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Technology Meets Music at AfroMusicon Accra

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In the next few weeks, EchoHouse Ghana in partnership with Innova DDB and Pulse Creatives is hosting Ghana’s first ever music conference. The conference and music festival is themed “The Business of Music”. It will focus on how musicians can use existing platforms and opportunities and capitalize on them to make money from their craft

AfroMusicon will be a three-day event consisting of three major impactful sessions as well as several breakout sessions that will tackle different aspects of the music business industry. It will also include a number of unplugged sessions at different venues simultaneously.

In recent times, Ghanaian music has evolved and one of the significant areas that heavily influences these changes is technology and how easily accessible it has become and allowed Ghanaian music to keep up with artistes outside our borders.

New technology changes the way we approach music, it changes the accessibility of music for artists, and how it’s consumed, every new invention gives a different type of person a different approach to music.

We cannot imagine a world without music streaming, but before this we listened to music on vinyl records, then on cassette tapes, CDs, followed by digital downloads. At every point, technology has and continues to influence music. It was not sudden, and it is a progression; with people finding innovative solutions to existing problems, innovation drives music.

And now that a professional-quality home studio can be assembled with little to no capital, provided you have the right software and programs like FL Studio, Logic Pro and Reason, the gap between the home engineer and the studio engineer now is sometimes as small as the price of their equipment.

At every stage in this progression, it has required people willing to invest and change the status quo, and eventually yielded great rewards for them.

For instance, in Ghana today, we have platforms where tech meets music. We can mention a few like Aftown, GhudMusic and Qisimah, which allow artists to directly monitor how receptive their music is on air, and gather data that gives them information about where the concentration of their fanbase is strong and essentially helps translate these into an income stream of properly utilised.

AfroMusicon will delve into how all these have changed the Ghanaian music industry and what can be done with them to further push the music industry into an even more profitable space for all stakeholders. How do we capitalize on the many opportunities available to us within the existing system? How do we create new opportunities?

To answer these, the event is scheduled to happen in May 2018 in Accra, and is supported by Kuulpeeps, Rogue Lens, digIT, Aftown, BBnZ, DGN, Ameyaw Debrah Media, NYDJ Live Media, George Britton Media, GhudMusic, Enews Ghana and TalkMedia GH.

Join the conversation on www.afromusic.com and @AfroMusicon on social media.


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2 Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Remind Africans At The Harvard Business, School Of Their Ancestry With A Gift.

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Two of Ghana’s tenacious entrepreneurs; Mr. Selorm H.K Fiadjoe and Mr. C. Makafui Dey Sadika at the Harvard Business School after the African Forward conference presented the painting of an ”African Village” to the African Business Club of the revered University.

The opus of work by Mozzay was given as a symbolic cultural gesture of the African people to foster relations and to remind the Africans in the diaspora of their communal duty of coming back home to help.

The young artist (Mozzy) is successfully signed on to a creative talent hub (https://www.worldctalenthubb.com/). His works over the years points to positively changing the African narrative through a visual display.

The image in the art piece which was gifted represents a village which is the community we are all part of, the combined effort of every village member to ensure the eventual success and development of this village. It also showcases how important every member of this village is in its growth process. In elementary terms, its talking, ‘’unity in development’’.During the presentation on behalf of all the exceptional Ghanaians, Selorm and Makafui congratulated the executives of the African Business Club for such conference which is goal-focused on the growth of Africa.

The two entrepreneurs who made it to this year's conference where Mr. Selorm H.K Fiadjoe, the Managing Director of Background Media Group. He doubles as a Brand Development Consultant an Entrepreneur, a Cultural Influencer and a Philanthropist while Mr. C. Makafui Dey Sadika is a Civic Development Analyst with Civics Ghana.

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Nairobi, Lagos, Abuja and Accra to Welcome Fashion Focus Talks 2018

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Fashion Focus Talks

Fashion Focus Talks kicks off this weekend in Nairobi, Kenya. Tagged “Building From Within”, the Fashion Focus Talks is a series of curated free talks to inspire African creatives of the need to work together towards achieving a sustainable economy. It will run from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2018.

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On Sunday the 26th of August, Nairobi will host speakers Omoyemi Akerele (Founder, Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week), Diana Opoti (Founder, Designing Africa Collective), Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Creative Director, Orange Culture), Sunny Dolat (Co-founder, The Nest Collective), and James Kahuri (Strategy and Financial Advisor) at the first city stop at the Tribe Hotel, Limuru Road, The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.

