We are pleased to announce that the following Delegates are confirmed to attend ONGEA! 2019
Producer | Artist
Adée is a Swedish artist and producer that stands with her feet steady on the ground, mixing soul with hip-hop in a modern and creative way. Her unique voice shines through in all her creations, leaving an unforgettable imprint on the listener’s musical consciousness. In 2015 she founded ‘Future Songwriting’ because she wanted to give more young up and coming female artists an easier way into a studio environment and to produce their own music.
Dr. Abbey Chokera 🇰🇪
Senior Assistant Director at Permanent Presidential Music Commission
Dr. Chokera is the Senior Assistant Director of Music at the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts. He also directs the Moi Girls Choir who has repeatedly won the annual Kenyan Choral Festival competition with over 1,000 choirs participating.
Anyiko Owoko 🇰🇪
Entertainment Publicist and Founder at AnyikoPr
A celebrity publicist, a Public Relations maven, journalist, blogger and all-round music and entertainment aficionado -Anyiko Owoko is the perfect definition of more than a triple threat. The young connoisseur is the publicist and has worked with various A-list including Sauti Sol, Vanessa Mdee, Tay Grin, Eddie Kadi, 2Baba among other African and World music stars.
Boniface Nyaga 🇰🇪
Media Practitioner, Consultant
Boniface Nyaga is a media and entertainment expert with over 13 years of Media, Entertainment, and Branding experience. He is an accomplished entertainment and lifestyle writer with 6 years of newsroom experience in East Africa’s toughest editorial environment.
Dr. Donald Otoyo 🇰🇪
Director at Permanent Presidential Music Commission
Dr. Otoyo is the Director at the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC), Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, Government of Kenya. He is an experienced Educationist, Administrator, Researcher, Performing Artist, Performance Director among many other roles. PPMC is a government Commission established to promote the development and practice of music and dance; spearhead the growth and development of the music industry and to contribute to the understanding and preservation of Kenyan musical arts and expression.
Dr. Duncan Miano Wambugu 🇰🇪
Lecturer at Kenyatta University
Dr. Wambugu is a lecturer at Kenyatta University. He lectures various courses including choral Conducting, Vocal and Keyboard skills, survey of music and Music performance.
Eric Musyoka 🇰🇪
Founder, Decimal Records | Music Producer
Eric Musyoka, a graduate of SAE Institute in New York, is a Kenyan music producer and sound engineer who has worked with almost all the big name artists in East Africa. He is founder and partner at Decimal Media House which focuses on music production and audio post production.
Fabricio Nobre 🇧🇷
Curator at SIM Music Conference | Founder at Festival Bananada
Fabricio Nobre runs the cultural enterprise A Construtora, a holding company of artistic and musical careers, production and also a booking agency, which he founded in 2010 for artists such as Boogarins, Felipe Cordeiro and the Legendary Tigerman among many others. Besides working as a booker and content consultant to Vegas Group (Cine Jóia, Z e Blue Note SP), Nobre is the founder and organizer of Latin America’s Legendary Music Festival Bananada in Goiania.
Martin Nielsen 🇩🇰
Co-Founder at Mdundo
Martin Nielsen is the co-founder and CEO of Mdundo. He moved to Kenya in 2012 as Entrepreneur in Residence for 88mph, an African investment fund with focus on early stage tech startups in Kenya. Mdundo has in the the past 7 years grown to one of Africa’s leading music services with more than 3,000,000 active users every month primarily from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria.
Mike Strano 🇦🇺
Founding Director at ONGEA! The Eastern Africa Music Summit
Mike Strano discovered Entrepreneurship in the African Music & Entertainment Industry after moving to Kenya in 1998. Since then, he has founded PHAT! Music & Entertainment a successful Entertainment with various facets of the creative industry including the show Production Unit - PHAT! Productions; PHAT! Buzz – a unique monthly pocket-size Entertainment Guide; ONGEA! – East Africa Music Summit (formerly Kenya Music Week) –a Corporate Social Investment initiative for the music industry. PHAT! Music Publishing – managing Copyright throughout Eastern Africa, on behalf of SHEER Publishing of South Africa and My Movies Africa - A video on Demand platform.
