Music in Africa presents: a Celebration of 90 years of Nigerian Popular Music.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted by Music in Africa

Goethe Institute Lagos City Hall Catholic Mission Street LAGOS




 

The year 2015 will mark the 90th anniversary of the first Nigerian popular music recordings, first done in 1925, by Ladipo Solanke and Justus Domingo, under the Zonophone label. Music in Africa celebrates Nigeria’s popular music heritage over the last 90 years, from its rudimentary origins to the modern digital age.

Towards this, there shall  be a panel discussion, featuring some of Nigeria’s most important Music stakeholders from across the  Industry sectors. The panel shall  look back at the nation’s musical heritage and look forward into its  future. Confirmed speakers include veteran Broadcast Journalist and Music Historian, Benson Idonije. Blogger, Producer and Music Historian, Uchenna Ikonne. Mark Redguard CEO of the 960 Music Group (former CMO of Spinlet) and special guest speaker, Obi Asika, former Chairman of Storm 360 and Dragon Africa, amongst others. The discussion shall be moderated by the West African Regional Editor of Music in Africa- Ed Emeka Keazor.

The evening shall also feature a special tribute to eight legends of the Nigerian Music Industry, who have contributed significantly to its growth, over the last 90 years, and whose work has laid the foundations of its future.

Music In Africa is an information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector, supported by Siemens Stiftung and the Goethe Institut.

Event details:

Venue: The Goethe Institut Lagos. 4th Floor, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Gate: Free


Venue & Location

Goethe Institute

Lagos City Hall
Catholic Mission Street, LAGOS





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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Music in Africa presents: a Celebration of 90 years of Nigerian Popular Music.

Hosted by Music in Africa






  • Obi Asika

    Obi Asika

    Chairman

    Dragon Africa

    obiasika
  • Benson Idonije

    Benson Idonije

    Music Journalist

    Independent

    SMWLAGOS
  • Uchenna Ikonne

    Uchenna Ikonne

    Writer

    Combandrazor

    SMWLAGOS
  • Ed Emeka Keazor

    Ed Emeka Keazor

    Historian

    Music in Africa

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