Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti has been unveiled as Artist Ambassador and keynote speaker for the second edition of the Midem African Forum on June 5 at the conference in Cannes.
The son of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti one of Africa’s most iconic artists.
During his keynote, he will share his vision on the Nigerian and wider African music market, exploring the main challenges and opportunities for artists in the region and globally.
Launched in 2018 as part of the High Potential Markets Programme, the Midem African Forum’s ambition is to assist with the development and internationalisation of Africa’s music markets.
The African Music Forum, in association with TRACE Africa, this year took place in Senegal, Cameroon and Nigeria, consisting of a series of conferences, workshops and showcases.
“I was honoured to meet Femi at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos during our African tour, so I am truly humbled that he is willing to support our initiative for the continent.”
Alexandre Deniot, Midem
Midem Director Alexandre Deniot said: “I was honoured to meet Femi at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos during our African tour, so I am truly humbled that he is willing to support our initiative for the continent.
“I’m excited to hear him share his vision, as an artist and community leader, with the Midem delegates, who will most definitely be inspired by this legend.”Music Business Worldwide