Mpumi Philips 🇿🇦
Head of Creative Department at Sheer Publishing Africa
Mpumi Philips leads the Creative Department at Sheer Publishing Africa- a full-service, mid-sized, independent publishing company that is quickly growing its market share. With the passion for music and the talented artists, Mpumi also worked as Label Manager with renowned independent music label Ghetto Ruff which was known for catapulting the careers of such artists as Zola, Ishmael, DJ Cleo and DJ Sbu. In her current role at Sheer Publishing, Mpumi Phillips works with artists, composers, production houses, Advertising agencies and post production companies in ensuring they have the right clearances required for usage of music in television, film and commercials.
Nkululeko Nkosi 🇿🇦
Digital Marketer at WeDigitize Agency
Nkululeko Nkosi is a Johannesburg-based digital marketer, advertising strategist and entrepreneur who has worked in South Africa's advertising and entertainment industries. In his time spent working in the advertising industry in South Africa, he has worked on developing campaigns and strategic plans for world-class brands such as Sony Mobile, Danone, Discovery and the Ithuba National Lottery, just to name a few. In 2017, he co-founded WeDigitize Agency; a digital marketing, media and technology company that services clients in various industries in South Africa and abroad. Nkululeko Nkosi is also involved in the African music industry as the content lead for a music media platform called Nusoulhub Radio which was developed to support young African artists.
Peter Åstedt 🇸🇪
Co-Founder at Live At Heart Festival
Peter Åstedt has been working in the music industry for over 30 years. He started his own record label, Dead Frog Records, at the age of fifteen in 1990. In 2008, he started the company Musichelp Sweden AB which is a service company for artists in the music industry. Musichelp is part owner of Live at Heart, Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festival.
Philip Nyalenda 🇰🇪
Founder at AIPATE Blog
Phillip Nyalenda is the founder and Chief Editor Aipate Music Blog, a platform that was spun out from Grosspool Music, a management and recording label that he had started earlier. Aipate has become one of Africa's top music reviews and features' websites. Besides promoting new acts, Phillip also does research around the music business and he compiles industry insights, which are then shared on the blog, for the benefit of artists and other industry practitioners and stakeholders.
Sheila Kwamboka 🇰🇪
Radio Host at HomeBoyz Radio and Founder at Industry Nite
Sheila Kwamboka is a radio host and Founder of Industry Nite. Industry Nite is a Kenyan platform that seeks to promote and nurture the talents of up and coming artists.
Shyqo Koinange 🇰🇪
Chief Operating Officer & Head of music at Mdundo
Shyqo Koinange is the Head of Music at Mdundo a Kenyan online music publisher and distributor. Mdundo acts as an intermediary between musicians and the public, and collects payments from downloads on behalf of artists.
Sibongile Faith Tshabalala 🇿🇦
Creative Administrator at Sheer Publishing Africa
Sibongile Faith Tshabalala works as a Creative administrator for one of the largest independent African publishing companies, Sheer Publishing. In her career Sibongile has worked as a brand ambassador for the biggest events & big campaigns in the world including Pop Bottles Events, Mama Magic Expo and Jungle Muesil among many others.
Tim Rimbui 🇰🇪
Founder at Ennovator Music | Music Producer
Tim Rimbui is generally thought of as one of the leading music producers/ songwriters and engineers in Kenya and has a wealth of local and international awards and accolades to his credit. He owns and operates a number of successful music business ventures, including EnnovatorMusic – a boutique Audio-Visual production company based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Wandiri Karimi 🇰🇪
Director at Kenya Conservatoire of Music
Wandiri Karimi is the Director of the Kenya Conservatoire of Music, the foremost music education institution in the region. She is committed to promoting knowledge of Intellectual property law and the development of robust policies for the creative arts as an integral part of the African Economy as a whole.
William Abagi 🇰🇪
Head Curator of Music at Mdundo
William Abagi is the Head Curator of Music at Mdundo a Kenyan online music publisher and distributor. Mdundo acts as an intermediary between musicians and the public, and collects payments from downloads on behalf of artists.