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Organisers unveil mentors for Open House Series

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AFRICAN media and entertainment outfit, Aristokrat Group, which recently launched its ‘Open House Series’ alongside Boomplay, has unveiled the list of resource persons/mentors for the epochal series, a training cum mentoring platform for individuals who want to hone their craft and take it to the next level, deliver high-quality music and grow musically.

The mentors include Piriye Isokrari, Founder/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aristokrat Group; Temi Adeniji, Managing Director, Warner South Africa; Tosin Sorinola, Director of Artiste & Media Relations at Boomplay; Godwin Tom, Founder, Music Business Academy for Africa; Abuchi Peter Ugwu, CEO, Chocolate City Music; Eneibimo Isokrari, COO, Aristokrat Group; Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Akotchaye Okio, International Development Officer for Africa at SACEM; Bukola Sawyerr Izeogu, Founder/CEO BukiHQ Media; Dolapo Amusat, Founder/CEO, WeTalk Sound and Focus Ramon, Sound Engineer/Music Producer.

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Others are Timi ‘TMXO’ Aladeloba, Music Producer/Disc Jockey; Samuel Adepoju, Manager, Content and Strategy at Boomplay; Steve Jervier, Producer/A&R Executive, 31 East; Osagie Osarenz, Country Manager, ONErpm; Damilola Akinwunmi (a.k.a Dapper; Mobolaji Kareem, Regional Head West Africa at EMPIRE; Eze Ezegozie, VP, Strategy & Market Development at EMPIRE; Wale Kalejaiye, Media and Entertainment Lawyer and David Bertil, MD, Universal Music Publishing.

The programme is powered by Boomplay, a music streaming service platform committed to helping the music industry unlock its full potential by discovering, nurturing, promoting and supporting the growth and development of budding African artistes.

Aristokrat Group’s sterling reputation in spotting and developing talents, which is well-known, makes the Open House Series the perfect platform to change the way the business of music and entertainment is done in Nigeria, Africa and the world.

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Speaking about the training cum mentorship programme, Isokrari, one of the lead mentors, said the objectives of the Open House Series were to ensure quality music delivery, revamp the creative direction of the music industry and encourage growth sustainability through improvement of earnings

“The mentorship programme to be disseminated by the chosen professional greats include extensive music business courses, knowledge in songwriting and producing, performance, touring, marketing, social media, style and brand identity, to empower, mentor and realign Nigerian entertainment practitioners in an enabling environment that basically allows them work with artistes around the world, understand how the music business runs, how to earn and sustain earnings,” he stated.

Sorinola, another lead mentor, said: “With the Open House Vol 1 positioned to be the first of numerous projects scheduled to be produced from the Open House Series, the vision at the end of this project is to see the release and promotion of the Open House Vol 1 body of work. It is expected to be a finished product that will showcase a collaborative album of professionally produced tracks, to which these successful mentees own royalties. It will be a testament to their newly acquired skills and knowledge, with all tracks performed, produced and fully mixed and mastered by them.”

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