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Cost of Music Production in Nigeria

The cost of producing songs in the Nigerian music industry has never been funny. This may be as a result of how lucrative and competitive the Music Industry that we find ourselves is.

That been said, we are not going to stop producing songs in the studios. The most important thing is to look for a talented producer and work with him or her. As far as the production is worth the money, one may not need to worry.

Cost of Music Production in Nigeria
Music studio with instruments

But the question that i can hear many asking me now is: how can one choose the right producer? The answer is not far-fetched because every producer whether versatile or not has a genre of music he or she specialized in its production. So go for such producers that are highly specialized in what they do.

As you already have your style of music, look for artistes that are already in the game and check who produced such songs for them, that is how to begin with.

Cost of Production

If you have eventually made up a producers you wish to work with, but at the end of the day, you discovered that you are not liquidated enough to fund the music production, what you are supposed to do in such a case is to go through the list of selected producers and check who is affordable

Affordability in Music Production

What production here means to be affordable is not considering the producer offering the least price (cost). Of course you and I know that even if you spend $50,000 in the production stage alone, then advertise you song with $100,00 (for example) and that song turned out to be a mis instead of a hit to the hearing of end users (fans), that alone mean the rest of the approximately $150 spent on that music alone is a blatant waste.

But assuming you invented that $150 + in the production stage alone, and the producer happened to be an influential one that can help you (although to an extent) promote you songs, you would have been better of.

Read also: Cost of recording, mixing and mastering of songs

Production Affordable does not mean the cheapest, it means the fittest of all considered factors including cost. So go out there and get yourself a talented producer now.

List of Best Music Producers and Amount they Charge

Below is a list of known producers that are already in the music game as at today. The number is not limited to the ones we have here, the list is just to give you an insight about how much these fine talents collect and of course as prices change with time, so do the ones we have here.

Nevertheless, let’s get to work.

Don Jazzy

: Micheal Collins Ajereh is a Nigerian record producer, singer and songwriter. Chief executive officer of Mavin records and the Doro boss whose produced hit Dorobuci is still making waves till today. He has produced songs for the likes of Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Dr SID, Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, Darey, Naeto C, Ikechukwu etc. It was rumored that he charges nothing less than N1,000,000 to produce a single track.

Shizzi

: Oluwaseyi Akerele alias Shizzi is one of the heavy weight Nigerian record producers and songwriter who is under his record label called Magic Fingers, he has produced some hit songs for the likes of Davido, Wizkid, Runtown, Wande Coal, Meek Mill, Ayo Jay and many others. As a recognition, he equally got nominated for various awards ceremonies in the year 2012, 2013 and subsequently won music producer of the year in the year 2015. An award presented to him by Nigerian Entertainment Awards. As we speak the magic finger, Shizzi charges a fee ranging between N400,000 and N500,000.

Cobhams Asuquo

: The visually impaired Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter that is heavily gifted. He is on his own the chief executive officer of Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions (CAMP). He has produced musics for artistes like ASA, BEZ and many others. He currently charges about N500,000.

Masterkraft

: He is a talented Nigerian record producer, Rave producer of the moment, disc jockey, band director, pianist and song writer. His production hits include Fine lady, Kwarikwa, Girl and many more. He currently charges N400,000 for a single track.

Kezyklef

: South East best music producer Award winner 2014, a singer and a song writer. He is the producer behind illBliss’s Nku featuring Flavour & Stormrex (A member of former Desperate Chicks) and Achikolo by Zoro feat. Phyno. He Charges a minimum of N200,000 per song.

Dj Coublon

: Music producer of the year AFRIMMA Award 2016 nominee. He is the bad guy behind the productio of Woju, that hit single dropped by Kiss Daniel. He is said to charges about N450,000 per track.

Kiddominant

: a Nigerian record producer, who doubled as a musician and DJ has produced for artists such you already know like Davido, Olamide, Orezi and Cynthia Morgan, just to mention a few. No doubt that he was credited to have produced Orezi’s mind-blowing single titled Rihanna. He collects over N 500,000 per song.

Having reviewed some of these producers in Nigeria and how much they charge,
If in any case, you still can’t afford any known fine talent around, you can just go for some local producers who are ever willing to charge from N15,000 to N50,000 since they are still searching for artistes who will patronize them.

Production cost Conclusion

Music is business, spend money to earn money. There is no guarantee that your song will blow even with the influence of best producers if you are not playing your own part very well (singing or rapping). Do not be afraid to make bold steps as those who do so are the winners, Good luck.

Updated: November 6, 2018

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