Verbal Vixen in conjunction with Social Media Week London presents “The Rise of Afropop: The Genre that Birthed Drake’s 1 Billion Streams.”
For the second year running former MTV columnist, Verbal Vixen will be hosting a music panel as part of the prestigious conference. It will take place on Thursday 14 September 2017 at Relentless No. 5, London. (Buy tickets HERE).
The interactive session will be looking at music’s next big thing – afropop, and is designed to highlight the digital generation of artists, producers and video directors are reshaping Africa’s image.
The panel of industry insiders include music journalist and strategist, Verbal Vixen, presenter of BBC 1Xtra’s ‘Destination Africa’ show, DJ Edu, music producer Juls, the mastermind behind Mr Eazi’s popular sound, and British-Nigerian video director, Moe Musa, one of the continent’s most in-demand names, whose production credits include Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Tekno. Expect a Q&A session to follow and DJ JamJam will be spinning the tunes on the night.
Attendees can expect the event to cover:
- Understanding afropop’s influence on UK music and beyond
- Examples of how video is helping to shape the New African identity
- What UK-based artists can do to take advantage of this new sound
- How labels and platforms tapping into afropop
- What the future holds
LIMITED SPACES – Advance Tickets Only (none will be sold on the door)
Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 6.45-10PM (Doors open 6.15PM)
Venue: Relentless No. 5, London, WC2H 8LU
£5 Early Bird, £7 Standard