjoyed it? If you’ll like to get featured on the next episode of “Naija Hustle”, Kindly drop me a mail at [email protected] God bless your hustle. Have a nice day.