Music camps have become increasingly popular in Nigeria and around the world in recent years. These camps offer a unique opportunity for music artists to come together and collaborate on new music, learn from experienced professionals, and hone their skills in a supportive environment.
African Valuables Collectives in conjunction with Cassava Network held their first ever NFT Music Camp on the 12th-16th of April, 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria which aimed to develop and empower emerging talent in the African music industry, providing them with tools, knowledge and network they need to succeed in an evolving industry.
One of the biggest advantages of music camps is the collaborative nature of the experience. Artists from different backgrounds and genres come together to create new music, often resulting in unique and innovative sounds. This collaboration can lead to new opportunities for the artists involved, such as collaborations on future projects or exposure to new audiences.
The music camp saw artists like Teni, Tomi Agape, and emerging artists like Shun Breezy from Nigeria and Khanyisa and Raspy from South Africa. Producers like LeriQ, Telz, Ucee, and Duppy from South Africa came together at a private beach at Ilashe Lagos to collaborate on music and future projects.
In an emerging technological ecosystem, African Valuable Collective (AVC) was established to enable the world to come and understand the interject between African music and the web 3 space. Cairon Clarke, Chief Operating Officer AVC said the purpose for the music camp was to bring together significant names coming out of Africa with predominant names from Nigeria and artists and producers from South Africa with their Amapiano style.
“We are looking to get these talents together to blend that fusion together while creating albums, extended play with some of the producers like LeriQ and Tels who have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry.” Clarke said.
In Nigeria, music camps have played a significant role in the development of the country’s music industry. Many of Nigeria’s top artists, including Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy, have attended music camps at various stages of their careers. These camps have provided them with the opportunity to network with other artists and industry professionals, as well as to learn new techniques and styles of music.
The music camps also provided a supportive environment for artists to experiment with their craft which helped both artists and producers present develop their skills and gain a better understanding of the music industry as a whole.
Music camps have also had a positive impact on the music industry as a whole. By bringing together artists from different backgrounds and genres, these camps have helped to break down barriers and promote diversity in music. This has led to a more vibrant and dynamic music scene in Nigeria and around the world.
Overall, music camps have become an essential part of the music industry in Nigeria and globally. They provide a unique opportunity for artists to collaborate, learn, and grow in a supportive environment. As the industry continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more artists attending music camps and benefiting from the many advantages they offer.