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10 Ways to Make Money From Music in Nigeria (Upcoming Artists)

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Are you an upcoming artist but wanna know how you can make money from music in Nigeria? You’re reading the right content that will serve you well especially if you’ve been searching for any of these keywords:

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I bet you already knows that entertainment industry in Nigeria is a very lucrative industry among others.. From movies to comedy, showbiz, radio and TV etc. According to recent reliable statistics, Music industry is the best performing industry across all other sectors in the country.

But you know what?

The competition is getting hotter everyday, making it somehow tedious to make your name (or stage-name) a well-know brand not to talk of making money as a musician in Nigeria.

Although the industry may not have lived up to expectations (to many upcoming artists outside there), but to be since, we’ve seen reasonable improvement in the industry across the globe. We have made our stand strong on world’s map.

You may have noticed that Nollywood movies are gradually getting better, music videos are now of high quality and many more, thanks to technology!

Amongst all industries in the entertainment sector, the music industry comes second to movie industry and that would be our topic but more specifically the aspect of making money especially for upcoming artists in Nigeria.

But you may be asking….

Can I really Make Money from Music in Nigeria as an upcoming artists?

The answer is YES! You can make some money  as an upcoming artists in Nigeria and at the same time, get more famous.

The reason is that; music is one good art that pays a lot, and the good part of being a musician it avails various opportunities of making money to you.  The likes of Wizkid, Davido, 2face, Dbanj, Patoranking etc. are good examples of how lucrative the music industry in Nigeria is.

Apart from buying disks in the market, these superstars in the Nigeria’s music industry makes heavy money.

To be sincere with you, these artists doesn’t rely much on selling disks. You know people from ALABA Market can make 30-in-1 music videos and sell at the rate of N150.

Do you think that’s how WIZKID get millions from these 150 Naira? I’m sure you understand what I’m trying to say.

Right now, the problem is how can an artist make money from music in Nigeria even with that tag “upcoming”?

I’ll be answering that question alongside other helpful tips for musicians. Please join me as I take you through the nitty-gritties of making money from music in Nigeria.

Top Ways to Make Money from Music in Nigeria

  1. Record a hit song

The first thing you need to get started with before thinking of making money from your music in Nigeria is to work on a hit song, also known as “banger”.

Take enough time to compose a meaningful song that will woo people’s attention. Try to do market research before coming to a conclusion.

This is what I mean by doing market research; take a look at what’s going on in your environment, jump to popular social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, check your newsfeed on Opera Mini, UC browser or other News aggregator app and ask yourself: Which or what type of song is trending and people will like to hear at this moment?

I’m not saying you should copy someone else. But you need to go with the flow to make money from music in Nigeria.

BUT If you got a unique style to give out, don’t hesitate to let it out.

Remember Naija musicians like Adekunle Gold, Kiss Daniel, Teni, Fireboy DML, the current street princes; Zlatan ibile and NairaMarley all rose to fame and money making artists with a UNIQUE but hit record.

  1. Market or Promote Your Music in Nigeria

There’s no way you will hear about Wizkid, Olamide, Burna Boy and other top musicians in Nigeria if they have not made enough sacrifices to get song heard.

Yes, they have spent some years working in studio, telling bloggers to help them hype their songs, giving DJs money to help them air their songs and so on….. This is a compulsory sacrifice for any artist aspiring to make money singing in Nigeria.

It baffles me if I look at average upcoming artists in Nigeria who keep releasing good songs but can’t help their own ministry. Is it because they’re stingy, too poor, lack self-esteem or not really serious about the said career?

If you want to make it big, you need to pay for it.

You can promote your music in Nigeria by:

  • social media
  • radio promotion
  • DJ mixtapes
  • and so on

Read this helpful article on how to promote your songs in Nigeria for more ideas to get your hard work appreciated.

  1. Selling Your Music in Nigeria

This is a no brainer! You don’t need to be told about this, but if you don’t know how to go about it, I’ll let you know.

So you spent a lot of money in the studio cooking up this great jam and probably a dope video to go with it. How do you make those huge sums back and get much profit?

The first step to sell your music and make money in Nigeria is to get connected with trusted marketers.

There are lots of people in the entertainment industry whose their  job is to market products from music to video, movies and all products of entertainment. Getting to know them will help your course.

You will get to meet these marketers by networking with other artists ‘who are doing better than you’ and they connect you with some of the best in the business. Armed with this information, you can go on to sell your music to a wide variety of audience.

Another resource you should is the media houses, more especially radio stations.

It doesn’t take much, with a little sum, you can visit any of the local radio stations, they’ll like to listen to it and if they do and find it worthy of airplay, get ready, your song is about to hit many homes will increase the demand for your song.

But hey, we need to go digital in order to fasten the processes of making money as an upcoming artist in Nigeria. I mean, we need to take the market to the global village, the “internet”.

I’m sure superstars in Nigeria and all parts of the world earn most of their money through the internet. You can also do the same.

I’m sure you will be thinking…….

Where to Sell Your Music Online in Nigeria?

  • Spotify.com
  • itunes.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Spinlet.com
  • Soundcloud.com

And many more but these 5 digital music stores are available for any smart upcoming artist to make hefty income in Nigeria. Try accessing the website addresses in a browser and sign up as publisher.

