Keynote Speakers

Manthe Ribane

Manthe Ribane

Graphic Designer, Dancer and Performer (South Africa)

Dr. Sipho Sithole

Dr. Sipho Sithole

Producer / Founder: Native Rhythms Records (South Africa)

Christine Semba

Christine Semba

Director: Piranha Arts (WOMEX)

Speakers and Panelists

Zanele Mbokazi

Zanele Mbokazi

Founder: Crown Gospel Awards (South Africa)

Manthe Ribane

Manthe Ribane

Graphic Designer, Dancer and Performer (South Africa)

Harriet Gavshon

Harriet Gavshon

Executive Producer: MTV Shuga (South Africa)

Nhlanhla Khumalo

Nhlanhla Khumalo

Head Lecturer: Soul Candi Institute Of Music (South Africa)

Amageza Amahle

Amageza Amahle

Musicians (South Africa)

Kim Matthews

Kim Matthews

CEO: Durban Music School (South Africa)

Mpumi Phillips

Mpumi Phillips

Music Supervisor: Rhythm City (South Africa)

Monde Twala

Monde Twala

Vice President: BET, Youth & Music - Viacom International Media Networks Africa

DJ Tira

DJ Tira

Artist & Founder: Afrotainment (South Africa)

Massie Hule

Massie Hule

DJ / Producer (Botswana)

The Kiffness

The Kiffness

Musician (South Africa)

Warrick Percy

Warrick Percy

Head of the Licensing Department: CAPASSO (South Africa)

Osmic Menoe

Osmic Menoe

Founder: Back To The City festival (South Africa)

Rachel Chanel Adams

Rachel Chanel Adams

Human Rights Activist & Director of Operations: Complex Entertainment (USA)

Vusi Leeuw

Vusi Leeuw

Artist Manager: IGCOKAMA ELISHA (South Africa)

Herman Kabubi

Herman Kabubi

Festival Programmer: Bayimba International Festival of the Arts (Uganda)

Trond Tornes

Trond Tornes

Marketing Manager: Phonofile (Norway)

Richard Mensah

Richard Mensah

CEO: Lynx Entertainment (Ghana)

Dr. Sipho Sithole

Dr. Sipho Sithole

Producer / Founder: Native Rhythms Records (South Africa)

KAREN VAN PLETSEN

KAREN VAN PLETSEN

Artist / Producer: Durban Gospel Choir (South Africa)

Indodakazi YeNtandane

Indodakazi YeNtandane

Musician (South Africa)

Imithente

Imithente

Musicians (South Africa)

Marcus Gora

Marcus Gora

Band Manager: Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)

Manqoba Mntungwa

Manqoba Mntungwa

Produccer: Creative Arts College (South Africa)

MZVEE

MZVEE

Musician (Ghana)

Eddy Blay

Eddy Blay

Programs Director: YFM (Ghana)

Tony Kgoroge

Tony Kgoroge

President: CCIFSA (South Africa)

Sakhele Mzalazala

Sakhele Mzalazala

Artist Manager: Lisa Good (South Africa)

Rude Boyz

Rude Boyz

Deejays / Producers (South Africa)

Lance Stehr

Lance Stehr

CEO: Ghetto Ruff - Muthaland Entertainment (South Africa)

Dr. Zoliswa Twani

Dr. Zoliswa Twani

Acting Director: Eastern Cape Audio – Visual Centre (South Africa)

Christine Semba

Christine Semba

Director: Piranha Arts (WOMEX)

Peter Hvalkof

Peter Hvalkof

Music Programmer: Roskilde Festival (Denmark)

Walter Wanyanya

Walter Wanyanya

Ngoma Nehosho (Zimbabwe)

Gillian Ezra

Gillian Ezra

Head of African Operations: Deezer (South Africa)

Dave Audinary

Dave Audinary

Musician & Producer: Audinary Products (South Africa)

DJ HappyGal

DJ HappyGal

Deejay (South Africa)

Bheka Mthethwa

Bheka Mthethwa

Bass Guitarist, Composer & Arranger (South Africa)

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

Music Supervisor: Fox Sports Marketing (USA)

Yoel Kenan

Yoel Kenan

Founder and CEO: AFRICORI (South Africa)

Csaba Lőkös

Csaba Lőkös

Music Programmer: Sziget Festival (Hungary)

Raphael Benza

Raphael Benza

Founder: Vth Season (Liberia / South Africa)

Karabo Motijoane

Karabo Motijoane

General Manager: Sheer Publishing (South Africa)

Helen Herimbi

Helen Herimbi

Music Journalist (South Africa)

Paul Sibisi

Paul Sibisi

CEO: Recording Industry South Africa (RISA)

Jess White

Jess White

Booking Agent and Creative Producer for Akum Agency & Coordinator, Azgo Festival and Igoda (Mozambique)

Champ

Champ

Hiphop Artist (South Africa)

Yusuf Mahmoud

Yusuf Mahmoud

Director: Sauti za Busara Festival (Tanzania)

Ricki Askin

Ricki Askin

VP Music Services and Licensing: VICE Media (USA)

ByLwansta

ByLwansta

Hip Hop Artist (South Africa)

Andre Le Roux

Andre Le Roux

Managing Director: SAMRO Foundation (South Africa)

Lastee

Lastee

Producer / Artist (South Africa)

Lerato Masisi

Lerato Masisi

PR & Artist Manager: Luthabo Pro Agency (South Africa)