Speakers and Artists
AMW 2021 LINEUP
African Music Week virtual showcases and conference encourage innovative and interactive engagement of sounds and lifestyle changes. To expose artists to resources, networks and platforms while providing long term mentoring to launch and to maintain careers in the global entertainment industry.
Originally from Leeds, England. Tony aka Master T was a decorated VJ at Muchmusic hosting/producing and interviewing some of the most popular artists in the world, including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Meat Loaf, Jay Z, Tupac and countless others. He’s the former Director of Media Production for RX Music a music consultancy agency that helps create captivating guest experiences for retail stores, hotels, bars, restaurants, spas, and other experiential spaces. Tony was also proud to be host and producer of their online series, RX Music Live. Master T pulled back the curtain and brought a fresh perspective on the life, times, struggles and the story behind some of today’s brightest stars. Including BeBe Rexha, Neon Dreams, Kardinal Offishall, Vance Joy, Talib Kweli, Maestro, Little Dragon, Sean Paul, Clean Bandit, Lee Fields and many more! Currently, he is the host, producer and director for Esor Productions, providing online content and creating properties for the brand he has helped establish with his wife over the years.
Fast-rising Universal Music Nigeria artist Idahams just released his new single “Problem” in October 2021. After the trans-continental success of the “Man on Fire” EP and remixes, which has generated millions of streams across digital platforms globally, singer and producer Idahams is back with a new single that will keep him buzzing throughout the rest of 2021. Produced by Idahams, with co-production from Yussy Beats, “Problem” fuses elements of Amapiano and House music mixed in with pop and jazz to deliver an uptempo dance feel. Problem is a feel-good track with Idahams telling his fans to take a break from the usual troubles of life and to dance and try to enjoy the little things that bring us happiness. Idahams has produced and collaborated on songs by Solidstar, Duncan Mighty, and Mr. 2Kay, and his 2020 single “Ada” debuted at #5 on BBC’s 1xtra chart and peaked at #2, while zooming to #1 on the UK’s Black Music chart. His “Man on Fire” EP topped the iTunes Nigeria chart landing at #1.
Ifeoma Amaechi is the founder and creative director behind the African-inspired athleisure brand IBUCHI. Founded in 2019 known for its unique blend of colour, print, and style IBUCHI aims to disrupt the athleisure industry with African representation. Everything from active wear sets and jumpsuits IBUCHI designs with intention and purpose always shining a light on the beauty of the culture. IBUCHI is
sold online and also in Toronto at the Black Owned 9TO Scarborough Town Center and will be sold in the Eaton Center location as of Oct. 30th 2021
Mz Undefined, also known as Ms. Anita Baker, found her love for poetry at the tender age of ten. Born and raised on the island of Jamaica, she migrated to the city of Toronto as a teenager. It was in this city; she became exposed to the art of spoken word. she has known storytelling in the form of folklore and dub so it was only natural for her that the two become infused. As she embarks on this journey of telling her truths, look out and listen for what she has to say. For her, the source of the journey is about having fun!
Syndy Tatah is an Afro, folklore Canadian singer-song writer of Cameroonian origin. She gained international recognition after her Singles 'God's Power’, "Mama","konkonsa" went viral on several social media platforms. She is known for her unique blend of afro-beat, and folklore sound which integrates a mix of English, French, pidgin and her native language Lamnso thus guaranteeing her a wide fan base.
Her music career stems across over 10 years starting up as a live performer in her home country Cameroon and winning numerous awards
Tracey Kayy is a multidisciplinary musician based in Toronto. She is a singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, and spoken-word artist. Her creative creations mostly shed light on the difficulties and traumas within our society. Realities which are often ignored are brought to light by her musical compositions. She is a radiant light, and a messenger who raises awareness by being a voice for multiple communities across the globe. Her soul’s purpose is to heal people from all walks of life through her writings and musical creations.
“Godwin Tom is one of Africa’s entertainment industry’s prolific change agents. With a talent for being detail-oriented and analytical, he is constantly driving the management changes within the sector. He focuses on developing tailor-made strategies that suit the business needs and goals of his clients.
With over 12 years of experience as a Talent Manager and Business Development Executive, over 18 years in the industry overall as an Artist and Talent Manager, and practical experience at the management level for Marketing, Public Relations, Image Consulting, Branding, and Publishing; Godwin brings professionalism to the Entertainment industry with an understanding of the demands of a business environment.