You know what? I can help you get your songs on these digital platforms only if you’re ready to pay for the service. if you’re interested, contact me here or WhatsApp me: 080 6886 6068.

  1. Start a YouTube Channel

You’re missing out big time if you don’t have a personal or a brand YouTube channel for your songs.

If you understand how YouTube works, I know you’ll be thinking that how can you make money as an upcoming artist in Nigeria with this video streaming platform.

Especially when you have no music video…..

Isn’t it surprising?

Well, this is how you can make money from music in Nigeria through a good YouTube channel if you’re an upcoming artist;

Start and set up a YouTube channel now, get a video editor or any body who can mix video using apps or software on laptop.

Now, choose a trending music video like “Wo!” by Olamide.

After that, record a cover song for the track that blends exactly with the beat and tell your video editor to mix the original Olamide video with your own cover song.

Give it a name like “Olamide ft (You) – Wo! Remix” and finally upload to your YouTube channel.

Note that I’m using Olamide’s Wo! as a specimen here. You can use any songs that fit your genre but make sure it’s hot and trending.

In my recent research, such tactics will definitely work because Nigeria’s people like entertainment a lot. I know of a YouTube channel that do something exactly like this and get hundred thousands of views.

You don’t need to be doing cover always, you can mix like 5 best video music together and upload or record a review about a particular song.

Now, I know you’ll be asking that….

Will YouTube Really Earn Me Money in Nigeria?

Yes, you can earn millions of naira from YouTube. This is how;

When you’ve reached a certain milestone of views and subcribers, you’ll then apply for Adsense and if you’re approved, YouTube will start displaying ads on your channel, from it you’ll start making money.

BUT note that the more views, the more money you’ll earn.

So, what are you waiting for? Start a YouTube channel today!

I can set up a professional YouTube account for you but only if you’re ready to pay for the service. if you’re interested, contact me here or WhatsApp me: 080 6886 6068.

  1. Song Writing

As a musician, you don’t have to sing songs always you’d have to diversify and songwriting is a good way to do this. Most music artists in Nigeria, the top among them do write songs for other artists and they do make money from it.

Songwriting doesn’t require much, in fact you just need you pen and paper or since we’re in a digital era, you could use a PC to write.

Top artists, like Mr Songs and Perruzi are among the many artists who have established themselves as top music writers in the Nigeria music sphere.

If you could write a song that make it among the hits, be ready coz more offers from top artists awaits you. You can even pitch them yourself.

It’s not that easy to get noticed by these superstars. But remember your goal to make money from music in Nigeria.

Let this goal pushes you to chase your dream as a songwriter. Get along with popular DJs and musicians related to your songs on Instagram.

  1. Get a Website or Blog

This is now getting more serious and important, don’t you think so?

Personally, I’m a blogger as you can easily guess reading this article and also, I have a seperate business website where I showcase my services (website design, blog setup, SEO, freelance writing etc..) and my previous job done.

This blog and my business website fetch me some bucks from ads, sponsored posts and getting clients interested in my services.

You can also use the same strategy to make money from music.

You can do this in two ways;

The first way is to become a music blogger. If you’re an upcoming artist, you can start blogging about latest music in Nigeria including yours.

This will let  you build your fanbase and be of great help to your career. It will become easier to do two things at a time; that is, getting huge traffic to download your songs and making money in the process.

The second way is to build a personal website for your music career only.

You can make money from this personal website if your performances and songs are recognized. People like individuals, brand and company will try to contact you for promotion deal.

For instance, Zenith Bank is currently using Emma Oh My God, a comedian turned singer as their promotional ambassador because of his uniqueness and passion in him.

Either the first or the second way, you can definitely make money from Music in Nigeria by having a website or blog.

Note that, I can help you set up a professional music blog or website for your career only if you’re ready to pay for the service. if you’re interested, contact me here or WhatsApp me: 080 6886 6068.

  1. Live Performance

Doing a live performance is one superb way to sell yourself out to a much greater audience with lots of top personalities in Nigeria. You never know who’s watching, what you’ll find out is that live show sells you out to even those who are not much of a music freak.

Performing at a live show shouldn’t be a big deal, if you’ve got the vibes, the audience will flow along with you. You don’t need to host a live show, seeing that you’re not financially bouyant, you just need to make yourself available for top musicians who will be hosting theirs and from there you can shoot your shot.

But if you’re willing to venture into it, go on and host yours  , be prepared to pay top stars who will be participating.

P.S. Ever heard of ‘stealing the show‘ you should do this if you can. Imagine hearing your name all over the place after a live performance, feels so good… right? It doesn’t just feel good, it’s a sign that the people are beginning to fall in love with you, in no time your music sales would skyrocket!

Performing live is a good way to make money from music in Nigeria and you should explore that part, your fans want to see you, feel you, to know you’re the real deal.

The top artists you see today do perform at live shows, parties and other events that fetch them money when they’re not in the studio.

  1. Join a record label!

I know is quite difficult to gain the attention of a good record label in Nigeria, yes it is.

