Nest to host high powered event on music and technology on March 30

Sauti Sol

Early stage VC firm Nest will host a forum on music and technology as part of its monthly entrepreneurship series called #WhatsNext. The forum will be on Wednesday March 30th 2016 at Carnivore Simba Saloon from 5pm.

Discussions at the forum will be on:

  • Distribution and piracy (online and digital)
  • Content and media partnerships
  • IP & royalties, platforms
  • Scaling start-ups
  • Entertainment experiences
  • Investment landscape
  • Role of different stakeholders
  • What the future of music and entertainment industry in Africa looks like

[Read: Kenya’s Ongair receives investment from Nest for expansion into Asia]

The forum will feature the following panels.

A. Music Business Panel

Moderator: Nik Patel – Regional Manager, East and Central Africa at Mi-Fone


1. Antony Karani – Founder of Time Square Entertainment
2. Rashmi Chugh – Head of Digital at Nation Media Group
3. David Mbatia – Regional Manager – (EA) at Endemol Shine Africa
4. Merit Simiyu – Acting CEO of Music Copyright Society of Kenya
5. Lee Kanyottu – Director at Kenya Association of Music Producers
6. Judy Ogana – General Manager at The Go Down Arts Centre

B. Artists

1. Cece Sagini – Upcoming Singer/ Song Writer
2. Dan Aceda – Benga Artist
3. David Murithi – Board Member at Kenya Copyright Board
4. Martin Nielsen – CEO and Founder 5. 6.Elijah Kitaka – cofounder and CTO at
5. Elijah Kitaka – Co-Founder and CTO at

C. Music Creative Panel

Moderator and Host: Conrad Gray aka G Money – DJ, MC, Promoter and Show Host at Home Boyz Radio


1. Timothy Rimbui – Music Producer, Songwriter, Music Exec. CEO/ Co-founder at
2. Anto Neosoul – Artiste Extraordinaire
3. Natalie Lukkenaer – Executive Director at Penya Afrika
4. Sauti Sol (Best African Group at All Africa Music Awards, Nominees MTV MAMA 2015 & BET Awards 2015 and 2014 MTV EMA Best African Act)
5. Elani Music (Nominee 2014 AFRIMA Winners Best Pop song)

To attend the event, kindly RSVP HERE.

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