Up To Something crooner, Iyanya and Temple Management Company have been invited on an entertainment panel to speak at the Africa Business Conference holding at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
Iyanya who recently joined Mavin Records is joined by Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director of Communications, Temple Management Company, Lagos who will moderate the panel on the entertainment and sports panel at the conference.
The conference will be hosted by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in conjunction with the African Studies Program. It comes up on Saturday February 4, 2017 focuses on the theme; Time for Ownership: The Future of Business and Governance in Africa conference.
Expected to attract business leaders and investors, the conference will take place at the Rafik B. Hariri building on the main campus of Georgetown University.
A letter conveying the invitation was signed by Adeleke Adegbulugbe, Head Partnerships/ Georgetown Africa Business Conference, Georgetown University, Mcdonough School Of Business.
“Leveraging the internet and digital platforms, Afrobeats and Nigerian movies dominate continental airwaves and many diaspora playlists. What has been the development of the music and film industries across the continent? This panel will also discuss the potential of commercialization of sports,” Adegbulugbe said.
Also speaking, Femi Salawu, Media Rep, Temple Management Company’s revealed that Iyanya and the TMC team left the country while adding that the singer will also leverage the opportunity to meet discuss with international partners.
Currently in its second edition, organizers projected the conference to bring together over 30 leaders from across Africa to discuss the developments of various industries – including banking, energy, healthcare, and entertainment. The demography of attendees also spans business, government, nonprofits and academia interested in learning more about business in Africa. The conference will include a slew of speakers, including top executives from Proctor & Gamble, Kosmos Energy, Lilium Capital, and the World Bank.