CHANGING THE NARRATIVE OF AFRICAN MUSIC WITH MIDEM

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If you’re passionate about positive change in the African music industry, then you want to be at the Lagos edition of Midem African Forum on Monday, April 15th, 2019.

Midem is a global music community, which aims at assisting music professionals, encouraging business development and discovering new talent around the world. One way Midem strives to achieve their goal is via their annual African forum where industry professionals access business trade shows, industry-focused conferences, networking events and live music. In the last 2 years they have grown the African market within the global music ecosystem by 6% with our carefully curated Nigerian Afrobeats Panels, Pavilions, Showcases, and the African Roadshow. With 85 Countries represented and 35 national pavilions, Midem serves the global music community.

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The Lagos edition of the Midem African Forum will focus on the way forward for the African music industry, as it continues to grow around the world. This initiative aims to strengthen the exchange between national and international executives and sectors in order to facilitate the structuring of high-potential markets.

This year, the African Forum is adding two impactful panels and a keynote speech, in addition to a press conference and showcase at the New African Shrine. This year’s speakers include Thibaut Mullings, Tosin Sorinola, Oye Akindeide, Bizzle Osikoya, Chidi Okeke, Kelvin Orifa, Wale Davies, Yemisi Falaye, Michael Ugwu, Laverne Thomas, and Waje.

Panel 1:  Changing the narrative of African Music on the global stage. Are there any labels set up to deliver 360 deals? And are 360 deals still relevant with the evolution of independent artists and labels in Africa.

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Panel 2: Charting a course for the African digital market. The importance of data in applying new tools and perspectives for music in a digital world.

Midem guests and music industry stakeholders will also enjoy performances by Moeazy, Martin Feelz, Brenda Adigwe, Ceeboi, Akin Brown, and Kafayat Quadry.

The Lagos edition of the African Forum will be held on Monday, 15th April, 2019, at Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA Ikeja by 10am to 5pm for the press conference and showcase will follow at the New African Shrine from 7pm, where guests will be welcomed by Princess Adesuwa Obaseki-Odiawa.

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