Soon after winning the Best International Flow at the 2019 BET Hip-hop awards, Sarkodie has been confirmed to join Akon as a speaker for this year’s ACCES music conference. The finest Ghanaian rapper would also be joined by his colleague, Samini as they share their in-depth experience as leading figures in the African music industry.
The 2019 ACCES music conference is scheduled to take place on 28th, 29th and 30th November in Accra, Ghana. Apart from the world superstar, Akon other confirmed speakers include Wanlov the Kubolor, Chocolate City vice president Aibeee Abidoye(Nigeria), Boulevard Festival co-director Hicham Bahou (Morocco), TRUE Africa founder and editor-in-chief Claude Grunitzky (UK/Togo), Simfy OTT music services head Oye Akideinde (Nigeria), Boomplay Ghana manager Elizabeth Ntiamoah (Ghana), artist and music producer Kofi ‘IamBeatMenance’ Boachie-Ansah (Ghana) a well as Grammy-nominated musician, author and rights activist Mark Levine (US)
Meanwhile, a special spotlight will be thrown on Sarkodie’s career as a musical artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur as he will be taking part in the ACCES’ popular conversations sessions. Joining the rapper on this popular conversations series will be Ditto Music founder and CEO Lee Parsons. Sarkodie will be sharing his opinion on the global context of the evolution of the music business on the African continent. Other issues for discussion will also include music distribution, branding and collaborations, and a lot more.
Previous editions of the ACCES conversations had the likes of Mr. Eazi, Blick Bassy, Blinky Bill, Rikki Stein on board to share their views as music industry professionals. However, the 2019 ACCES 3-day conference will bring together 80 speakers from around the globe and 13 African bands.