Hustle Ideas for Up and coming Chrisitan Artists
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Honestly, the undeniable fact is that being a gospel artist in Nigeria doesn't pay as much as other artists who sing secular music. Gospel music has a limited audience so there isn't much generated from it here in this country. And even worse, one decides to get into the Gospel music sect as an up-and-coming artist. It's a whole lot to deal with.
Few big Gospel artists have made a name for themselves like the late Osinachi. And Still on the listing, Sinach, Frank Edwards, Tope Alabi, etc. These guys are big in the industry and have also impacted so many lives positively. In that vein, they become competitions for rookie Christian artists who are also looking to seize the market by the horn. But then, one should not be deterred in any form or manner. I mean, if God has given the go-ahead, nothing, and I mean nothing (I say this wearing a smile on my face) would pose as a hindrance to your shine.
The only downside I see is being in the wrong type of service. And I'm also not saying God will not take into account what we do in regards to spreading the gospel of Salvation, but the point is, are you in the right arm of service? I believe we suffer a lot when we go against God's will or calling in our lives. There's a verse in the bible that talks about this in context. The book of Romans 12: 4-8, which I would share below:
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:4-8 ESV
A line in that scripture reads: having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us. Exactly! It means that if you are supposed to be in the evangelical line and then you force your way into becoming a gospel artist, God will reward your efforts, but you wouldn't be as efficient as you would have been if you stuck with evangelism. I'm sure you get my drift.
In the case when you're sure God has destined you to become an artist and you still find yourself struggling, know that it is for a while. Know that you have the backing of the almighty God and you shall indeed prevail.
However, it doesn't mean one should fold their hands waiting for that time when the money begins to roll in. I mean bills have a way of clawing up the neck. So there's a need to be proactive. There's the need to find side hustles to survive whilst you go about your ministry of music. Below I have curated five hustle ideas you can try alongside your music:
- Spoken words artist
- Freelance instrumentalist
- Talent coach/scout
- Social media influencing
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