Shows business in Nigeria. I felt like taking it off from the reality, even when I know very well that I wasn’t dreaming but, lo and behold, the income potentials in shows in Nigeria is staggering, in fact there are billions of naira to be made from organizing shows in this country within the shortest period of time!.
You are sure to be in millions if you are running shows in Nigeria and decides to charge N500, N750, N1,000, N5,000, and N10,000 per ticket. In the showbiz industry, the aforementioned prices are for starters who are considered learners in the game. The real players charges millions for table.
There’s no doubt about the basic fact here that majority of Nigerians are really poor to say the least, but the facts remains that even in that poverty condition among many, there millions who are rich, rich enough to afford shows of millions per ticket. Average guys in Nigeria want to socialize, unwind, they want to dance, laugh, feel belonged and clear off their heads of so many burdens.
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Nigerians love to party no matter the prize and this they do because they believe that all works and no play not only makes Jacks a dull boy but something worst.
They also value the connections they get by attending shows and because of this, it’s not to be considered all waste by the show promoters and shows lovers as so many business links are often formed just like in clubs.
So if you don’t have, not socializing by attending shows would lead to more of losing out from some real connections, as they reasons and that sounded like a true fact to some great extents.
You are therefore not doing any wrong by organizing shows for people and thereby making your cool cash therein. Big shows has become so important in Nigeria that many consider it normal to part with 30k-50k for a 3/4 hours show.
That’s just for the average guys/ladies. But as for the big fish’ shows, talking about the real hot classic high flying men and women, with most of the popular artists in Nigeria like Tuface, and other comedians performing, yeah, that’s when you would hear the adverts on radios and feels like replaying it to hear it well.
Some shows could be up to N5m for a round table of three or five with others paying N.5m and N200k for other lower positions in the same show.
Well planned shows in Nigeria are always money spinning and could make one billionaire if you know how to play your games very smart.
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Though organizing shows is usually not a one man’s thing as it involves some serious planning and variety of opinions to have things put together and come up with some splendid side-attractions that would yield much money in return.
Tips To Organizing Profitable Shows In Nigeria
What is the best time to put shows and have it well attended? Festive periods and towards the end of the year are usually the best. During this period, many people are usually open to spending money freely as a way of appreciating themselves and others for the success of the year and being alive to enter the next one.
The venue if chosen wisely, could add to the interests of the attendees as some would love to feel the place and even make some badly needed connections because of the caliber of those that would be coming to the show.
3. Side Attractions
Who are the artists performing? Try to gauge the popularity and the interests of the populace on various entertainers there. Which musicians commands most attention there? What about the comedians? How populous are their followers on different platforms like twitter, facebook, Instagram etc. Make your findings and source for their contacts to strike your deals with them and be firm with your agreements with them as some has been found to be fund of forcing extra fees out of the person that called them for a show.
4.Well In Advance
Shows planned within reasonable periods of time gives people enough time to plan very well for it. Also be realistic in your expectations and don’t have things mixed up.
5. Test The Ground
If you are new into the business, make sure not to jump in with head first as that may disappoint you. It is always good to consult with old timers in the business and if it calls for registering, do that because you are going into a serious business that would have you knocking horns with the big boys.
Again, be wise with your advertising as that, sometimes takes a good chunk of money. Print flyers in support of the other means of advertising. Get the interested people to indicate their interests by booking ahead on time, not money first, but any other ways of booking up seats and always remember to use fear motivations by stating a pre-fixed numbers to be accommodated in the hall.
Don’t forget to assure people of their safety as no body would want to jeopardize their life, not even for the best shows of highest side-attractions.
Economy may be bad and other things may look discouragingly enough but despite all that, people just want to be happy and if you can key into that area by providing the avenues for unwinding once in a while by following the above tested suggestions, you are sure to be in money and live comfortable life giving people what they want. Some shows may be a sham due to poor preparations but properly and well planned shows are sure of raising millions of naira beyond the expectations of the organizers.