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MTV, KZN offer youth music workshop

The upcoming MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal Music Industry Workshop aims to give a helping hand to music industry hopefuls who see themselves as the next DJ Tira, 2Face or Fally Ipupa, and who are looking to establish a productive career.
MTV, KZN offer youth music workshop

The youth empowerment workshop, which happens in tandem with all-star concert MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, will be held at the Playhouse, Durban on Friday, 17 May 2013, between 9.30am and 2pm.

Put together by music channel MTV Base and KwaZulu-Natal province, the free workshop aims to provide insights into the music business, tapping into the knowledge and experience of established musicians, managers and industry insiders. Topics under consideration will include "Getting Out There", a module which discusses innovative ways for musicians to promote themselves and their music; "Music and Money", a session on how to monetise your product; and "Bands as Brands".

More than 300 students and up-and-coming musicians from the Durban area have been invited to attend the workshop.

Participating in the workshop will be:

  • South African recording artist and producer DJ Cleo
  • Efe Omorogbe, manager to Nigerian celebrity 2Face
  • Congolese "Sexy Dance" originator Fally Ipupa and his manager Madina Djoboungue
  • Gagasi FM programming manager Vukile Zondi
  • Celebrity public relations practitioner Farah Fortune
  • Tonya Merritt, manager to D'Banj
  • Refiloe Ramogase, manager to Kuli Chana and TKZee

Representing MTV Base will be Alex Okosi, senior vice-president and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, who will be joining the "Getting Out There" panel, and MTV legal representative Alishia Chotu, who will participate in the "Music and Money" session.

The sessions will be moderated by MTV VJ Sizwe Dhlomo. Highlights of the workshop sessions will be edited and available at from 25 May 2013.

For further information about the workshop, and for a chance to attend, go to

To find out more about the MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, go to Gagasi FM is the official radio partner of the concert.

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