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Odongo Swagg is prolific song writer, performing artist doing ohangla genre of music and one of the highest growing artists on Mdundo. He is riding high on the airwaves with hit songs such as Chwade gi Nyundo, Beril Nya Ugenya and Simba Odenyo. His name is derived from various things, Odongo is a cultural and ancestral name of the Luo tribe in Kenya. Apparently, he got the Swagg nickname because of his laid-back and easy cruising lifestyle.

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Caroline Akinyi is a Kenyan gospel artist who has recently been making waves with her hit song Mungu Mwenye Uwezo among others. The born-again singer hails from a family of eight, with her being the third born of the family. In addition to being a gospel singer, she also works and has a hand in business ventures. Caroline Akinyi has quickly grown to be one of the highest-profile artists on Mdundo, commanding a monthly listenership of over eight hundred thousand and constantly featuring in the top ten most downloaded songs on the platform.

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Songwriting is an integral part of the artistic process of any musician. If you are able to write a good song then you are already halfway there to having a successful song. For most artists the process of songwriting is very straight forward but here are five tips that will help you become a better artist.

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January is often a difficult month for a lot of people. The New Year begins with a new set of challenges that bring you crashing back down to earth after the jovial mood of the Christmas period. It is no wonder that this month is referred to as the longest month and Januworry.

This issue is also true for artists too as January presents a reduction in opportunities to earn as fans settle back into their routines and day-to-day lives. Don't worry because here are 5 tips to help you get through January without going broke.

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Performing to a local crowd is always a great feeling but why restrict yourself to a local audience? It is possible to spread your music and infiltrate new markets. One of the best ways to grow your music career is to get into new and foreign markets. If you want to make the big time in your musical journey, you’re going to have to take things globally, and that task is an exceptionally challenging one. Focusing on just your local market will lead you to miss out on a large fan base that exists in foreign markets. Here are some ways you can increase your presence and grow in new and foreign markets.

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Development Stages of A Musician

As you start out your career, it can be overwhelming. There are many do’s and don’ts. I believe that doing it all at the same time, will drain you both mentally, physically and not to forget financially and you will get lost in all the madness.

It is important that you identify which stage you are in and do what you are supposed to do in that stage.

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6 Proven Ways To Make Your Music Go Viral on TikTok

TikTok, a video sharing social media platform launched in 2016 by Chinese company ByteDance has fast become one of the most used social media platforms in the world. It is the 7th largest social media network in the world with about 689 million active users.

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Music just like any other career is an investment and requires capital. As a budding artist, one might not always have the money to explore music as a career due to financial limitations. Nonetheless, we are all urged to pursue whatever makes us happy.

In this piece, we look at hacks on how to build a successful music brand on a budget.

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How To Make A Song Go Viral

Making your song go viral is no easy job, that is if you are not the controversial type. There is no blueprint for this. What worked for your first song will not necessarily work for your second song. It cannot be copy and paste but creativity is a big part of it. With that said, there are a few principles that we can borrow from creators whose songs have gone viral.

Let’s get started.

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How to Find Musicians To Collaborate with

Collaboration solves two of the musician's greatest challenges; 1)Having a wider reach 2)Constantly being in a creative mode and releasing new music. Finding someone to collaborate with might be somewhat challenging. Especially someone whom you have chemistry with, and can input the energy and time in order to come up with a successful project.

So how can it be done if at all possible? Simple answer, Connect. Long answer…

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