In January 2016, Ongea! was Born out of our Annual Kenya Music Week, which ran for 10 Years – every December, from 2004 to 2013.
Since Kenya Music Week had Achieved its Objectives for the Kenya Music Industry, over that Decade, we Broadened the Scope of our Event; whose three Pillars still remain: Trade, Learn and Showcase.
The debut of ONGEA! The Eastern Africa Music Summit, on Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st January 2016, was very Successful, with Fifty-seven Exhibition Stands, including HomeBoyz Entertainment celebrating their 20th Anniversary.
Thirty-eight local and international Professionals, on eight topical Industry Panels, attended by over 1,000 Stakeholders. Thirty-two showcase performances which led to H_Art the Band and Mswazzi Masauti on his first-ever Performance being Signed to Austrian-based Marketing and Booking Agent – GLP; as well as Sauti Sol being Booked to Perform at the largest Festival in Africa: Timitar, of Morocco, during July 2018.
Open Mic performances, resulting in two fully-paid Scholarships to Sauti Academy. Free demo recordings in our studio, thanks to Ageless Entertainment.
Social Media Training by Bloggers Association of Kenya (B.A.K.E). Launches of the Music Teachers Association of Kenya, Kidum’s new Album “Hali Na Mali” and Tedd Josiah’s new Record Label: SwaRnB and over 8,000 Visitors, including School Children on Excursions.
The 2nd Edition of Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit, will be held at Sarit Centre Expo Hall in Westlands, Nairobi, from Thursday 16 th to Sunday 19 th February 2017.
This year’s objectives being to;
- Create a Forum to Action the collaborative Development of the Eastern Africa Music Industry, via Exhibitions, Networking and Discussions.
- Showcase the Region’s Talent to Festival Owners & Bookers from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.
- Enlist increased Participation, from the wider Music Industry in the Region.
- Attract increased Global Support, in terms of Skill and Knowledge Transfer. Broaden sources of Funding for Start-ups.
Ongea! will be the main Source of new Innovations, Trends and Content, for Regional and Global players, who are Setting the Pace for Strategic and focused Growth of the Music & Entertainment Industry in Eastern Africa.
EVENT: ONGEA! 2017 – The 2 nd Eastern Africa Music Summit.
BY: PHAT! Music & Entertainment Limited.
DATE: Thursday 16 th to Sunday 19 th February, 2017.
TIME: 12.00pm to 10.00pm Daily. VENUE: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.