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How Much Does It Cost To Produce A Song In Nigeria?

How Much Does It Cost To Produce A Song In Nigeria?
In this article, we will be listing out some major Nigerian producers, their contacts and how much they charge for a studio session.
Everyone can sing, but not everyone can produce a good music. After writing your that you very interesting song, you'd need the services of a producer to turn it into a marketable beat.
Music is more like a business, with a chain of people earning from it aside the singer himself. Your producer, promoter, video director, and a number of people make money from artists.
Among all the people listed, the first in the line should be the producer, he or she carries out the task of turning your imaginations into something danceable.

How much does a studio session cost in Nigeria?

Many factors affect how much you'd be paying for a studio session. Things like the capacity of the artist (or label), producer and location.
I'd be explaining some of the factors below:

• Capacity of artist:

The richer the artist, the more money he or she will be able to release for a studio session. This will also affect the choice of producer the artist will approach for music production.

• Location:

Most big artists move to Lagos after becoming recognized in the industry. I had a chat with one of my friends some days before I started working on this article and he told me that he too had plans of moving to Lagos.
The guy ventured into music production immediately after living school, and became affiliated with one of the biggest producers in Imo State. I played some of his songs and to be honest, he's really doing a great job in the industry.
This will  explain better to you the reason why you will see 80% of the best producers in Lagos. Many of them start locally and eventually move when they've mastered the craft, hence they also charge higher than the smaller producers.

• Producer:

You can't compare a producer like Don Jazzy, who is floating one of the biggest record labels in Africa and has worked with many big artists to an upcoming producer still trying to gain relevance in the industry.
While Don Jazzy might not charge anything less than a million Naira, you can see small producers around your locality charging as low as ₦15,000 to produce your music.

• Self-production:

If you have the necessary equipment, you can still produce your own songs yourself. This is economical, and can still give you the best. But one reason many artists prefer working with already established producers is that they can help you in the production aspect.
A single shout-out from a big producer will go a long way towards giving you exposure, especially when he has garnered millions of followers across his social media accounts.
In addition to this, an already established producer may also have some necessary contacts of music promoters around.

Cost of producing a song in Nigeria

We'd be looking at some major Nigerian producers, their contacts and how much they charge for a studio session. Kindly note that the figures were gotten from other media sources and might not reflect their current charges and/or contact details.
Always visit the artists' verified social media channels to get the updated contact information, or probable chat with them their. Majority of them do reply to business chats.

• Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh is a top Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He is popularly known as Don Jazzy and owns one of the biggest record labels in the continent.
Artists signed under his label include the likes of Rema, Korede Bello, DNA TwinsDr SIDCrayon and LadiPoe.
He has produced a good number of hit songs including Adaobi, Jantamanta, Dorobucci, All Is in Order and Looku Looku. Some online media claim that Don Jazzy charges nothing less than a million Naira for a studio session.
You can get him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, as for Don Jazzy's contacts like email and phone number, we'll update them as soon as we get.

• Shizzi

Oluwaseyi Akerele, popularly known as Shizzi is another top Nigerian producer who started out as a drummer in church. He rose into limelight after working with Davido on his 2011 single, 'Dami Duro'.
He has since then worked with many other artists, including Davido whom he produced six songs on his debut album Omo Baba Olowo. Other Artists that he has produced for include Runtown, Wizkid, Wande Coal and Ayo Jay.
Shizzi charges a fee ranging between ₦400,000 and ₦500,000 for a studio session. You can connect with him on Instagram and Twitter.

• Masterkraft

Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke, professionally known as Masterkraft began music at 11, while living at  Ajegunle, Lagos State. He has since then, grown into one of the best producers in Nigeria, with a good number of hit songs to his credit.
In 2014, he was ranked 8th, in the Top 10 Music Producers In Nigeria by Leadership newspaper. Thisday newspaper also listed him as one of its Top 10 Music Producers in Nigeria.
He has worked with several big names in the industry like Flavour N'abania, Timaya, J. Martin, Sound Sultan, Bracket among others. He currently charges around ₦400,000 for a track.
You can get MasterKraft on and Instagram and Twitter.

• Cobhams Asuquo

Cobhams Asuquo is a Nigerian musician, producer, and songwriter and CEO of Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (CAMP), which he formed in 2008.
Prior to forming his production company, Cobhams signed a record deal with Sony ATV London as a songwriter. In 2016, after working as Head of Audio Productions at Questionmark Entertainment, he set up his own recording facility.
He has produced the likes of Emmanuel Bez Idakula (Bez) and ASA. He currently charges about ₦500,000 for a track.
You can connect with Cobhams Asuquo on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. His contact email is [email protected]

• DJ Coublon

Akwuba Charles Ugochukwu , popularly known as DJ Coublon, is a Nigerian record producer and sound engineer. He has worked with big artists like Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Tekno Miles, Kizz Daniel, Patoranking and Iyanya.
DJ Coublon won the Music Producer of the Year in the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2016 AFRIMMA Awards. He also has a number of awards and nominations. He currently charges about ₦450,000 per track.
You can connect with DJ Coublon on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. His contact email is [email protected]

• Kiddominant 

Kiddominant  was the finger behind Davido's 2017 hit song, 'Fall' and the song earned him The Headies Award for Producer of the Year. In 2019, Davido announced that Kiddominant will be producing a song in BeyoncĂ© album "B7". 
Kiddominant has also worked with prominent artists like DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi, Orezi, Wizkid, Wale, DJ Maphorisa, Popcaan and Mayorkun. He currently charges over ₦500,000 per song.
You can connect with Kiddominat on Twitter and Instagram. His phone number is +2347035287468 and email [email protected]

What more?

We know the list is incomplete, you can also checkout the contacts of the 30 best music producers in Nigeria. We have compiled the contacts of your favorite music producers, including their phone numbers, emails and social media handles.
Don't forget to drop us a comment and share with you friends. Before you leave, are you an upcoming artist? Kindly check out these 20+ record labels in Nigeria looking for artists and their contacts.
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