But if you really want to make money from music in Nigeria, and also advance your career, then joining a record label is advisable. You may have heard stories in recent times linking the success of some musicians to their record label, those stories are quite true.

Today, there are lots of record labels available to join, you can choose one by doing what will amaze or impress record label owners.

A good example is REMA who gained the attention of D’Prince, Don Jazzy’s brother and today he’s a rising young star in Nigeria’s music industry under the umbrella of Mavins Records.

Another one which you may know is that of Olamide who signed like 2 artists (Yomi Blaze and Picazo Rhap) after seeing their amazing freestyles on Instagram.

Do something amazing and interesting, try to gain attention from record label’s owners, sign the written contract which should contain certain terms and conditions — in case of doubt ask for more explanation on what may not be clear to you. They’ve been stories about contract misunderstanding and you don’t want that to happen to you.

Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’ja, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold all rose to fame after joining a record label.

Even, Olamide was from Codedtunes, Wizkid from Empire Music Mates (EME) and so on…

Bro, you need a successful record label to make money from music in Nigeria.

  1. Distribute Your Songs Online in Nigeria

Okay, you’ve started going through the processes of getting your song heard and paid.

But now, we want to automate another process where you’ll get your songs on both local and digital platforms for either free or paid download… We can achieve this by using the right music distribution companies in Nigeria.

Music distribution companies allows musicians, record labels owners, music bloggers to signup, upload and publish their music for sale (and/or for free).

If you choose the right network to help you distribute your music in Nigeria, then you’ll make money.

So now, let me tell you some of the best DONs in the music distributing business in Nigeria..

Top List of Music Distribution Companies in Nigeria to Make Money

 

  • MTN Music Plus – MtnOnline.com/MP
  • www.FreeMeDigital.com
  • SonoSuite.com
  • www.SepulChralSilence.com
  • Muyora.com
  • www.destinyrecordsnigeria.com/distribution/
  • TuneAfrique.com
  • fresible.com/music-distribution
  • https://www.jtvdigital.com/
  • www.songcastmusic.com/‎

 

And many more…

As said earlier, these companies will help you distribute your song to music stores and in returns, you’ll make money.

But note that making money depends on you and the type of your music..

If your music is good and you market it well, people will buy it.

  1. COQ (Consistency, Originality, Quality)

I’ll start first with consistency, a concise look into top music stars one would discover that they are known for a particular genre of music.

You may have heard of the saying ‘jack of all trades, master of none‘! It’s also applicable to the music world. You need to decide on one style of music and stick to it, so when you think about that genre, they’ll think of you. Michael Jackson is known as the ‘king of pop’, it didn’t happen by fluke, he was consistent with his style.

Next is originality. You can’t be someone else, trying to sing like other artists isn’t advisable. As a musician, you should see yourself as a brand and try as much as you can to promote that brand.

And lastly….

Quality! People one to listen to good music, music is sometimes prescribed as a non-oral drug that soothes the mind.

You don’t need to release songs on a weekly, one quality song that will hit played across the country will fetch you good money. Anything worth doing, is worth doing well, keep dropping quality hits and you’ll keep making money from music in Nigeria.

Rounding Off – How to Make Money from Music in Nigeria

Getting your career in music started in Nigeria might be difficult due to high saturation of musicians. For this reason, I’ve dropped some helpful insights for upcoming artists on making money from music in Nigeria, I hope its been worthwhile so far?

Don’t forget to contact me for any digital services, I’m ready to help. In fact, I can be your visual assistant to set everything mentioned here. All you need is to use your money and send me to go ahead. WhatsApp me Now: 080 6886 6068

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      Buycoins Review: Easiest Way to Buy, Sell, Store & Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria

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      Is Buycoins legit and is it the easiest crypto exchange app in Nigeria?

      Maybe at a point while surfing the internet for the best apps to buy or sell your Bitcoin and other crypto assets in Nigeria, you came across Buycoins and you’re wondering if the platform is legit or scam.

      And if it’s legit, how can you buy and sell easily on Buycoins?

      In this blog post, I’m going to answer these questions.

      Not just that, I will also show you how you can make money on Buycoins by simply doing small tasks.

      If this is the first time you’re hearing the name “Buycoins”, you may want to know what the platform is all about, isn’t it? Okay, let me give you short overview about the company.

      About Buycoins

      Buycoins (or Buycoins.africa) is a crypto exchange platform in Nigeria where you can buy, sell, store and even trade some cryptocurrencies such as the famous Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC) and few others.

      But Is Buycoins Legit or Scam?

      Buycoins is 100% legit.

      I’ve been using the platform for about 2 years and I can tell you that Buycoins is tested, and trusted.

      Although before I got to know of Buycoins, I have been using Okex and Luno apps, but on getting to Buycoins, I have no choice than to fall in love with the platform.

      What are the things that makes Buycoins stands out?

      Pros of Buycoins: Why Should I Use Buycoins.Africa?

      I’m going to make the points clear but simple. Below are the reasons why I’m using and vouching for Buycoins;

      ·         Clean and Easy to Navigate Website & Apps

      Buycoins.Africa did a great job on the user interface (UI) and users’ experience (UX) of their products (the mobile apps and website). Everything is simple, clean and direct.

