Significant expansion of live music activity throughout the continent in partnership with Vivendi & CanalOlympia
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a significant expansion in French-speaking Africa, with the launch of a new strategic division within French-speaking Africa markets with a focus on discovering and supporting local music talent in-order to maximize the commercial opportunities for artists and labels throughout French-speaking Africa to reach audiences globally.
The team will be led by experienced music industry executive, artist manager and live promoter, Moussa Soumbounou, who has been appointed as MD, Western Africa effective immediately. Moussa Soumbounou will report to Olivier Nusse, CEO, Universal Music France and operate from a new Universal Music Africa (UMA) office in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles and Togo. Recent artist signings to the label include Kiff No Beat and DJ Arafat from Ivory Coast, Toofan from Togo and Locko and Tenor from Cameroon.
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