Nest Nairobi’s next event will be a panel discussion on music, technology and innovation in the entertainment industry.
The #WhatsNext speaker series is a showcase aimed at sparking disruptive ideas and great conversations centered around asking what is next in a particular sector .
On 3o March, Nest Nairobi will host a panel of successful entrepreneurs, artists, producers and experienced executives in the media industry to share their insights and ideas on what they see ahead in the music industry.
The event will feature three panels with leading Kenyan artists, senior media executives and creatives. The discussions will give a global perspective on latest developments in entertainment technology, while giving a local insight into the challenges in the Kenyan music industry and opportunities for different stakeholders and players the digital space in Africa and abroad.
The panelists include:
- Nikhil N. Patel – Regional Manager for East and Central Africa at mi-Fone (Moderator)
- Anto Neosoul – Singer/Songwriter
- Antony Karani – Founder of Time Square Entertainment and a treasurer at Riverwood Ensemble.
- Cece Sagini – A Kenyan Singer/Songwriter
- Claudia Natalie Lukkenaer – Executive Director at Penya Afrika
- Conrad Gray aka G Money of Homeboyz Radio
- Dan Aceda – Benga Artiste
- David Mbatia – Regional Manager for East Africa at Endemol Shine Africa
- David Muriithi – Director at the Kenya Copyright Board
- Elani – Urban-afro trio comprised of Wambui Ngugi, Bryan Chweya and Maureen Kunga
- Elijah Kitaka – Co-founder and CTO at Fezah.com, an entertainment booking app launched in Uganda and Kenya
- Judy Ogana – General Manager at The GoDown Arts Centre.
- Lee Kanyottu – Director at the Kenya Association of Music Producers
- Merit Simiyu – Acting CEO of Music Copyright Society of Kenya
- Rashmi Chugh – Head of Digital at Nation Media Group
- Sauti Sol – Award-winning Kenyan afro pop group
- Timothy Rimbui – Producer, Songwriter, Music Exec, Co-founder and CEO at Waabeh.com
Topics to be discussed include distribution and piracy, content and media partnerships, intellectual property and royalties, platforms for upcoming artists, scaling startups, the process of music production, concerts and entertainment experiences, the investment landscape in music, the role of different stakeholders, and the future of music and entertainment industry in Africa.
You can RSVP and get your ticket here.