Grammy: Recording Academy, Nigeria, others brainstorm on empowering African musicians 

Nigeria took part in a round table meeting with organisers of the Grammy Awards, Recording Academy, along with four other countries to investigate modalities for a Global African music upscale.

The meeting, which took place Tuesday at the Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, was aimed at elevating the vibrant music and culture of Africa unto the global stage.

The steering committee consisting of Ministers of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy of Kenya, Rwanda, a delegation from South Africa representing the Ministry in South Africa, the CEO of the Latin Recording Academy,  and representatives of Afrexim bank and the Recording Academy,  resolved to advance the creative industries across the continent and support the diverse artistic heritage. 

 A statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Thursday, signed by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the special assistant on Media and Publicity quoted the Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Barrister Hannatu Musa Musawa as remarking that Africa is the future of the music industry boom, adding that Nigeria is diversifying from oil to music, culture and entertainment which will fetch the country, $100 billion by 2030.

Musawa also called on member countries to support one another and embrace the African music project which will not only serve as a platform for global economic expansion but also as a tool for national reconciliation, unity and progress in Africa. 

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