By Samuel Opio
Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine 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.
The annual AFRICA MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT at the AFRIMA is a panel discussion and a masterclass platform to interrogate, strategize and charting ways for the African talents and business of music in Africa. It is a platform for business networking and interaction among key players in the industry.
“Leveraging the various opportunities available to African music stakeholders in a Global Village” will be the core discussion at the upcoming summit.
The Summit is part of the line-up activities for AFRIMA, slated for November 21-24 and expected participants include African Artistes, Music Professionals, Music Executives, Policy Makers and Government Officials, African Union Officials, Publishing Companies, Record Label Owners, Finance Sector, Music Associations, Arts and Culture Gurus, Media Owners and Executives and other Stakeholders in the African music.
Some panelists for the Summit include: renowned South African music superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 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).