      Buycoins Review

      To be honest, other competitors are doing great jobs on UI/UX but the simplicity of Buycoins is on point. If you’re new to Crypto of things, you won’t get lost as the platform is self-explanatory and simple to use.

      ·         Easy ways of Funding Your Account

      Funding your Buycoins account is very easy from day one, as you can send money from your bank account to your Buycoins generated account number (Providus).

      But Remember that CBN ban banks in Nigeria against anything cryptocurrency. As a result of this ban, some exchange platforms who operates in Nigeria are faced with the issue of how their customers will be depositing funds in their account.

      Fortunately, Buycoins is one of the first platforms that came with a solution. Now, you have multiple ways of funding account with Naira from your banks.

      You can’t fund your account on some platform (like LUNO) till date because of that CBN ban, but that’s not the case on Buycoins.

      ·         Withdrawal is easy too

      Just like it was easy to fund your account with Naira, you can withdraw your money in Naira on Buycoins to your Nigeria’s bank account without falling for P2P scams which frequently happen on Binance, Okex etc.

      ·         Customer Care Response is very Fast!

      I once had issues on my account but I got them solved in the blink eyes just because of the fast customer care representative.

      Till now, Kuda Bank is still ghosting me, I contacted them on Live chat, e-mail and Twitter, I’ve got no response.

      Personally, I like a company who invests on their customer care team. That’s the reason I keep using JUMIA for shopping despite the frustration I’m personally facing with them.

      RECOMMENDED: 5 Ways to Make Money on JUMIA

      And because of fast and patient customer care support, that’s why I chose to Heroshe to ship from USA for me instead of ShopToMyDoor.

      If you’re a curious person like me, and/or you want to get fast solution any issue you may face using a product or service, then you should look for a company with good and fast customer care team.

      That’s why I choose Buycoins and I think you should do the same. (Click here to start)

      ·         The Founding Team

      Well, maybe this is not necessary to you. But to me, it means a lot.

      I’ve not met the founding team of Buycoins.africa face-to-face, but they’re quite famous especially on Tech twitter, Tech or Entrepreneurship News on Africa.

      Timi Ajiboye, Tomiwa Lasebikan and Ire Aderinokun are the frontliner of Buycoins and other related companies. (you can google the names tho).

      The founding team members are Nigerians, so they understand what we need better unlike some alien companies (other are trying too, but “Abinibi yato si Ability” – Naturality differs from Ability or artificial).

      ·         Ability to Trade on Buycoins

      For years, we depend on using foreign platforms like Binance, Okex, Kukoin, Bitmex etc., to trade cryptocurrency.

      That’s not really a problem. But the problem is “How to Easily Fund the Account”.

      We know a way we use manual peer-to-peer exchange and then send to the foreign trading apps. The stress, the fees and the exuberant interface is a headache to, especially newbies.

      But gladly, we can now Trade easily on Buycoins on the Buycoins Pro app.

      And that’s also a milestone too. Buycoins is one of the first to Nigerian crypto’s company to achieve that. We may totally ditch the foreign apps and use Buycoins Pro to trade easily.

      ·         Zero Transaction Fees

      If you’ve bought or made a transaction on Binance or LUNO or any other platform, you will understand what I mean. I mean the transaction fees on those apps are very high!

      But on Buycoins, transactions are free!

      You only pay the network fees.

      I don’t need to explain too much, sign up for Buycoins and see these features yourself.

      ·         Reliable P2P Trading System

      In cryptocurrency space, you’ll be dealing with 90% of people you don’t know if you want to buy or sell using Peer to Peer (P2P) which you can’t even escape.

      While dealing with these anonymous people, you can be scammed easily. And once you’re scammed, that’s the end.

      It’s unfortunate that, as big as Binance and Okex are, they haven’t curb scamming on their P2P system, which they can’t really because they can’t control the system totally (i.e. they’re decentralized).

      But on Buycoins, you have nothing to worry.

      Most of the buy and sell orders on Buycoins are P2P but you may not notice as everything will be taken care of, for you.

      Cons of Buycoins: What are the Downsides of Buycoins?

      As good as this platform is, we shouldn’t see any downside, right?

      But I’m afraid to remind you that nothing is perfect in this our planet earth.

      So, what are the downside of Buycoins? They are;

      ·         They Still Need to List Some Coins!

      I don’t know the processes behind listing coins on both exchange or trading platforms. But whatever the processes are, I know they’re not easy.

      Maybe that’s why there are not enough coins listed on Buycoins.

      But popular coins like BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, USD Coin and USDT are there. And recently, the likes of DOGE, Chainlink, Cardano, Stellar, Binance Coin are added.

      I know as times goes on, Buycoins will have lot of listed coins like Binance.

      ·         Not all Nigerian Banks are supported

      We have more than 20 banks in Nigeria, but you can only fund or withdraw to less than 10 banks.

      Nigerian Banks available for Deposit and Withdrawal on Buycoins

      1. GT Bank
      2. Kuda Bank
      3. Access Bank
      4. FCMB
      5. ALAT (WEMA Bank)
      6. Abeg App
      7. Fidelity Bank
      8. Diamond Bank (Acquired by Diamond Bank tho)
      9. Zenith Bank

      If you’re not using any of these banks, then you can’t fund or withdraw with Naira. ☹️

      But the good news is that, you can easily join the Abeg App or Kuda Bank easily.

