The West and East Africa Head of independent digital music distribution company ‘TuneCore’, Chioma Onuchukwu, will be speaking on Monday 21st June 2021 at the maiden edition of the ‘Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ‘National Music Summit’ in Accra. The marketing expert will be bringing a ‘wealth of experience’ in digital music distribution and publishing administration. She will be joined by other industry professionals at the event. The National Music Summit is a Vodafone Ghana Music Awards initiative and part of this year’s celebration.
According to the Head of Communications and Public Events at CharterHouse Robert Klah, the inclusion of international experts on the V.G.M.A National Music Summit was to provide an international perspective on selected issues bothering the music industry in Ghana. “These people have in-depth knowledge on the subject matter. They will also bring an international perspective on the issues. The fact is, the Ghana Music industry is still struggling, but these technologies in music are working elsewhere, so what can we learn from other countries so we can improve and advance the music agenda?”, he explained.
The West and East Africa Boss for TuneCore Chioma Onuchukwu, earlier on at the launch of TuneCore in Africa this year, shared her joy in helping African musicians achieve maximum benefits from the craft. “I am elated to be joining a renowned, independent music distribution powerhouse, especially in an incredible era for music creators in Africa at a time when we are gaining global recognition and increasing momentum. I look forward to collaborating with and supporting local artists.”
Chioma Onuchukwu is based in Nigeria and oversees countries in West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. She also looks after Tanzania and Ethiopia in East Africa. Before joining TuneCore, Onuchukwu was the Marketing Manager at ‘uduX Music’; a music streaming platform in Nigeria. There she worked directly with popular African artists such as Davido, Yemi Alade, Patoranking, Kizz Daniels and more.
Other speakers at the National Music Summit are renowned Highlife musician Rex Omar who is also the Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), musician Trigmatic, Kiki Banson – Chief Executive Officer of EKB Records, Munyaradzi Chanetsa – A & R Manager from ‘Sony’ South Africa, Juan Gomez – Head of African Content and Creation from Pandora Media, the President of GHAMRO Abraham Adjetey and the Chief Executive Officer of Aftown Music Jefferson Seneadza.
By Jerry Wonder