PUT IN THE 10,000 HOURS, AND NO ONE CAN STOP YOU
Any advice for other young artists trying to break into the music scene?
It all comes back to my mum, who’s the reason I’ve played the piano my whole life. I’m 23 and I can already say I’ve been doing something for two decades, which is pretty crazy. After my first mixtape, when I was 18, my dad got me this book called Outliers that talked about the 10,000 hours theory. What matters is that when people are scouring for you on the internet, that your music is undeniable. To me, that’s your 10,000 hours. Don’t worry about how or when or where, worry about the music itself. Is the music good? That’s all I care about. And that’s the advice I give everyone. Put in the 10,000 hours, and no one can stop you. No one around you should be working harder than you are. That’s it man, hard work pays off.
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Each of our children is unique and perfectly designed by God. In order for them to live a life of purpose and passion, we as parents must help them identify, nurture, invest in and share their God-Given talent. This is one of the greatest gifts you can give them;it develops their self-esteem as they excel.Here are a few tips.
EXPOSE YOUR CHILD TO A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES EARLY
Try not to limit them to what is familiar to you or what you failed to do yourself! Explore a variety of extra-curricular activities from baking, music, sports, art, creative writing, design and technology, coding etc. Be open to lots of possibilities.
LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD
Children will talk about their interests non-stop. Don’t abandon the piano lessons because they kick up a fuss as soon as the teacher arrives. Sometimes it is just a phase or the wrong tutor. But don’t be afraid to let things go if it is just not working. They may excel in the saxophone and not the piano or end up being a rapper!
ENCOURAGE THEIR GIFTS
Inspite of the incredible impact of in the Nigerian entertainment industry in creating wealth and millions of jobs, Many parents still focus only on academic subjects and discourage their children’s creativity. Ensure that they are educated, but don’t puncture your child’s dream; yes, even where it seems unrealistic.
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