All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), has scheduled a stakeholders’ conference in Uganda on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda.
According to the organisers, the stakeholders’ conference will feature panelists from the Continental Secretariat of AFRIMA and the Eastern Africa region of AFRIMA, including the AFRIMA Project Director, Adenrele Niyi, AFRIMA Jury member from Eastern Africa, Kawesa Richard, Regional Director, East Africa and Co- Producer, Mike Strano, 2014 AFRIMA Winner, Best Reggae/Dance Hall Artiste/Group, Radio and weasel, among others.
The Kampala conference is expected to bring together media executives, artists, record label
owners, artists’ managers, music entrepreneurs, music enthusiasts and relevant government officials to discuss strategies and actions needed to facilitate a better involvement of stakeholders form Eastern Africa in AFRIMA.
The AFRIMA team is also expected to speak on the 2015 AFRIMA Entry Submission which opens on May 18, 2015 and other build up events towards 2015 AFRIMA ceremony coming up later in November, 2015.
Prior to its stakeholders’ conference, AFRIMA will be partnering with Uganda’s Music Industry, at its Annual Music Industry Conference, The MIC, a day earlier.
The MIC has the theme: “The Social, Economic and Political Impact of Music,” and it will be holding tomorrow.
The Project Director of AFRIMA, Ms. Adenrele Niyi is expected to speak on the topic: What did
Nigeria do to dominate African music business?
Mr. Mike Dada, the Executive Producer of AFRIMA said that “AFRIMA is more than just an award ceremony but also interested in capacity building of music entrepreneurs and artistes as a tool for the economic growth of music industry in Africa. We are glad for this collaboration and I promise that AFRIMA will be beamed live in Uganda.”
The Music Industry Conference is an annual dialogue through which musicians, businesses using music, development partners and government broaden their perspective of music as a development tool while reviewing bottlenecks and adopting best practice in music business.
According to BANKABLE Society of Uganda, “We do hope that our partnership with AFRIMA Awards will strengthen the Ugandan Music Industry while we look forward to consistently organising this Annual
Music Industry Conference in Uganda. [myad]