DOADOA is a joint initiative of a number of leading creative entrepreneurs in East Africa that have joined forces to develop the market for performing arts in East Africa and unlock the potential of the East African creative industry by providing an annual platform for professional networking and mutual learning, bringing together various stakeholders in the creative industry to link people, organizations, businesses, knowledge and technology. DOADOA gives stakeholders in the music industry (e.g. musicians, music producers, music promoters, managers and music festivals), but also of other performing arts professionals the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, to network and learn.
Artists win big at ONGEA! 2017 Music Summit
The curtain fell on Eastern African music summit ONGEA! on Sunday night after four spirited days of performances, recordings, discussions and business exchanges. The event, which was held in Nairobi, saw 11,736 visitors walk through its doors, a 50% increase from last year, the summit’s founder, Mike Strano, said.
ONGEA! drew artists, associations, booking agents, collective management organisations, digital distributors, educational institutions, media houses, record labels, regulators, technical suppliers and fans. “This year we had more participation from countries that haven’t attended in the past, such as Cameroon, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Australia, Poland and Ireland. Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda were, as usual, well represented,” Strano said. Read More