David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, Mai Atafo, Ugo Mozie and Michael Ugwu are the Nigerian entertainment practitioners expected to speak at Harvard’s Africa Business Conference.


Themed ‘Africa Forward: Forging New Alliances for the Future’, the 2019 conference is scheduled to hold from February 15 to 19 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Davido and Sony Music’s Ugwu, alongside UK entertainer Juls and Abdul Karim Abdullah, will be on the same panel to speak about the growth of music business in Africa.

They will discuss the international interest in the continent’s creative sector, the economic attractiveness of African music business, distribution strategies of record labels, income generation sources and the role of regulators, distributors and consumers in the industry.


Atafo and Mozie are among the panelists for a session on the global adoption of African fashion.

The dress-makers will speak on how African fashion is taking off on a global scale and the roles African entrepreneurs play as the industry moves forward.

Diarra Gueye, CEO Diarrablu and Dakar Boutique, will join them on the panel.


The keynote speakers for the conference are Vincent Le Guennou, Momar Nguer and Agnes Binagwaho.

Apart from being a panelist, Davido is also expected to perform for participants at the after party of the business conference.

The CEO of Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) on Sunday headlined a sold-out concert at London’s O2 Arena.


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