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AFRIMA 2016 Lai Mohammed, Tony Okoroji, Sound Sultan discuss the future of African music

The information minister alongside a panel made up of major stakeholders in the music industry got together to discuss copyright, piracy and distribution.

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Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said it's time the music industry comes together with the police and a special task force to tackle piracy.

The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture made this statement today, November 4 at the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Africa music business roundtable.

The minister alongside a panel made up of major stakeholders in the music industry got together at Eko Hotel, Lagos to discuss the future of the music industry in Nigeria as well as collaborations in Africa.

AFRIMA Music Business Roundtable play

AFRIMA Music Business Roundtable

 

The panel at the round table was made up of the likes of Yeni Kuti; founder Felabration, Tony Okoroji; Copyright Society of Nigeria, Nachilala Nkombo; Director of the ONE campaign in Africa, Rikki Stein; Fela Kuti’s former manager, Sandra Oyewole; a partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP, Nigeria, Oye Akideinde, General Manager, Mobile Apps. TECNO, Kenny Ogungbe, CEO Kennis Music and Kelvin Orifa, Segment Manager, MTN Nigeria.

AFRIMA Music Business Roundtable play

AFRIMA Music Business Roundtable

AFRIMA Music Business Roundtable play

AFRIMA Music Business Roundtable

 

The panel addressed several issues in the industry including copyright, piracy and distribution.

AFRIMA 2016 is set to hold on Sunday November 6 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The hosts of the ceremony are drawn from three majorly spoken languages in Africa; English, French and Arabic. They are Ahmed Soultan (Morocco); Bonang Matheba (South Africa); and Ika Jang (Congo).

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