I laughed. This happens to me all the time and from experience I have learnt that this kind of artistes are likely the unserious ones.
First of all, if you as an artiste wants a Manager or you feel like u need one, there are some questions you need to ask yourself first..
1. What do I have that I want to Manage?
I believe that for an Artiste manager to devote his time, believe and effort into your growing career, he needs to see that you have something in you to MANAGE.
2. Is my talent exceptional?
Do you have fans that are growing steadily?? Do you have enough quality songs that is marketable and is your brand manageable? Hope its not that 2 years old songs you’re still performing everywhere and anywhere?
Ask yourself these questions and be honest about it.
It’s sad when I meet or talk to artiste who just wants a Manager just for the sake of “Having a Manager”….. Alot of times these upcoming acts don’t even have goals they can work on with the manager they are looking for.
Ask them “why do you want a manager?”…..they will reply you “Baba I want to dey go shows oooo, I wan dey perform like mad”… Imagine.
Now don’t get me wrong. A manager functions also involves getting or soliciting for shows for you but the picture is way bigger than that.
And believe me when I tell you, you need someone who believes in you as a Manager.
Even if Godwin Tom or Asa Asika is managing you, with all the connections, if they don’t believe in you, it won’t matter much. You will just go to few random shows and that will be all.
So what do you do before saying you need a manager?
Let me state some few points for you..
- Be on the move
- Be working
- Be learning
- Be promoting
- Have songs (songs are goods to a manager)
- Pls have a/many source of income
- Be willing to learn with an open mind
if you feel you know more than everyone so why do you need a manager?
I mean there are so much mental and career tips you need to have before you say “Baba come and manage me na”….(You won’t even have to say this, because you will have a better approach)….
Lastly, I’d like to tell you, most times opportunity comes more than once… But when it does, take hold of it.
On this musical journey you’re on, you will come across few people (or a manager) who so much believes & is ready to ride the road with you… It’s now left for you not to mess it all up. Take note.
Author: Daniel Scott Eleh