      That’s it about Buycoins.

      Now back to the previous question; is Buycoins the Best in Nigeria; Is it legit or scam?

      Buycoins is the easiest exchange app in Nigeria, it is the best and it is 100% legit!

      If by now you’re interested in using Buycoins, the next question you may want to find answers to is;

      How to Get Started on Buycoins?

      1. Click here to sign up for FREE;
      2. Put a correct email address and click on “continue”;
      3. A verification link will be sent to that email address, to and verify;
      4. Login to your Buycoins account;
      5. Upgrade your account (Click on “Verify Identity”): Add Bank account, BVN and Phone Number;
      6. Set up 2-FA for security sake;
      7. You can now deposit and start using Buycoins!

      Important Notice:

      • First, your BVN is safe; It’s just to verify your information.
      • Make sure you add all your bank accounts (linked with your BVN)
      • Make sure you deposit ONLY from your bank accounts added.
      • If you mistakenly deposit from any other bank, your account will be locked and you’ll need to do another verification to unlock it. Hence, add all your account numbers and only deposit from your added account numbers.
      • You can only withdraw to your added accounts number too (if available for withdrawal).
      • For easily transactions, download and use the mobile apps

      I told you earlier that I will show you how to make money on Buycoins right? Let me fulfil that promise now 😉

      3 Ways to Make Money on Buycoins Africa

      1.      P2P Trading

      You can buy coins at low price and sell at higher price on Buycoins’ P2P trading platform.

      Let’s say you have N100,000 in your bank and the current BTC price is $41,000. You can buy N100k worth of BTC and quickly sell on P2P maybe when BTC hit $42k.

      That’s called swing trade. You might not make big money, but you will definitely see earn few bucks

      2.      Coin Lock

      Aside from quickly buying and selling coins on the P2P platform, you can also earn money by locking your coins for a certain period of time.

      Let’s say you’re saving in Ethereum. Instead of just stacking Ethereum like that, you can lock it and earn money.

      You’ll earn 12% interest of whatever you locked.

      If you locked N100k, 12% interest on it is N12,000!

      3.      Buycoins’ Refer and Earn Program

      This is another sure way to make money on Buycoins, all you have to do is refer your friends to join Buycoins and when do they that, you’ll be paid N1,000 for each person.

      Buycoins - Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria

      If you’re able to refer like 20 people, that’s N20,000 for you.

      NOTE: Those people you referred must complete their sign up, deposit at least N5,000 and trade up to N10,000 on Buycoins before the money can be released to you.

      Conclusion: Buycoins is LEGIT and the Easiest Platform in Nigeria

      So that’s all about Buycoins Review and how to Easily Buy, Sell, Store and Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria.

      If you have any question, kindly use the comment box below. Subscribe and don’t forget to share this with someone, it will take you few seconds (please do that)

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      HOG Furniture Review: Trusted Online Shopping Store?

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      HOG Furniture

      Few weeks ago, I was trying to get a particular office chair for my workspace, then I stumbled on HOG Furniture. Just like you, I was doubting if HOG Furniture is reliable or not; as I’m pretty much familiar with the likes of Jumia and some other shopping stores in Nigeria.

      Finally, I took the risked, placed an order and pay for the office chair.

      But with respect to my experience in online shopping, and with HOG Furniture, is the company really the best online shopping store for furniture or homewares in Nigeria as they claimed?

      I will answer that question right in this blog post.

      But kindly note that this is not a sponsored post and I’m not promoting HOG Furniture. I’m just sharing what I’ve personally experienced.

      Now, let’s start!

      About HOG Furniture

      HOG Furniture website

      HOG Furniture is an online shopping store in Nigeria, primarily dedicated to home and office wares.

      In simple term, the company deal with selling of stuffs like chairs, table, desk, cabinets, wardrobe, rug, carpet etc. And one more thing;

      They also deal with Auctioning, cleaning and maintenance services.

      Benefits of Using HOG Furniture

      • Competitive and Affordable price
      • Fast shipping
      • Fast customer care response
      • Anyone can become a vendor
      • You can refer people and earn money
      • Flexible payment options
      • 7-days refund policy (too low tho)
      • You can get discount
      • etc.

      Is HOG Furniture Legit or Scam?

      HOG Furniture is legit. They are in business since 2009, that’s about 12 years (as at the time of writing this blog post). They have no record of scam.

      If you’ve been scammed by HOG Furniture in one way or another, kindly use the comment box below to share your story with us and we will be glad to publicize it in order to save someone outside there.

      But personally, I have no issue of scam with HOG Furniture.

      How to Buy Stuffs on HOG Furniture

      1. Visit their website: https://hogfurniture.com.ng/
      2. Sign up and complete your profile
      3. Search for, and add your product to Cart
      4. Proceed to Pay
      5. After payment, wait for your items to be delivered to you.

      That’s pretty eazzy, isn’t it?

      But I will advise you to chat with them first before you place order. Before I placed my order, I had to chat with them on WhatsApp to know the shipping process and some other questions.

