Our reliance on Alaba International Market once existed. 9ice explains how he was able to profit from his music

Alexander Adegbola Akande, better known by his stage name 9ice, is a well-known musician from Nigeria who has discussed some of the difficulties he encountered early in his musical career.
The artist claimed that when he first began his career, he was wealthy but broke.

This was said by the veteran in the most recent episode of the podcast Chart with Sims.

He counseled people to choose financial success over popularity.

9ice acknowledged that things were tough because they couldn’t promote songs on social media and had to rely on Alaba International Market.
Make money instead of gaining popularity, he said. I was well-liked when I first started, but I had no money.

“The money didn’t magically appear; I had to act morally. Since then, we were depending so much on Alaba International Market. Then we didn’t have Facebook, Instagram and the rest. If you want your song to be popular in Kaduna, you have to go to Kaduna to do a radio interview. You have to be there for people to see you.

“Therefore, when the money began to flow, that’s when we hustled and pushed the brand by participating in print interviews for newspapers and magazines, putting our faces in the public eye. In fact, there are times when talented songwriters go unnoticed by their admirers despite having catchy songs.

“In my opinion, it’s not simply about becoming well-known. however, promoting your brand. Promote and market it. Make your presence recognized, and the financial component will follow.

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