5 Things not to do in stage

Welcome to another segment of ULwaz no Makhula Show where we teach artists like us whets we have applied to make our songs stand out on social media which led to having them popular around the world.

Its not whats you don’t know thats hurts you , its whats you know thats isn’t so


[Durban Inanda, April 3, 2020 Friday]

1. Don’t waste time introducing yourselves and spoiling the show momentum.

We always ask big dogs in the game to constantly make conferences so they can tell us about this stuff. Have you ever see Black Coffee busy shouting his name before he plays no. Have you ever see Duncan saying hold it my selector Hi my name is Duncan from KwaMashu No. any big act get to work when they get on stage because they know they will do their best work and people they will ask each other who was that . Then word of mouth maybe by then they will be sourber enough to follow you on socials. This also set the bar low, imagines getting after ULwaz No Makhula and do this just Kidding but you get the point…let’s move on to.

associations make a person

 2. Don’t start performing without knowing the arrangement of your set.

Skip , Skip , Skip while we payed to see you do your thing now you and your Dj are making us fans to lose our mojo.And the Promoter is looking at you on the VIP Section. So avoid this know your set by heart if you going to use their resident dj. Its makes you look unprofessional and when your time is over you will be mad on the host for doing his work cutting you cause you were ski skip loll.

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3. Don’t play with booze on hand, or don’t perform drunken period.

Okay this one may offend a lot of people even our allies but that not our goal, our goal is to help young boys like us take action towards their talent with this tools in hand. We don’t drink but we have seen people literally drinking their career down the drain. Avoid alcohol in business settings, if you treat music as business doesn’t drink before your studio session and before your performance. I don’t know if it’s true but Ambitious Entertainment doesn’t sign you if you drink alcohol so for all of us aspiring to be signed lets choose our poisons wisely.

4. Don’t do your moves at the VIPs session (You diminishing your brand).

Be peoples person, laugh at the event, engage in conversation just don’t Dance in a place you are booked in as a respected artist. Hold your standards, behave properly don’t bother the person who invited you, quiet you passion baby of wanting to kill a crowd now…I know this points are kind of out to this segment theme but this are all things you shouldn’t do. Don’t look to bored either loll yes check your phone ,but talk to your friends while waiting to perform eating for other type of genre wouldn’t be relevant but you can by some meat and eat .we are also guilty here we don’t eat in shows but that have to change. It will make the experience more memorable R100 per person then you good to go. So the key to this point don’t be centre of unnecessary attention.

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5. Don’t be late, If you early try to perform if threes an opening.

This point is all about humbling yourself , most upcoming artist may want to act like celebrities  when they start to get some gigs , if there’s a time slot try sticking to it or do much better be there when there’s a gab of someone late.. Understanding the promoters frustration will work on your favor, whether your dope was amazing or not he/ she will remember you on the next show .Being late is not acceptable in any place even church so in life try to keeping track of your time always set an hour more unless you are a busy person by nature that means you will make use of your schedule as usual….

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6. Don’t forget to pay attention while others are on stage coz you will get in eventually.

Paying attention is cheap but most artists take it for granted, our artists here don’t have a privilege of making a sound check so, there will be surprises no matter how good the sound is. Look few performances and see whets not to do. Where the mic makes lot of noise, how far can you go with a cordless mic before singing for yourself loll, why others you can’t hear them are they holding mic incorrectly.

Study the crowd which songs do they vibe to the most , if it’s your 1st time get your nerves early and think of how can you avoid chocking ,should you use a song or a beat coz the sound is bad ..Look at all that then go in and blow them away.

Hope you learned and enjoyed this episode next week or anytime after that we will have more content like this for you to make powerful music and entertain people .this are ULwaz No Makhula on all socials we are out see you on the next one washa wena!

5 Ways to get to the streets, performances & selling merchandise

Welcome to the 4st piece of ULwaz no Makhula Show where we teach artists like us what do we have applied to make our songs stand out on social media which led to having them popular around the world.

You have to find a way
May 2021

[Durban Inanda, April 2, 2020 Thursday]

1. Go Perform for free

We not big fans of free open mic performances but you have to go out there familiarize yourselves with some potential ,investor , Promoters , or a deal which is not so much a thing today’s artists should want to leverage , deals are good if you have a good team in place already.

