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6TH AFRIMA: Sipho Dlamini, Sarah Boulos, Yoel Kenan, Adebisi A. Adedeji, Udochi Muogilim, Obi Okwudili Casmir, Eric Bally, and Others to Speak at the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS)

It will be a gathering of African and International music Intellects, professionals and enthusiasts at the annual Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) organized as part of lined-up events in celebration of the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA slated for Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 8:30a.m to 4:30p.m, where discussions on the music business in Africa will be brought to bare.

Discussions will be centered around the topic ‘Music Business in Africa: Connecting Borderless Talents’.  

A cross-section of leading minds from around the world will connect and interact on global musical issues and topic of trends in the music and culture industry while creating a platform for engaging and networking in an atmosphere where potentials present in the African music industry and ways to harness its socio-economic gains is critically analysed.

On the panel of discussion are some of Africa’s seasoned and accomplished men and women. They include; Sipho Dlamini, who is the Managing Director at Universal Music, South Africa. Sarah Boulos, Chairperson, Society for the Performing Arts, Nigeria. Dr. Obi Okwudili Casmir, President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). Seidu Idrissu, West Africa Agents, Sheer Publishing Africa, Ghana.

In addition, Adebisi A. Adedeji, Deputy Director, Development Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Udochi Muogilim, the Lead Partner, Price Water House Coopers (PwC); Yoel Kenan, who is the Chief Executive Officer, Africori in South Africa; and Eric Bally, Associate Producer of the biggest touring company in Europe, YUMA Production.

African music artiste who will be joining the panelist to share their experience from the music perspective include; Salatiel, Ace Producer/Founder of Alpha Beta Records and 6th AFRIMA Nominee from Cameroon; DJ Moh Green, International DJ/ Producer and 6th AFRIMA Nominee from Algeria, and Kanvee Adams, renowned music artiste and 6th AFRIMA Nominee from Liberia.

Dr. Obi Okwudili Casmir, popularly known as Voombastic Uncle P, National President, (PMAN) who expressed his expectations at the summit said, “I feel honoured to be a guest panelist at the Africa Music Business Summit of the 6th AFRIMA. I will be speaking on the topic, “Music Business as relates to the GDP of Nigeria. I will shed light on how music business can be of great benefit to our nation. I’ve been a professional in the music industry with over twenty-five years of experience. I welcome the rest of the world to join us in Lagos, Nigeria. Come and feel African culture in stylish pattern”.

Also sharing his excitement, Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director, Universal Music Group, South Africa added “In relation to the theme of the summit, I will shed light on current distribution opportunities in Africa and what the future may look like. As a professional with over twenty years of experience in the music business, from Europe, to the Middle East and Africa, I hope to share some insight that will bring value to your career and your role within the business”.

Participants will get the opportunity to engage in robust conversations on the economic viability and corporate benefits of the African music and arts industry. Participants will include music artiste/songwriters, music producers, record label owners, owners of publishing/entertainment companies, associations of music professionals, policymakers in the art and culture sector, lawyers, journalists, students and many more.

Coordinating the panels is Cameroonian French-speaking Media Personality, Pamela Happi alongside Munya Chanetsa who is Head of Licensing & New Business of Composer, Authors & Publishers, South Africa.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93.Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism.He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002.Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013).He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers.He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor.Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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