The important of looking so gorgeous and attractive as a music artiste cannot be over emphasized. In our recent days, music and entertainment is a close friend to fashion and most of music fans especially afropop and hip hop are young youths so your influence over them will determine how far you will go in the music industry. I have seen bulk of good singers and song writer fall of the way simply because no one likes the way they look or simply because the don’t have enough swagger. Another major aspect of music is the fans, especially the opposite gender ones like females or male depending on the gender the artiste belong to, the opposite gender is your major fans, most male fans love female artiste and most female fans also loves male artiste, so irrespective of the music state you are whether upcoming or new artiste, you need to have a lot of rugged and swagger look especially your behaviour, dressings, speech and other factors you make use of in your music career.
WHAT IS SWAGGER
Swagger according to the dictionary simply means ”walk or behave in a very confident and arrogant or self-important way” this is simply the meaning of swagger, that means you need to walk and behave accordinpull up the definition above.
The are several ways you can pull up on a lot of swagger when you are coming on stage or have any major show to attend, its not all necessary money to but is among what determines your swagger look because good clothes, shoes and hair are very expensive so I will always advice all upcoming artiste to get a Job and for the established artiste, you can always afford them at ease.
You can look swagger with your clothe, shoes, hair styles, walking steps, talking method and even your stage name which I will discuss later on the important of stage name as an upcoming artiste.
KEY STUDY OF FAMOUS ARTISTE AND THEIR LIFESTYLES
Taking a look at famous artiste like Jay Z, Rick Rose, Nicki Minaj, Quavo and a lot of hip hop artiste in America, you will see the amount of swagger look the pull up in their music video, social networks, lifestyle and shows, this rugged look have attracted a lot of fans to them and people know a artiste by their swag according to a typical Africa mentality
Taking another loom at our Africa and Nigeria artiste such as Davido, Wizkid, kiss Daniel, tiwa savage, Rema and others, you will also discover the full swagger they also pull up, this have made many people like them especially the youth, this artiste have rose to become the promoter and creators of fashion in Africa because what ever they put on becomes the latest and trending fashion especially the likes of wizkid and Davido at the time of writing this article.
IMPORTANT OF SWAGGER LOOK AS AN ARTISTE
1) IT ATTRACTS A LOT OF MUSIC LOVERS TO YOUR FAN BASE:
Yes swagger look attracts a lot of music lovers into your fan base especially the young ones, though, this may be affected by your genre or type of music but it is also very important to look swagger as a lot of young music lovers love swag a lot.
I have seen some certain people tell up and coming artiste, ” you say you are a musician and yet you dress like a pastor”
I have also seen people who say ” you don’t look like a musician, you don’t even dress like one” This is not because the person is not good at what he or she is doing but simply because his or her fashion sense is not swagger in nature.
2)MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A RICH ARTISTE
As an artiste no one will want to belong to your FC when they believe you are poor, rich look and behave , is what will make your fans to be so proud of you and it will also attract a lot of fans, take a look at Davido, people love him so much because he is very rich and it will also go along way in increasing the cost of your charges in shows especially as an already established artiste
3) ATTRACT A LOT OF OPPOSITE GENDER AS FANS
Looking swagger and rugged will always attract a lot of opposite gender as fan especially the male artiste, girls love guys with swagger look and so if you have it a lot even if you are an upcoming, it will go along way in helping build your female fan base and increase your shows attendance and ticket sales
4)INCREASES YOUR ARTISTE AWARENESS
Especially Africa, once people see a rugged looking guy with a lot of swag, the first thing that comes to their mind is, this guy may be a musician. The Nigeria and Africa Afro pop music genre have been dominated by swagger so once you look swagger, you don’t need a lot of explanation to convince some one you are a musician even if you are not yet famous , it will go a long way in increasing people awareness of the fact you are a music artiste
5)MAKES YOU SELL MORE
This will make your song sell more, so many people I know, download and love wizkid videos a lot simply because, he is always pulling up swagger, they say words like ” This guy always have a lit of swagger in his videos”. Swagger will make people who love swagger look and fashion to love your music and it will increase your sales in your music videos because young people want to see what you are putting on and want to always learn new fashion from you.
This will also help up and coming artiste get a goof label deal because no label will love to sign some one they can’t make money from, and Nigeria afro pop lovers which is the major acceptable music genre in Nigeria also lives swagger and fashion a lot, so i f you can sing well and look swagger too, your chances of getting a good label deal is higher especially for those young and new or up coming artiste who are in search of a good record label to sign them