Speaking on the talks, Londe Thompson, Programme Director, Fashion Focus Africa &

Fashion Focus Talks stated:

“The expansion to include Nairobi and Accra in our talks couldn’t have come at a better time when Fashion Focus Africa is opening its application to candidates all around Africa. Our goal is to provide as many young and emerging designers with enough knowledge to level the playing field in the fashion industry in Africa and the rest of the world.”

Fashion Focus City Tours is an initiative of  Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, FetsWallet, Viva Boutique, Glitz Magazine, Avivere, and Designing Africa Collective.

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Media Partners: BellaNaija Style, Pulse NG, Guardian Life, Konbini, Genevieve, George Britton, Glitz Africa, Business Day, and Ventures Africa.

City Tour speaker announcements for Lagos, Abuja, and Accra will be announced via https://www.instagram.com/lagosfashionweekofficial/ Instagram page. Follow for all updates.

Attendance to all Fashion Focus City Tours is FREE.

Follow the link to register to attend  http://lagosfashionweek.ng

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble Launches An Innovative “1-Click Apply” For Universities And Students WorldWide

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Ghana’s Caroline Esinam Adzogble, has launched an innovative platform as part of her efforts to make quality education accessible to all. Admissionin30minutes is leveraging technology to ensure the daunting task of international student recruitment and conversion is curbed. “We are providing a robustly built platform that allows students located in all continents to connect with schools all over the world with a one-click apply option.”, she remarked. The app which is downloadable on the App Stores and available to students located in 146 countries allows students to search for education and scholarship opportunities, apply and receive offer letters within minutes. The model which seemed highly impossible from the beginning has rather surprisingly proven formidable and scalable, haven’t earned quite an impressive league of over 40+ University partners and over 2000+ Applications already processed on the platform. Caroline known for her innovativeness seeks to make international student recruitment the most fun and easiest thing to do. In her words ‘I wouldn’t want students waiting weeks on admission offers neither do I want Institutions taking weeks to decide on student’s applications. Research shows that it only takes about 15minutes to decide on a student’s application and I am leveraging on this fact to provide the platform for both students and Institutions worldwide’ The platform is set up with a well define value proposition and offering that benefits different players in the educational ecosystem. It has a vision to make Education the most accessible to students located in over a 146 countries, a mission to bridge the gaps for International Student Recruitment and a set of comprehensive goals. For Students 1. To reach more students continent by continent 2. To provide a one-stop information service to prospective students 3. To provide a one-stop solution for student application 4. To cut down admission processing time for students 
 For Universities | Colleges | Boarding Schools | Community Colleges | Language Schools 1. Extend reach of student’s region by region 2. To provide a more effective way to connect to International students 3. To provide a more cost effective way to manage student applications 4. To enroll more students minute by minute 
and for Agents 1. To reach more students region by region 2. To provide a more effective way to connect to International schools 3. To provide a more effective way to manage student applications 4. To lessen the burden of representation agreements 5. To maximize income and profits Caroline is a highly sought after Educationist and Technology Entrepreneur and runs the Potters International College, Caroline University, IAES Africa, Everyday Travel and Tours, The Mercy Heart Foundation, and Caroline Technology Solutions. She was recently celebrated across the continent as a Power Woman Influencer and the youngest female African to run an accredited International College.
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All is set for Women in PR Ghana Summit 2018 on July 7

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It’s been months of team research and brainstorming ideas on how the 2nd Women in PR Ghana Summit will attract the best Speakers. We are grateful to all our Speakers and Panelists who have willingly accepted our invitation to share their years and wealth of experience in Public Relations, Communications, Media and Social Media cutting across different industries. It’s our turn as young Women in PR to take up this opportunity to attend and tap into all these and much more. A great opportunity to also meet and network with other people in the industry.The good news this year is that, attendance is FREE however, you need to register and be confirmed to reserve your seat.Registration is done via www.womeninpr.org.gh/events. Limited seats available so register Now!!
Thanks to our sponsors and partners for supporting this cause of building a great foundation for Public Relations in Ghana. We’ll continue to #PressForProgress while acknowledging and celebrating #PRWomenMakingStrides
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