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Friday, March 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet Africa's Leading Musicians

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An in conversation with 5 of Africa’s prominent artists in this insightful and lively interview led by Leslie Kasumba discussing their come up and their unique views on the booming African music industry.

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Artist, Chocolate City Music
D’Banj was born as Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo in the Northern city of Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria to an artillery Officer and a church dignitary whom hailed from Shagamu in Ogun state. Due to his father’s job, D’Banj moved several times within Nigeria as well as abroad to India... Read More →
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Eddie Kadi

Host/Presenter/Comedian, Veblo
Born in the DR Congo in 1983, Eddie Kadi moved to the UK at the age of eight where he grew up in Fulham, West London. He attended the Henry Compton secondary school, of which the sprinter Linford Christie is also an alumnus. While studying media technology at Kingston University in... Read More →
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Lee Kasumba

African Music Exec & Curator, Lee Kasumba
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Victoria Kimani

Artist, Chocolate City Music
Victoria Kimani, born in LA, originally from Kenya....started writing, recording and performing at 16, Lived in Nigeria her high school years, and Moved back to Nairobi, Kenya at 17...since then, she has been back and forth between LA, ATL, NY and London working with top artists and... Read More →

Sean Maxbornd

Artist, R2bees

Charles Obih

Artist, Not Just OK

Ovie Ofugara

Co-Owner/Head of Content, Not Just OK

Ebunoluwa Ogude

Artist, Not Just OK
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Ice Prince

Artist, Chocolate City Music
Ice Prince, real name Panshak Zamani began his music career in 2004 after teamingup with fellow Choc boiz: M.I & Jesse Jagz to form Loopy Records. Unlike many other young artists, Ice Prince brought a rarely found authenticity to the Nigerian music scene and quickly made a name for... Read More →
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Artist, Chocolate City Music
Sean Awuku Maxbornd aka Paedae (Payday) and Mugeez Abdul Rashid aka Mugeez, are a hip-life rapping duo who go by the name R2BEES. R2BEES (Refuse 2 be Broke) is a movement, record label and group of talented young musicians who hail from Ghana and are making a huge impact not only... Read More →

Mugeez Rashid

Artist, R2bees
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Artist, R2bees
EMMANUEL ANDREWS SAMINI was born in Accra, Ghana, West Africa with his parents hailing from the northern town of Wa in Ghana‟s Upper West region. As arecording and performing artist, he initially adopted the stage name BATMAN (Best of All Times MAN) but reverted to his last name... Read More →
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Artist, R2bees
Known in the entertainment industry as Sarkodie, this young Ghanaian artiste whose real name is Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo is storming the music scene both locally and internationally. Early Life and Career Beginnings Born on the 10th of July 1988, Sarkodie, the fourth of five children... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 11AB

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