Date: Wednesday May 24th, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM PT | 5:00 PM GMT | 7:00 PM CAT
The entertainment industry in Africa has come a long way in recent years, evolving rapidly to become a significant contributor to the continent’s economy. With the rise of technology and social media, African artists have gained global recognition and established a significant presence in the international music scene. The likes of Davido, Wizkid, Tems, and Burna Boy are living testimonies to this growth, with their unique sound and message consistently breaking streaming records.
The African entertainment industry has seen a surge in investment, with major corporations and investors recognizing the potential of the industry. This has led to the development of state-of-the-art studios, sound equipment, and the emergence of talent agencies that support and promote African artists. Moreover, African artists are now becoming a priority on streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify, which have helped to break down barriers and increase access to African music worldwide.
The future of the African entertainment industry is promising, with new talent emerging and more collaborations with international artists. The rise of African superstars has paved the way for other artists to gain recognition, and with recent Grammy wins and NBA All-Star halftime shows, a new standard has been set for the African music industry. With the support of investors and technology, the African entertainment industry should continue its upward trajectory. However, the lingering question is: will this be a moment or an era?
Please join us for an insightful session with industry experts on Entertainment in Africa because in the words of Fireboy, “I am in San Francisco jamming.”