Meet the Faculty
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING, RCA RECORDS
Archie Davis is SVP of Marketing at RCA Records, and CEO of a joint venture label with the company entitled Six Course Music Group. Six Course’s recent campaign for fast food company Wendy’s with a 5-track mixtape titled “We Beefin?” won nine Cannes Lions awards and four Clio awards, including a Grand Prix, and brought Wendy’s a charting album on iTunes. Davis was previously SVP of Urban Marketing at Interscope Records, where he oversaw campaigns for Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Eardrummers, Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made-it, Rich The Kid as well as the “Black Panther” soundtrack. He had joined Interscope through their college marketing program in 2008.
CLASS: MUSIC MARKETING
HEAD OF LEGAL AND PARTNERSHIP, MTN GROUP
Iredumare Opeyemi is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria (LLB) and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (LLM ). He is a legal practitioner in Nigeria with years of experience in intellectual property, telecommunication and cyberspace Law.
Iredumare has experience in facilitating multi million dollars deals for his clients in catalog licensing, catalog acquisition, intellectual property estate valuation as well as developing music business models for various value chain members in the Sub-Saharan Africa creative industry.
Iredumare currently serves as the Head of Legal and Partnership for MTN Group and was appointed as Head Licensing and Partnership for MusicTime. He is responsible for catalogue licensing , catalogue acquisition and for establishing productive partnerships towards achieving sustainable music exploitation ecosystems in Africa and the Middle East.
CLASS: IP VALUATION
BRANDS & CULTURE LEAD, OLIVE TREE CONSULTS
Uche is a consumate marketing professional, with cognate experience working across creative and PR agencies, the music industry and key FMCG players. He is the host of a podcast that focuses on self growth. He currently works as the Brand Transformation Lead at Diageo.
CLASS: BRAND MARKETING
FOUNDER, LUMINATION GLOBAL NETWORK
Adaora Mbelu is the founder of Lumination Global Network, an organization on a mission to empower individuals and organizations to live a life of purpose. She is also the author of “This Thing Called Purpose”, a book that helps people understand the true essence of living with and through purpose.
CLASS: DOING PURPOSEFUL WORK
Wiseman Qinani Ngubo
Wiseman Qinani Ngubo is an experienced intellectual property lawyer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Africa’s fastest-growing collective management organizations, the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association.
CEO, ARISTOKRAT GROUP
Piriye Isokrari is the founder and CEO of the Aristokrat Group; an African media & entertainment firm, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
CLASS: MANAGEMENT & AnR
INNOVATOR, ROOTED AFRICA
Maureen Rutabingwa aka MoRoots is a professional marketer, innovator and classically trained pianist, saxophonist and vocalist. Equipped with 8 years experience of having managed, inspired and created global brands – Smirnoff Ice Guarana, Guinness Smooth & Uganda Waragi Coconut to name but a few. She is also known as one of Africa’s finest saxophonists and has performed on stages across East Africa and in the UK. She is passionate about all things creativity, Africa and it’s beautiful people. She currently works for Diageo and recently released her debut album ‘From The Sun’ for which she was also executive producer for.
CLASS: BRAND MARKETING
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY & OPERATIONS, WARNER MUSIC GROUP
Temi Adeniji is a Senior Vice President, International Strategy & Operations at Warner Music Group. In this role, she reports to Stu Bergen, CEO of International and Global Commercial Services, steering all stages of the M&A process from sourcing and negotiating through integration and formulating comprehensive analyses on core strategic issues. She also works closely with Alfonso Perez Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, in constructing tailored approaches to building rational operations in key emerging markets as well as ancillary business development activities.
Prior to WMG, Temi was an associate in the Debt Finance Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP working primarily on sponsor-side acquisition finance transactions.
Temi holds a BA degree from Princeton University, a JD from Columbia Law School and an LLM from University College London.
CLASS: RECORD DEALS (LABEL PERSPECTIVE)
FOUNDER, MUSE MEDIA NETWORKS
Ruddy is a serial Entrepreneur, Media Personality, Writer, Technophile, Content Curator, Producer amongst many interests.