      ALSO READ: How to Buy and Ship from USA Store to Nigeria

      Now, let’s talk about HOG Furniture if they’re really the best online shopping store for furniture in Nigeria.

      Is HOG Furniture the Best Online Shopping Store in Nigeria?

      Well, I can’t categorically say YES or NO. But to be honest, they’re trying.

      If they’re not the best, they should be among the top 5 in homeware or furniture store in Nigeria (as you know we have the likes of popular sites like Jumia, Konga and Jiji).

      But notwithstanding, below are what I experienced with HOG Furniture;

      Pros of HOG Furniture

      1.      Good Customer Care Support:

      I ask questions a lot, especially if we’re dealing for the first time. The response rate of the support team is fast. And you have a flexible way of chatting with them, which is through “WhatsApp”.

      They also follow up by calling you.

      2.      Affordable Shipping Fee:

      Their shipping fee is not expensive, but I won’t tell you how much they charge as the fee is not fixed, it varies with respect to how heavy your item is, and how far your location is.

      SO, I’ll advise you to talk to the customer care rep to know your standing here.

      3.      Fast Delivery

      This is what I really like the most of all the reasons why I like HOG furniture.

      Let me confess this;

      Before I ordered for my office chair on HOG Furniture, I have earlier ordered for the same chair on Jumia, I waited for about 11 days for it to be delivered. Unfortunately, Jumia cancelled the order without any reason given.

      I mean, after waiting for 11 days!

      Well, I went to HOG Furniture, placed order for the same office chair and after 4 days, I got my chair!

      4.      Large Inventory of Items

      You have thousands of items available for you.

      Okay, let’s me also talk about the downside which I hate;

      Cons of HOG Furniture

      1.      Bad Delivery Handling

      This really got me annoyed.

      I expected HOG Furniture to be able to handle Delivery without stressing the customer (just like how Jumia and co does).

      The day when they told me the items will be delivered to me elapsed without getting the item, that doesn’t annoy as I believe maybe something happened. So, I was expecting it another day.

      Then suddenly one day, a man called me, telling me to come “immediately now” for my package because he’s going out.

      And I was in the middle of an important meeting when he called.

      He should have informed me in the morning before he got to my place. Well, I left the meeting and rushed to pick the items and I thought 30 minutes will be okay for me to take leave and return to the meeting later.

      After getting to the pickup destination, the man asked me to pay for delivery before I pick the item.

      I’ve paid for everything including the delivery fee, why do I need to pay again?

      I had to call HOG Furniture to sort it out.

      They delayed me for more than an hour there, before HOG Furniture send the delivery money to the driver.

      Imagine what I lose that day because of poor delivery handling by HOG Furniture.

      They should have:

      • Inform me earlier before the delivery agent got to my place
      • They should have paid the delivery fee and not waste my time with that.

      I don’t know why they can entrust package worth N85,000 to a driver and can not entrust him with just N5,000 for delivery.

      HOG furniture needs to fix this!

      2.      Incomplete Package

      Buying an office chair from HOG Furniture was not my first-time buying office chair. And I know what must be included in the package.

      Maybe it was a mistake or intentional, I didn’t receive the Manual to install the chair, L and key screwdriver to assemble and tighten the chair.

      With these two important items missing, I got annoyed too.

      But they later send some DIY videos to replace manual, but I have to look for the “scarce” L and Key screwdriver myself.

      HOG Furniture needs to be sure they package the complete items together before sending it out for shipping.

      3.      Low ratings on products

      You know rating is very important, that will help you make decision judiciously. But the products on HOG Furniture website has very low rating, and that may confuse you on knowing a trusted merchant or a scammer.

      Maybe this is not HOG Furniture’s fault. Most people don’t care about dropping review unless the product come short of their expectation.

      BUT they should try and get ratings and reviews, it builds trust!

      So, Is HOG Furniture the Best in Nigeria When it comes to Furniture?

      With the personal experience I shared above, I can’t really say.

      And don’t be discourage, HOG Furniture is legit and their delivery is very fast. They just annoyed me slightly with the poor delivery handling stuff.

      If you want to buy any item on HOG, go ahead.

      If I were to rate them, I will give them 7/10. They should work on getting better.

      In the future, I will still buy item(s) from HOG Furniture and see if they’ve improved or not; by then, I’ll update this blog post with my experience.

      So here you go, HOG Furniture is still one of the top 5 online stores for Furniture in Nigeria!

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      Heroshe Review: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

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      Heroshe Review - Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

      Do you want to know if Heroshe is affordable, legit or scam?

      Or maybe you want to know how you can buy (items) and ship from USA to Nigeria with ease using Heroshe to bridge the gap, then this blog post is for you.

      Before we go into the review and how to buy/ship from USA to Nigeria, kindly note that I’m writing not from “mere” perspective or online reviews. But I’m writing out of my personal shopping experience from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe.

      Heroshe, Heroshe… If this is your first time hearing that name, you may be wondering if it’s a name of person or company. And if it’s a company’s name, what to do they do in particular?

