Nigerian Songwriting Competition

Nigerian Songwriting Competition

The application deadline is 30 October. In the Photo: Celebrated Nigerian singer and songwriter Simi.
In addition to awards and cash prizes, the winners will also benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give national exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements.

Applicants can submit as many songs in as many categories as they wish. The application fee is 1 000 naira per song or category.

The jury will shortlist the top 10 finalists in each category and the overall winner. Prizes and awards will be sent to the address provided during the application process.

Who can apply?

Singers
Songwriters
Rappers
Poets
Spoken-word artist
Instrumentalist
Music Producers

Interested applicants can apply in the following categories:

Afro-pop/pop
Afrobeats
Highlife
Reggae/makossa/dancehall
Nigerian rap/hip hop
R&B/blues/soul
Inspirational/religious music
Just lyrics/poetry/spoken word
Traditional ethnic music
Instrumentalist/producer
Classical/jazz/rock
Fuji/juju

Requirements

An MP3 recording (5 minutes max).
A lyric sheet in Word format.

Note:

All entry fees are non-refundable.
The entrant retains all ownership rights to all submitted song(s).
All files should be named in the following order: ‘Song name-composer name’.
The finalists and winners will be notified by emails and/or telephonically after which the will be published on the NSC official website.

Important dates

Application deadline – 30 October.
Announcement of finalists – 18 December.
Announcement of winners – 29 January 2021.
Applicants are advised to read the terms & conditions here before submitting their entries here.

For more information about this call, send an email to info@nigeriansongwritingcompetition.com or call +234 706 364 1187.

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