LETTER TO HAMYDGREY.
Congratulations on your successful emergence as the 2nd runner up of the just concluded “Who Dey” Rap challenge. It’s with pride and great feat that you came out as the third position after battling with over 5000 contestants across the country.
Awolumate Hameed, it’s very important to call out publicly amidst over 15,000 students of this institution. Kindly treat this notice as critical as your career. Just like every other artistes would say after seeing the colours of limelight, “I came from the Ghetto and made it to the top, but it was very difficult reaching here”. I believe firmly that in the next few months, you’ll be giving this testimony very soon.
Just yesterday, you kick-started your career in this institution with a spontaneous strategy of sending out your track via Bluetooth or Xender (Funaab Jagaban) to any passersby you meet on campus. With no or little effort of PR, your name went viral than Patrick sawyer. Even without having a lawyer, you still earned the best “ACT” on campus, simply because the track had it all. Too litty. It didn’t even take you time to top the symposiums charts with Wale’s turner “NO”. To crown your success, the most resourceful media outfit in Abeokuta — FUNAAB PARROT MEDIA, awarded you to be the best RAP Artist in FUNAAB without knowing you’ll come do it again at Baddyosha “Who Dey” Challenge.
Enough of the uncalled stories, the basic reason for calling you out is to advice and share a vision with you. HAMYDGREY as you’re fondly called, it been years FUNAAB had someone out there to represent the institution as a celebrity alumni. Ever since Kiss Daniel graduated, we have not seen anyone to unfollow Davido on Instagram, every one close to that space has just been doing “fala folo”. Honestly, it’s quite amazing that out of the over 3,500 graduands we have every year, none of those that took up to music has been able to seek an abode in the industry. Someone was even very close but he’s yet to return the loan he borrowed from the bank.
Now, you’ve the baton, you don’t need any glucose to fight the race again, Just like crocuta crocuta, you have been spotted by thousands of people in the entertainment industry, the best time for you is to key into what you love doing most. Your IG page is not meant to be dry, you’ve to pull up a bolt and glow better than Glo. There’s no other time than now!! Start visiting series of event and clubs for performance even though you get little or no payment. Like Carbon, create an habit of dating your social media pages with freestyles. If you’re a “Graphics designer”, my candid advice for you is to stop now for it will blur your career. You’re at the top now in the school, enough of the foreplay, go straight to the game!! Leave your comfort zone and find a space in the cold street of Lagos.
You’re humble, maintain your humility and respect your fans. Mix their advice with HCL & NaOH to see the one that will neutralise your career. Start counting every single individual that comes your way as gold. In the long run, you may get tired, never relent. Exalt your surname with consistency & calculated moves. More importantly, try to help every single artistes that comes your way for influence and collaboration. You’re nobody yet, try to axe any spirit of arrogance. Find more connection and build a map link with friends. Lastly continue the struggle with collections of dope contents, find a Music expert to manage your spot and name for you. You’d find it worthy at the end of the day. Selah.
Written by Mahmoud Damisi
The Executive Director of @ Mahmoud Damisi Inc. A Registered Company under the Corporate Affairs Commission with RC 2741576 which is responsible for Marketing & Public Relations, Branding & Events Management, General Consultancy & Human Resources Management.