      Okay, I got you! Let me use this opportunity introduce you to Heroshe;

      About Heroshe

      Heroshe is a logistics company that helps in procurement and shipping of items from USA to Nigeria.

      To break it down, Heroshe can help you buy items from any USA stores like eBay, Amazon etc., and help you get the purchased items to Nigeria (Lagos state warehouse or your immediate city).

      Heroshe - Get USA Address in Nigeria

      If you have had trouble getting some items from USA before, Heroshe promises to make your next shipping a good and worthy experience.

      Benefits of Using Heroshe

      • Free USA address where to can use as delivery address on any store
      • Free $2 or N1,000 when you sign up
      • Fast shipping
      • Affordable shipping
      • Good tracking system
      • Back-to-Back follow-up via email

      But is Heroshe Scam or Legit?

      Without mincing a word, Heroshe is legit!

      Hey… hey, you’re thinking that the answer should be “maybe” just like other reviews about Heroshe says. I’m not going to follow that trend, I’ll just say the truth because I’ve used tested Heroshe and I now trust them.

      This is not a sponsored post, but speaking from my experience with them.

      Before I start using Heroshe, I have tried different logistics companies to help me procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but in one way or another, I regret because they lack something, which Heroshe doesn’t.

      If you’re thinking of using Heroshe for your next shipping from USA to Nigeria and you don’t know how, I highlight 11 simple steps to use Heroshe; either for the Buy for Me service, Ship for me service or BOTH. But now, let’s talk about why think Heroshe is the best so far;

      Heroshe Review: features that make Heroshe Stands Out?

      When I compare Heroshe with other companies have used or tried to use, I found out the Heroshe is best and here is why;

      1.      UI/UX: Clean and Easy to Navigate Website

      Heroshe’s website is clean, easy to navigate and very responsive.

      Unlike a logistics website I visited, they are showing desktop view on mobile, which is annoying. Imagine how you will need to use you fingers to enlarge before you can see the texts on the website.

      And some websites have annoying pop ups.

      While another has lot of information squeezed on the homepage (and in smaller font sizes).

      On Heroshe’s, you won’t miss your way as everything on their website are perfectly worded and arranged. No long text or confusing pages. The website is just straight forward.

      2.      Live Chat Support

      I’m a kind of someone who ask questions a lot and my curiosity must be satisfied before I proceed on doing something.

      Some companies use email or phone call for their customer support service but they forget to realize that live chat option is very powerful!

      Heroshe got a win here.

      I’m not guaranteeing that you will get quick response like within 5 minutes because the time zone of the available customer care or sales rep may be different from yours, but I know they replies as soon as possible.

      3.      Responsive Customer Care Service

      I was eventually thinking of using ShopToMyDoor (ShipToNaija) to procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but to be honest, their customer care service is horrible.

      I don’t know maybe they thought I was joking or not serious, but they snubbed me for weeks even though I was chatting with them on WhatsApp (as that’s their official place to converse with customer).

      The snubbing hit me hard to be sincere.

      I immediate get to Heroshe, asked my questions on Live Chat and I receive responses which was onboarded till I finally agree to go with Heroshe.

      For customer care service, Heroshe is your best plug if you need a company to help you buy and ship from USA to Nigeria.

      4.      Affordable Shipping Fee

      When I say affordable, I don’t mean Heroshe is the “cheapest” but their price is reasonable.

      And that raise the question;

      How much does Heroshe Charge for Shipping?

      Heroshe charge $2 (or its equivalent in NAIRA) per Lbs. to ship from USA to in Nigeria.

      But that’s just shipping fee from their USA warehouse to Nigeria warehouse which is in Lagos state. If you reside in Lagos, you can visit Heroshe warehouse to pick up your items for FREE.

      If you’re not in Lagos state and you want to pick your items in your town or city, you will pay additional $10 for that. And your items will be waybill from Lagos to your place (either Ekiti or Kaduna).

      But note that the $2 shipping fee from USA to Nigeria is not fixed as some items may attract additional fee (They’ll let you know if you need to pay more).

      How many days does Heroshe Shipping takes?

      According to Heroshe, it will take 8-14 days after items has been delivered to their USA warehouse and your shipping payment.

      But hey, it’s not so!

      My items got to their USA’s warehouse on June 28th and I pay for the shipping on the same day but received them on July 22nd. Well, that’s about 24 days.

      Well, I don’t know the reason why it was like that, but I can guess maybe weekends and holidays are not included in their “8-14 days”.

      But anyways, I got my items intact 👌

      Now, the last reason feature;

      5.      Flexible Payment Options

      If you want to pay for your items and shipping fee with your ATM card, you can easily do that on Heroshe’s website using the Paystack payment gateway.

      You can also pay using PayPal which is a great deal for people like me.

      Note that you can’t pay for your items on Amazon directly with PayPal, but if you use “Heroshe: Buy for Me” service, you’ll just pay Heroshe with PayPal and they’ll help you sort it out.

      Which one is “Heroshe: Buy for Me”? okay, let’s talk about it

      Heroshe Services

      Kindly note that Heroshe offers two different services which you need to be aware of, they are;

      1. Heroshe: Buy for Me
      2. Heroshe: Ship for Me

      Although the services are self-explanatory, but let me say something about them just in case you need clarification.

