Open House Series organisers, Aristokrat Group and Boomplay, have announced the list of mentors for the training and mentoring series. These mentors will provide resources (experience & training) into helping participants of the series develop their music-making ability in order to take them to the next level.

The Mentors

  • Piriye Isokrari, Founder/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aristokrat Group
  • Temi Adeniji, Managing Director, Warner South Africa
  • Tosin Sorinola, Director of Artiste & Media Relations at Boomplay
  • Godwin Tom, Founder, Music Business Academy for Africa
  • Abuchi Peter Ugwu, CEO, Chocolate City Music
  • Eneibimo Isokrari, COO, Aristokrat Group
  • Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Akotchaye Okio, International Development Officer for Africa at SACEM
  • Bukola Sawyerr Izeogu, Founder/CEO BukiHQ Media
  • Dolapo Amusat, Founder/CEO, WeTalk Sound
  • Focus Ramon, Sound Engineer/Music Producer
  • Timi ‘TMXO’ Aladeloba, Music Producer/Disc Jockey
  • Samuel Adepoju, Manager, Content and Strategy at Boomplay
  • Steve Jervier, Producer/A&R Executive, 31 East
  • Osagie Osarenz, Country Manager, ONErpm
  • Damilola Akinwunmi (a.k.a Dapper)
  • Mobolaji Kareem, Regional Head West Africa at EMPIRE
  • Eze Ezegozie, VP, Strategy & Market Development at EMPIRE
  • Wale Kalejaiye, Media and Entertainment Lawyer
  • David Bertil, MD, Universal Music Publishing.

At the programme, Aristokrat Group CEO, Isokrari said “The mentorship programme to be disseminated by the chosen professional greats include extensive music business courses, knowledge in songwriting and producing, performance, touring, marketing, social media, style and brand identity, to empower, mentor and realign Nigerian entertainment practitioners in an enabling environment that basically allows them work with artistes around the world, understand how the music business runs, how to earn and sustain earnings”

Sorinola, Boomplay’s director of artiste and media relations and lead mentor, said “With the Open House Vol 1 positioned to be the first of numerous projects scheduled to be produced from the Open House Series, the vision at the end of this project is to see the release and promotion of the Open House Vol 1 body of work. It is expected to be a finished product that will showcase a collaborative album of professionally produced tracks, to which these successful mentees own royalties. It will be a testament to their newly acquired skills and knowledge, with all tracks performed, produced and fully mixed and mastered by them.”

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