Thursday, November 3, 2011

ATTN: Nigerian Independent Musicians and Music Promoters

My name is Femi Lawal, a publicist and music business entrepreneur. The Co-founder of Mega Points International (Africa's First Independent A&R/Promotion Company).
There was a broadcast going round among the black berry users in Nigeria with accusations against Ovie of NotJustOk, the leading music download portal in Nigeria. After reading few of the comments on the publication on this blog and series of other accusations from independent artistes and music promoters on BBM, i felt i should read a release on this issue.
Thanks to Ladun for granting me this opportunity to have my say.
NotJustOk is a reputable music download portal, an open platform for independent musicians to get showcase their materials to world. The site home thousands of unknown artistes songs and they have been a source for Nigerian diaspora to access new songs. For all artistes or music promoters who may have sent their materials to NotJustOk at one time or the other. Try to consider these following facts.
Your song may not have been featured because 1. It does not meet up to their review metrics. 2. Many songs to review and they have to select the best(It doesn't mean yours is not good ok) 3. Maybe you fail to abide by their submission rules or requirement not complete. The reasons are many these are just the few.
You should remember getting your song feature on the is free but one thing you should consider also is  the more song on the site the more bytes taken from their space. They do have limit of songs to be published. If your song is good keep sending it and believe me it will get featured within a short time.
There are other sites like NotJustOk where you can continue submitting your song while you keep trying your luck with NotJustOk if you believe NotJustOk is where your break through lay.
Send your song, picture(Professionally Designed),brief profile to music@notjustok.com. If you have any problem get in touch with Mrs.Uduak on the site to ask question about your musical career. Please independent musicians make no one your enemy ok and don't divide the music industry.
If you have question or want to discuss anything with me, feel free to contact me: supportlocalhiphopng@live.com
Mega Points International will be organizing a free web meetup for all independent musicians, music managers and music promoter to discuss new means to get your materials out online like online radio,mp3 blast service etc. NotJustOk is for everyone both known and unknown.
Thanks for your time.

14 comments:

  1. mr man... this is a very big lie. i knw u are just trying to do your job but NOTJUSTOK is nonsense...

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  2. i have sent songs couple of times 2 nmusic@notjustok.com but i never see it on the site... ovie is evil...

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  3. Anonymous, please stop complaining jare. Your songs probably suck anyway so go take a sit somewhere and relax.

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  4. You people are very stupid. and then ovie puts ur wack as fuck music and them what?>??? YOU ARE STILL A FAWKING JOKE AND NOONE CARES ABOUT YOUR FUCKING MUSIC. IF YOU LIKE DONT GO TO SCHOOL AND MAKE A NAME FOR YOUESELF. Be waiting for ovie of NJO to feature your stupid songs. Do you think managers go on NJO to pick new acts? NO! you start performing at the underground show. you audition for glo sings. FUCKTARDS!!!!

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  5. haha..wahala o...so if NJO didn't exist..U ppl won't release songs abi?
    I know ur songs may not be as wack as the songs featured on the site but these guys are under no obligation to feature you (unless there's a "backdoor" I don't know about)

    One lil secret..if a music site won't feature u, start up ur own music site and feature ursef and others (FOR FREE) and see how it is to help people.

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  6. 360nobs is also one of the best,u can patronise dat.

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  7. 360nobs.com. dats was where wizkid started 4rm

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  8. www.o3median.blogspot.com is also hot... fuck notjustok.com

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  9. send to www.timmynaija.com >>no1 in Africa So why fight Ovie??

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  10. right now i guess it's not easy being Ovie. @writter I guess u made some valid points. I once wrote Lalaboi asking him what it takes to have a song feature on NJO and after some days he replied telling me it cost nothing, all i have to do is send the song and if it meets the cut it'll be featured. i never did send the song so i'm in no position to say he did what ever he's being accused of. But one tin i tink i'm sure of is dat bigger artists have a better chance of having their song featured dan relatively unknown artist.

    dat said, i tink d artists and managers should cut him some slack cos it's not easy doing what they do for free. on the other hand i cant ask Ovie to introduce processing fee cos any artist that pays processing fee will kind of xpect guaranteed feature on the site which will even create more problems for him. I tink they have to sit down and do some brain storming.

    There are also other music sites they can xplore like gidilounge, 360nobs and the fast rising radiopalmwine by Tosin.

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  11. You people are really foolish.

    Is everything you send to Bellanaija she posts?

    Is it everything you send to Linda Ikeji she posts?

    Why are you now beefing notjustok?

    Do you know how many songs they get a day?

    Naija pple wey no dey follow instructions, you think they have time to start editing your stuff or reformatting your stuff?

    If its that easy to run a site, then start your own and put your music on there.

    Poor people remain poor because they continue to think like poor people.

    Think big and you'll blow.

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  12. ma songs...http://hu.lk/FLAMZZY

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  13. ma songs..http://hu.lk/FLAMZZY

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