by Chi Ibe
#Dearartiste started as random tweets to reach out to several upcoming Nigerian artistes who use twitter both as a social network and as a music promotional tool.
There was a need to reach out to some artistes who as a result of desperation to be famous get involved in all sorts of shoddy arrangements without proper knowledge of how the industry works, and as a result, get swindled and lose all faith.
Fola Folayan, an On-Air Personality at Cool FM found an avenue to reach out to them via twitter through the #Dearartiste tweets. “The Dearartiste Forum is me taking a step to ensure that more artistes are given the opportunity to learn first-hand from industry heads because no man is an island or a fountain of knowledge all by himself,” Folayan said.
This forum will provide an avenue where these upcoming artistes will meet with artiste managers, producers, label owners, DJs, radio presenters, publicists and other industry stake-holders.
Talks will be given by these industry heads, there will be a question and answer session and successful artistes will share some of their personal experiences to inspire the new ones.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The forum is free for upcoming artistes who want to attend. All it takes is to register by sending your name, stage name, BB PIN and phone number to [email protected]
DATE: 4 February, 2011.
VENUE: Gajons Hotel and Suites, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki.