ONGEA! 2022 - The 7th Annual Eastern Africa Music Summit



One Week to Go for the 7th annual ONGEA! Eastern Africa Music Summit!


NAIROBI: After surviving the Pandemic, ONGEA! – The Eastern Africa Music Summit returns for its 7th Year, from next Wednesday 28th til Friday 30th September 2022, at 9.30am – 6.30pm EAT (GMT+3) Daily, as 100% Online & Free, via Airmeet, here: https://bit.ly/3Rgxc4B


As our annual Corporate Social Investment, ONGEA! exists to help Develop a Creative Industry that is more Professional, Transparent and Profitable for All, utilising Music as a Driver”, says Mike Strano – Founder of PHAT! Music & Entertainment Limited.


Meaning “Speak up” in Kiswahili, ONGEA! evolved out of KENYA MUSIC WEEK, which was Founded in 2004, to Create an Accessible public Forum for Industry Stakeholders (i.e. Musicians, Producers, Promoters, Distributors Media, Consumers, Government & Non-Governmental Organisations) to interact and produce Solutions to Industry Challenges.


The first-ever KENYA MUSIC WEEK was Successfully held in Nairobi’s Sarit Centre Expo Hall for 4 days, from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th December in 2004; followed by one every December, for a Total of 10 Years, bringing together more than 20,000 local & international music Stakeholders, for over 100,000 Visits.


After a Decade, it was then Time to Refresh the Concept of KENYA MUSIC WEEK, so we Broadened the Scope to Eastern Africa (16 Countries), and Rebranded in 2016 to ONGEA! – The Eastern Africa Music Summit, held every 1st Quarter.


ONGEA! has been Hybrid since Inception, with February 2020 being our last Event at Sarit Centre, before the Pandemic.



So, the 6th ONGEA! Eastern Africa Music Summit was successfully held 100% Online, on Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th February 2021, with Interest and Participation from Experts of over 25 Countries, around the World.


While COVID-19 Restrictions have Eased in Nairobi, the Economy is still Recovering, meaning that an In-Person Event is still Unaffordable to our Sponsors.


As such, the 7th ONGEA! Eastern Africa Music Summit will also be Online, from Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th September 2022, with the Theme of “Embracing the New Normal”, with the generous Support of Music in Africa Live, Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Siemens Stiftung and Goethe-Institut, as well as Acces, Mdundo, Digital Brands Group, YAKWETU™, EnM Group and Airmeet.


With the entry of the Democratic Republic of Congo into the East African Community, our Scope has increased to 17 Countries across Eastern Africa, also including Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.


For the full Schedule of nine informative 90-minute Industry Panels (Webinars) and entertaining 30-minute Showcase Performances, plus engaging 60-minute Networking Sessions after each Panel, at your Convenience wherever you are in the World, just Register FREE here: https://bit.ly/3Rgxc4B


Checkout past Editions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KenyaMusicWeekONGEA/about


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