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Making $$ from YouTube: Is it really possible for upcoming artists?

Do you know how much your favourite East African artists make (or stand to make) from YouTube. Take a look (based on their official YouTube channels):

  • H_art the Band – $134
  • Nameless – $385
  • Khaligraph Jones – $388
  • Sauti Sol – $1,215
  • Ali Kiba – $1,356
  • Diamond Platnumz – $22,710

I know sometimes its unfair to compare, but let’s take a look at Nigerian artist’s monetization potential:

  • Tiwa Savage – $3,338
  • Yemi Alade – $7,816
  • Runtown – $10,310
  • Wizkid – $19,600
  • Davido – $20,620

For good measure, we’ll now look at some international pop-stars monetization potential:

  • Nicki Minaj – $89,400
  • The Weeknd – $207,930
  • Ariana Grande – $233,660
  • Taylor Swift – $258,720
  • Justin Bieber – $351,240

Well, just to put things in perspective, you have to realiza that Justin Bieber has a total of 15 billion views and 30 million subscribers to his channel. Just goes to show you it takes a WHOLE lot to make a decent amount from Google (owners of YouTube) every month.

Still, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Do you want to know how YouTube monetization works? Here’s a helpful link (offsite) http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/youtube/youtube-musicians-made/

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