The first Edition of Music Week Africa; Business Day happened today 8th December, 2016 at The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lagos Island.
The theme for this event is “The Role of the Music Industry in Revitalising the Economy: Jobs, Money and Opportunities. The topic for the first session was on the opportunities in music licensing and publishing industries in partnership with 5ive Music Group. The panel critically analysed the challenges, trends and potential inherent in the recording music industry seeing as Nigerian content creators continue to lead the rest of the continent in terms of supply. PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasted that consumer spending on recorded music revenues would hit $43 million and $19million for Nigeria and Kenya respectively in 2015.
Presentation was done by Chinedu Chukwuji of COSON.
Moderator- Ibukun ‘Aibee’ Abidoye, General Manager, 5ive music.
The panellists include; Toyosi Alabi – Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP. Sandra Oyewole – Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP. Mr Michael Ugwu – General Manager, Sony Music West Africa. Andi Daze – Partner, D&D Partners. Adia Sowho – Director of Digital Business, Etisalat. Sam Oyemelukwe – Head of Anglophone Africa, Trace Tv.
The topic for the second session was Music and Brands, in partnership with BBG Media. The panelists for the second session examined and explored the trends, insights and the interface between music industry practitioners and corporate brands and how their engagements help to drive job creation, revenue and other economic opportunities.
Moderator: Toni Kan, Head of Corporate Communications, Ntel.
The panelists include; D Banj – Founder DKM Media. Obi Asika – Founder, Cabal Entertainment. Kelvin Orifa – Segment Manager, MTN. Steve Babaeko – CEO, X3M Ideas. Craig Van Niekerk – Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard Nigeria. Munachiso Ejiofor – Client Servies Director, BrandFootprints Nigeria. Norden Thurston – Head of Marketing, Pepsi Nigeria.
Pictures from the event Below!