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Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition attracts brain power with exceptional line up of speakers

The premium South African music conference sweeps into town next month and not only does it boast star wattage with the performers scheduled to take to the stage, but the brain power of speakers they have attracted is outstanding.

Ranging from artists to industry experts and journalists, the speakers from as far afield as France, USA, Germany, Reunion Island, Mauritius, Nigeria, Mozambique, Morocco and Uganda will help unpack some of the most burning issues that affect the greater music family. The seminars and think-tanks will be facilitated by experts with a deep understanding of the industry.

Come and learn at the master’s feet as pearls of wisdom are passed around by those with years of experience and decision makers who are shaping the music industry.

Moshito ambassador Julian Bahula shares on how they kept the legacy of Nelson Mandela alive when they were in exile, this is especially poignant this year as the country marks the centennial celebration of the statesman. Journalist Sam Mathe joins him in the discussion.

Industry expert Nick Matzukis facilitates the discussions about entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital space. The panellists will include record company executive Pheko Kgengoe, artist and brand manager Jay Stash, University of Johannesburg Masters Graduate Nontokonzo Mokena, artist and businessman Slikour from Slikour on Life, Warrick Percy of CAPPASSO and Ali Chivatsi Dennis from Digital Lab Africa.

Looking at radio in Africa will be speakers from Radio Nova in France, Another Planet WBAI/Pacifica Radio from USA and 702 and Kaya FM from South Africa.

To help aspirant musicians ace their demo, then Let Your Music Speak: Demo Presentations powered by MTV Base and BET is not to be missed. It will feature Gabriella Abrahamse from Channel O, Lowena Waries from Multichoice, Samo from Trace TV and from Viacom International Media Networks Africa representing MTV Base and BET Music Programmer Tebogo Seema and Music Scheduler Sibusiso Khanyi will facilitate the competition.

Commented Vice President for Youth, Music and BET, Monde Twala: “Opening up the industry is a fundamental importance for Viacom International Media Networks Africa, a home for music entertainment brands such as MTV Base, MTV and BET which are platforms for musical talent to showcase their abilities to the globe.  This is an amazing opportunity to elevate and support African talent.”

Don’t miss a chance to network with shape shifters such as Christoph Borkowsky the President of WOMEX in Germany, Stephan Rezannah from MOMIX in Mauritius, Sijuade Adedokun from Cream Entertainment in Nigeria, Adv Nkateko Maluleke from SAMRO in South Africa and Monde Twala from MTV/BET in SA.

Following the money trail and discussing where the cash goes are the likes of Nothando Migogo of SAMRO, Dodo Monamodi of SAMPRA and Adv Nhlanhla Sibisi from RiSA.

It’s time for Africa and unlocking the economic value of African music is a discussion that will have thinkers like Didier Awadi of Canal +TV from Senegal and Dr Sipho Sithole from Afrocentric Agency in SA.

Moshito promises to be jam packed with valuable discussions that will empower, impact and inform both industry players and aspirant talent.

Tickets for Moshito are available at Computicket from R200.

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