2. Impress certain people with your performance.

This point follow well on the previous one, you don’t just go to perform to artists beneath you in a hustle sense they may not give you the respect you deserve and they don’t have connections you need, unless they will pay you for your performance. Say No politely to events that’s doesn’t align with your brand and you target.

Which people should you impress ,The show hosts at the Shisanyamas , Lounges and people who own this places .once they start inviting you be consistent with attending and performing for free for a least a year if they call you often and if you good other doors will be opening already. After that’s start negotiating your fee. and this apply to all the posters you’ve been pushing if you’ve been relevant for past 2 years you deserve to be paid.

Impress influential people, and we want to add other hosts and influential people are too focused on their ways they may not recognize you till you overseas so that’s their loss. Dj Lag for e.g. I’m sure someone else saw him 1st. So kill the crowd in front of influential person, influential person could be uBig Zulu, Ayanda Makukule, Vusi Thembekwayo, Slikour, or anyone who you think can call you and say ntwana you hot where you from, do you have a manager….don’t rush signing anything if this happens build a relationship 1st if possible, unless its Tira or Oskido for example you know those people get things done and nakhona read the fine print or get a trusted Lawyer or someone who knows about the contracts. As ULwaz No Makhula we haven’t reached this point but ULwaz has once signed an exclusive deal with universal it’s was just between me and the artist I Produced, it was terrible but because I had nothing much to lose I signed.

Lastly impress people on media or social media savvy people at least make some noise every time you were at the performance. Your will get Radio interviews, you might have to approach them by inboxing on face book greet and get straight to the point and say where you were performing and he was there.  Chances he’ll remember you give you a slot or play your song.

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3. Why Do I have to go out while internet got me covered?

We asking for a lot of people here so, we will touch on the reason you already know but never take notice. Free face book you may be so visible but if I don’t know your face you are a mystery. 2. Proximately you see ,if a teacher teaches you on the internet it’s hard for you to grasp the lesson ,but if he is here in front of you , disciplining you seeing all the emotions and all you listen and become better , that’s what’s happens to artists as well. you may like Cardi B but you like her more once you see her , and that’s what’s you need to do get to your people anyway you can.

We Were on Tour , KwaNyuswa

4. Don’t perform for free; Improve your brand for promoters and event organizers to see you are worth something.

We know this one contradicts with the 1st point, but not all artists are starving artists others have 9-5 where they can invest in their brand to the point that’s everyone knows it, it’s just that’s they have never saw you perform and that’s where you get in and get paid…I hope this won’t make you look at ULwaz No Makhula as fake or less of hustlers but we actually used this point to better our brand. We saw from our previous solo projects that’s we were not treating music as business so we changed. It’s worked for us it may not work for you but it’s worth a try or you may be putting money in the wrong places. Our Top 4 is Mixing, Mastering, Feature and face book boosting.

When you tired learn to rest ,not to give up.


5. Selling clothes and cdz

This one is kind of crucial because we haven’t done it; here is why we rather have a customer send us money to print him/her a t-shirt than using our titer budget and hoping someone will buy. We print for ourselves and still get the brand awareness, Cd we do at least 10 to submit at conferences of music and Radio trying our luck…we don’t know what’s is happening in there but their requirements are not what’s they publicly want they want more, which for a friend and a hustler we haven’t took that’s route because we may fail to keep up masesyaphasha sesdumile. But we’ll see in the near future Radio and TV are still a way forward.

Closing this last point I want to say if you have budget of printing t-shirts and caps and you have good selling abilities go for it.

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6. Prepare before hitting the street.

Carry multiple usb’s; add Cd on top of that’s just don’t miss your shot because of these technicalities. Carry your Dj to avoid unnecessary sabotage loll ,your dancers if you need them ,cameraman if you use a phone don’t give it to strangers that’s you had a small talk with in a show then ask him to shoot you. Get your Swag, Drip, and Umswenko on point look like the artwork just in the real world…Loll we will add this one but we are guilty of improvising when it comes to it. Prepare your stage moves earlier not on the last minute. Mngan I prefer we share our weaknesses with our friend reading , what’s do you say…yah bafwethu we use to not prepare the stage moves then behind the stage we will practice something just  before we get in maybe this is why Eyadini saya kanye kabili sasngakabi ready.

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Hope you learned and enjoyed this  episode next week or anytime after that’s we will have more content like this for you to make powerful music and entertain people .this is ULwaz No Makhula on all socials we are out see you on the next one washa wena!!!!.