He honed his leadership skills by previously working as Brand Representative for global entertainment giant Viacom’s MTV Base and then as Innovations Manager for Ghana’s leading media brand Multimedia Group Limited the parent company for Joy FM.
He later joined erstwhile Media Ghana as COO to spearhead the repositioning and transformation of its radio, TV and telecoms assets in the UK, Liberia and USA. Whilst there he led the development and initial build of Ghana’s first Triple Play service.
In Addition, he currently serves as Chief Executive of The Rave Group, an investment business with interest in Marketing Communications, cross platform content, Production, Technology, Experiential and digital marketing services.
Also, he is the Executive Producer for AfroNationGhana festival a part of the global AfroNation network, the world’s No.1 urban beach music event targeted at the African Urban diaspora.
He still serves as the Founder and Chairman of Muse Media Networks a multi-platform youth focused digital publisher with vertical extensions on TV and Radio.
CLASS: RECORD DEALS (LABEL PERSPECTIVE)
ASSOCIATE AT SHERIDAN
Coming to law from a background in music, Wale has built a burgeoning music practice representing rising stars from across the globe, working with talented artists, songwriters and producers as well as independent management and record companies.
With an approach that focuses exclusively on protecting his clients’ interests, he has developed a strong reputation for proactively supporting emerging artists in every aspect of their work and business, right from the start of their careers.
Wale’s work in the music and entertainment industry is informed by his substantial experience in live events, branding and social media, having previously worked with social media influencers, digital start-ups, advertising agencies and leading online merchandise companies.
CLASS: RECORD DEALS (ARTIST PERSPECTIVE)
SENIOR COUNSEL, ACAS-LAW
Tokunbo is a legal practitioner with years of experience in entertainment, intellectual property, technology, international business advisory, corporate restructuring, tax and finance transactions. She is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group of Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS-Law), where she is a core member of the Entertainment and Finance units of the Group.
Her broad experience in the above-mentioned areas together with her knowledge of the entertainment industry and her business acumen, allow her to proffer holistic advice to a wide range of clients in the creative space. Tokunbo regularly advises a varied clientele which comprises high-profile artistes, record labels, talent managers, producers, disc jockeys, music publishers, film production companies, actors, writers and so on.
She is passionate about entertainment and education.
CLASS: LEGAL DOCUMENTATION FOR THE RELEASE OF NEW MUSIC
SENIOR COUNSEL, ACAS-LAW
Kike Ojewale is a senior counsel in the law firm of Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS-Law) in the Corporate and Commercial Law Department. Kike specializes in Intellectual Property, Fashion, Sports, Media & Entertainment law. She has gathered over 7 years’ experience in these areas, dealing daily with creatives and other stakeholders in the creative industry and corporate world. Kike is responsible for managing the intellectual property portfolios (trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright) of large multinationals in the telecommunications, technology, entertainment and fashion industries. She also advises her clients on licensing, assignments, merchandising agreements and other related agreements. She prides herself in going above and beyond for her clients, ensuring that their interests are protected at all times. She is passionate about breaking barriers and changing the norm in her field of expertise.
CLASS: THE IP, ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA LAWYERS' ROLE
HEAD, ENTERTAINMENT LAW GROUP, ACAS-LAW
‘Yemisi Falaye is an Entertainment Lawyer. She works with the prestigious law firm of Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun and heads the Entertainment Law Group of the firm. ‘Yemisi has over the years garnered in-depth experience in providing premium legal advice and representation to individuals and organisations in the entertainment industries in Nigeria, which include film, music, theatre, art, television, radio, publishing and digital media.
Asides entertainment law, ‘Yemisi also has a wide-range experience in Intellectual Property, Immigration and Company Secretarial matters in Nigeria. She focuses on prosecution of trademark, patent, copyright and design on behalf of clients. She manages the immigration status of several expatriates in Nigeria and is involved in general corporate and commercial matters in the firm.