Renowned Ghanaian rapper and hiplife musician Obrafour will on 30 November facilitate a workshop at the three-day Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) in Accra, Ghana.
The award-winning artist will be part of the pan-African trade event’s Music Production Essentials workshop alongside Kofi ‘IamBeatMenace’ Boachie-Ansah (Ghana), where he will share his knowledge about recording and useful production tools with aspiring producers.
The Music Production Essentials workshop will begin a day earlier when Kofi ‘IamBeatMenace’ Boachie-Ansah will be joined by fellow countryman, producer and songwriter Panji Anoff.
Obrafour is the latest big name to be announced ahead of ACCES 2019, which will also host about 80 speakers including musicians Akon (US/Senegal), Sarkodie (Ghana), Efya and Samini (Ghana) as well as Chocolate City vice-president Aibee Abidoye (Nigeria), TRUE Africa founder and editor-in-chief Claude Grunitzky (Togo/UK), Simfy OTT music services head Oye Akideinde (Nigeria), Boomplay Ghana manager Elizabeth Ntiamoah (Ghana) and Grammy-nominated musician, author and rights activist Mark Levine (US).
Obrafour made a grand entrance onto the music scene 20 years ago with his debut album Pae Mu Ka, which earned him superstardom in his home country. It also earned him three Ghana Music Awards in 2000. To date, he has released nine studio albums. He has performed in Europe and the US and has featured on a number of songs by such artists as Tic Tac, Daasebre Gyamenah and Nana Quame.
ACCES is free to all Africans. However, online registration is mandatory.
ACCES is a pan-African trade event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year, attracting active music industry players from across the globe.
ACCES is organised by the Music In Africa Foundation, a non-profit and pan-African organisation, in partnership and with the support of Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, Reeperbahn Festival International, Alliance Française, BMG, Media Sound Hamburg, the Multimedia Group, Africa Art Lines, Afrikayna, the Gold Coast Hub, the Year of Return, the Prince Claus Fund and the ANT Mobility Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
This year ACCES has a partnership with Reeperbahn Festival. The partnership creates a framework for the festival to collaborate with ACCES in facilitating sustainable business engagements and exchange between European and African music businesses and professionals, as well as the provision of performance opportunities to musicians in both territories.
Source: WaxPrint Media