Speakers, Panelists named for Africa Music Business Summit 2018

A renowned South African music superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, among other known African and international music intellects, have been scheduled to speak at the annual Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) for AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 scheduled for Thursday, November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.

Chaka Chaka is expected to deliver a panel paper on the topic “Africa as a Brand: The Role of Music and Culture”,

In a press release by Adetayo Adesokan, Media Officer for AFRIMA, Chaka Chaka expressed gratitude to AFRIMA for the great opportunity.

“I am happy to show my support for the AFRIMA Awards in Ghana. I always say that I am an African first and we need to support one another,” She commented.

The paper presentation for the second session will be done by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Cultural Diplomacy Expert, Damien Pwono, who was recently appointed Secretary General of the International Music Council at UNESCO in Paris, on the topic “Building Sustainable Partnerships in the Music Ecosystem”.

AMBS is a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, arts, entertainment, and financial sectors of Africa.

The summit is under the theme: “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”, and seeks to create an engaging environment for discussions on how the potentials present in the continent’s music industry can be fully harness for socio-economic gains.

In attendance will be stakeholders in the Arts, Culture and entertainment sectors including; music artiste/songwriters, music producers, record label owners, owners of publishing/entertainment companies, associations of music professional, policymakers in the art and culture sector, lawyers, journalist, students and many more.

Some panelists for the Summit include: music artiste and member of Ugandan Parliament, Bobi Wine; Nat Kwabena Anokye-Adisi also known as Bola Ray (CEO, Excellence in Broadcasting, EIB, Network Ghana); President, Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA Bice Osei Kuffour; Gervais Hugues Ondaye (Cultural Operator & General Director of the International Festival of Traditional Music (FESPAM), Congo Brazzaville); Kenny Ogungbe (Music producer, Record Label owner, television host & Media Owner); Betty G (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee); and Hamza El Fadly (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee). Gaz Mawete (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee); DJ Van (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee); Daphne (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee) and Rab Bakari (Producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent).

Source: Ophelia Allotey

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