Radio girl, Fola Folayan, launched the website for her pet project #DearArtiste, www.dearartiste.com. The website which is dedicated solely to upcoming artistes will feature songs and videos of unsigned and upcoming artistes, articles on music business and other music related issues.
In a statement released by her publicist, Fola said "The website idea came out when I saw the need for upcoming artistes in Nigeria to have an avenue where they can learn the basics about breaking into the industry and a platform where they can showcase what they have. So many Nigerian music sites are focused on music downloads and reviews, event coverage and entertainment gossip. But #DearArtiste website is different. The focus here is promoting unsigned and unknown artistes, making their songs and videos available and most importantly, the articles are written to educate, inform and inspire them".
She further said, "I personally got upset when I see so many confused and disillusioned young talents who have no one to encourage and point them towards the right track. But through the articles on d site, my consulting sessions on twitter, I have found a way to reach them".
#DearArtiste is a pet project of accomplished broadcaster with 99.3 Naija Info FM with the goal of guiding, encouraging and projecting upcoming musicians, build their careers and becoming better musicians.