Over the years, he has successfully worked with talents such as; Wizkid, Davido, Waje, MI, Wande Coal, Bez, Ice Prince, Bez, Show Dem Camp, Beverly Naya, Yung6ix, Jessy Jagz, Rooftop MCs, Solid Star, Ayo Jay, Goldie, and many others.
His body of work has spanned across Tourism, Branding and Marketing, Media, Events and Sports Marketing, and has put him in contact with top African brands such as Globacom, Deola Sagoe, Diamond Bank, Sterling Bank and some international brands such as BT, Nokia, Pepsi, among others.
Godwin has dedicated the last 4 years of his career to developing and training future stakeholders and leaders of the entertainment industry through his Music Business programs. The most recent being the just concluded Music Business Academy for Africa 2020 sponsored by Sterling Bank. A success story registering over 300 students from African countries for the 3-month online program and the one-month Bootcamp. The 2021 Program is currently ongoing.
He is also the author of the eBook series “Journey Of A Learner” a 12 part ebook series about navigating the African entertainment industry. https://journeyofalearner.com/
Social Media Handles
in Toronto. The founder and Owner Lukman Akanbi is a Business Coach and
Strategist that has helped numerous business leaders devise new strategies to
multiply their profit and implement an effective delegation system in their
organization, while improving their team’s confidence and productivity.
He has coached more than 100 management and C-suite executives of large
organizations and startups in Canada, Dubai and other countries globally. As a
coach, he trains and mentors more than 25 businesses yearly. He coaches
corporate individuals on the subject of organizational success, strategy, and
personal development. His mentorship sessions on Leadership, customer
experience and relationship building bring about tremendous long-termresults.
Lukman worked with Wireless Trade Group in 1999- a Telecoms company based in
Toronto, where he led initiatives to penetrate and grow market share.
He was successful and the market share grew by more than 100 percent. During his
time, the company partnered with MTN (Nigeria) and Safaricom (Kenya)
distributingover 3 million smartphones in Africa. Wireless Trade Group Inc became
a major partner for mobile technologies across Africa and revenue grew from
$100,000 to over $12 million within the period.
Terry Opoku, better known as T-Nyce, is a Canadian music Producer, songwriter and a music Executive who is making prominent strides in North America’s music industry. He’s established himself as a key player early on in the game with a trifecta of talent to match. Discovering his love for music at an early age; it was his dexterity in harmonies, fusion and measure that pushed him into greatness and out of his inner city Toronto neighbourhood. In only a few short years T-Nyce has cultivated a very impressive resume. He is a two time ATL beat battle champion, and has collaborated with prominent artists such as: Sean Kingston, Belly, Tory Lanez, YG, Kid Ink, and most recently Cardi B, Bri Steves, and Motwon records own TheHxliday. T-Nyce just finished his 2 year term as an A&R manager at eOne Entertainment. He’s now an owner of a successful production/ management company called BestKeptSecrete. This company has produced and work with platinum artist like A Boogie, Young Thug, Pop Smoke and many more. He is also the founder of Create Academy, a songwriting incubator based in Toronto, Canada. Create Academy is already the pipeline for Canadian talent. It has already provided great opportunities for Canadian talents. Memorable and organic, his style is instantly recognizable. His attention to detail is what sets him apart from mediocrity, outlining the difference between his originality and numerous imitators. His personal experiences are the motivation behind his compositions. His goals of achieving success on the Billboard charts and becoming one of the greatest producers of his time is merely just beyond his reach; so as his career-defining moments amplify, so will his legacy in the game.
The company produced some of the country’s leading Afro dancers in the country. The collective has worked with French Montana, Yemi Alade, Akin, FIFA Canada, Afro fest, Arts Etobicoke, Sheridan College, York University and more. The company travelled to
Cape Coast, Ghana for Panafest Festival 2019 where they performed for President Akufo-Addo, international dignitaries and local chiefs.
Jay Smooth sincerely trusts that instrumental music has really allowed him to be confident within myself, have an understanding on what makes him happy in life; which is music, and has also taught him to never give up on his goals, to be a saxophonist. Jay Smooth strongly believes that life is too short to be unhappy!
If Jay Smooth can encourage you to pursue anything, that would be the ARTS! It is a vessel to express how you are feeling, thus guiding anyone to build his or her self esteem, and also provide positive mental health. It could be through movement, visual arts, Instrumental, poetry, etc… Jay Smooth Dares you to be different, Dares you to dream big, take positive risks, and to love yourself without forgetting the process or who you are.
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YouTube: @ Jays 2 Smooth
music and performance to the world.To see us on stage is to know what great performance is. Tropiks, bring the heat.