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“We all know that the Nigerian music industry is saddled with loads of challenges but we are willing to contribute our quota and take the industry to the next level”… These are the words of Sijuade Adedokun also known as Obasijuade, president of the newly formed Association of Music Artiste Managers of Nigeria (AMAMN), at a press briefing held in Lagos on December 11, 2012.
|AMAMN President Sijuade Adedokun|
The press brief was proposed to introduce and create awareness about AMAMN to Nigeria’s music industry, the general public and the government. The aim of the association which kicked off earlier in the year is to bring Artiste managers together to identify and proffer solutions to the challenges facing artiste management in the country.
According to the association’s Public relations officer, Adekola Babatunde Mayowapopularly called Laulau, “AMAMN is a platform where talent managers – both intending and active can come together to educate and mentor each another on the ethics, pros and cons of the profession”.
|Efe Omorogbe of Now Muzik responding to a question|
AMAMN is not just an association that will benefit artiste managers; it is also poised to improve the lives and careers of the artistes. Among other things, it will foster awareness on the rights of artistes as the creators of copyright and the essential role of managers as custodians and protectors of these rights.
AMAMN president, Obasijuade, who has worked with top artistes like Djinee, Terry G, Kween, Nosa, Ijeoma and others, used the opportunity to ask the media to support its cause. He also appealed to stakeholders to stretch a hand of fellowship to the association in its bid to take the industry to the next level. “It is easy for us to say our industry lacks basic structure but we need the media and everybody, especially the government to support the industry and its associations to enable us erect a structured industry and in extension, effect the needed change”.
|L-R P.R.O (Adekola Babatunde Mayowa),Vice President (Steve Osagie), President (Sijuade Adedokun), Treasurer (Esse Akwawa) and General Secretary (Seth Oluwawemimo Ewata-Kelle)|
Further details on the activities of the association, how you can be a member contact [email protected] and twitter page www.twitter.com/amamnofficial.