The 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has been scheduled to hold on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tagged “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.
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.
Others include: 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.
National President, (PMAN), Dr. Obi Okwudili Casmir, 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.”
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.