      ·         Heroshe: Buy for Me

      Let’s say your card is declined when you tried to checkout or complete payment on any USA store (which happens), or you want to pay using other method such as PayPal, you can use the Heroshe “Buy for Me” service and Heroshe will help you procure the items on your behalf.

      You will send the money to them, they’ll help you buy the items.

      How much do Heroshe charge for procurement or “Buy for me” service?

      Heroshe charge 20% of whatever you’re paying for the items.

      Let’s say the total item you want to buy cost $200, you’ll pay them additional 20% of $200 which is $40. Which mean, you’ll pay the total of $240.

      Or let’s say you’re dealing with Naira, your total items cost N100,000, you’ll pay additional N20,000 (20% of 100k), and that totaled to N120,000.

      Pretty cool for me tho.

      Contact the customer care rep before you use this service, because in my own case, it was slightly different.

      ·         Heroshe: Ship for Me

      This is another service which you’ll need to pay for.

      They’ll help you ship your items from USA to Nigeria and it cost $5 per pound or $5 per 0.545Kg.

      heroshe pricing

      Kindly note that Heroshe round up number(s) to the nearest whole number. For instance, 6.3kg will be 7kg, 12.7kg will be 13kg and so on.

      Also note that the shipping fee you’re paying cover VAT, Custom duties, clearing fees and taxes.

      Which to me it’s affordable.

      After your package is delivered to Nigeria, you can go and pick it up for free in Lagos or pay additional $10 for Home (Door to door delivery).

      Now, let’s talk about how to get your items from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe!

      Heroshe: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

      1. Sign up here: https://myheroshe.com/Auth/Signup

      (Note: You can sign up with Google, it’s very fast and easy).

      1. Verify your account; you’ll receive an email from Heroshe to this effect
      2. After verifying your account, sign in to your dashboard or click here: https://myheroshe.com/auth/signin
      3. Update your personal data: Go to “Settings” >> “Profile”
      4. Then enter your house address: Go to “Settings” >> “Delivery Address”

      (You have a USA address when you sign up successfully, all you have to do is copy the address and save it somewhere)

      1. Buy your items:

      Go to any USA store you like, such as Amazon and sign up (or login), then on your profile settings, change the address to the one on your Heroshe dashboard.

      Note: You need to use your REAL name on the USA store, only the address will change to the one given to you by Heroshe.

      After you’ve bought your items and pay, the store will send those items to your USA address (Heroshe warehouse in USA) and you’ll follow up with the tracking ID and your dashboard.

      1. If you can’t pay for the items on the USA store, use Heroshe Buy for Me service

      Note that, you’ll pay additional 20% of what you’re buying as explained above.

      (NOTE: Contact the customer care rep before you use this service)

      1. Be patient for the USA store

      After placing your order(s) successfully on the USA store (let’s say AMAZON.com), you will have to wait till they deliver the items to Heroshe warehouse.

      You can track the items using the tracking ID giving to you. (In my own case, I didn’t track)

      1. Verify if the items reach Heroshe

      Go to your Heroshe dashboard after 48hrs of placing the order on the USA store, click on “Shipment” to see the items you ordered for, are there. If they’re there, go to the next step;

      1. Pay for your shipping;

      Heroshe will help you calculate the weight and cost, then you’ll pay for the shipping.

      To pay, go to Heroshe Dashboard, then to “Wallet”, click on “Add money” to pay with your ATM card (powered by Paystack), or with PayPal.

      After you pay for the shipping, Heroshe will send an invoice to you immediately which you’ll see in the email address registered with Heroshe.

      1. Start counting days;

      Wait for your items to be shipped to Nigeria and pick it up at Heroshe Lagos warehouse for FREE or, if you’re not in Lagos, don’t forget to pay for additional $10 (Home delivery) while paying for the shipping (at Number 8).

      1. If you pay for home delivery, someone (which can be DHL or FedEx agent) will call you when you item get to your area (town or city). Go and pick it up
      2. Happy shopping!!!

      So, that’s simply the steps to Buy and Ship form USA to Nigeria using Heroshe.

      Other things You Need to Know About Heroshe

      Heroshe is against fraud.

      So, if you’re thinking of scamming someone maybe by luring someone to use his/her credit card to buy items in a USA store for you, and Heroshe will ship to you here in Nigeria, then you’ve got the wrong idea as you’ll be arrested.

      So, that’s all about Heroshe and its Review

      Will you try Heroshe on your next shopping? If yes, then you’ve made a wise decision.

      And if No, can you tell me if there’s any other company better than Heroshe. Use the comment box to share the company with us and we’ll check it out.

      If you have used Heroshe, kindly share your experience with us using the comment box. And don’t worry, you can share your negative experience too, it might help someone.

      If you need more information, kindly check out Heroshe.com, check the about page, contact page, FAQs and if you still need help, use the live chat to contact them.

      REMEMBER: This post is not sponsored by Heroshe or used to promote Heroshe, but this blog post is as a result of the service I enjoyed from Heroshe.

      Do you know that one of your friends or family members and even someone you don’t know may want to buy and ship items from USA to Nigeria but stuck on how to start or which company to use?

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