Come see, participate and network with all this music business going in various African metropolis in this month of November 2018. A combination of music festivals; workshops; panel discussions; showcases and keynotes focusing on the continental African music industry and its genres await you 

  • ACCES || Music In Africa

15 - 17 NOVEMBER

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya National Theater


ACCES, also known as the Music In Africa Conference for Collaboration, Exchange and Showcases, is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year attracting active music industry players from around the globe.

Why you should attend
1) Connect with the African music sector
2) Promote your work/business
3) Meet local and global professionals
4) Build new partnerships
5) Gain new knowledge
6) Share your ideas
7) Discover talent

Partners: Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, the Permanent Presidential Music Commission, Kenya Cultural Centre, ONGEA, Ketebul Music, Samro Foundation, Midem, Busara Promotions, Bayimba Festival, and WOMEX.

Schedule of Events / Programs


14 - 16 NOVEMBER

Johannesburg, South Africa

Sandton Convention Centre


DISCOP (content, adaptation right and project market has become Africa’s #1 destination for content production, acquisition and distribution business.

This upcoming edition will welcome 1,500+ participants including 1,000+ acquisition, production and distribution executives from 70 countries, including:

  • 400+ acquisition and development executives representing broadcasters, premium cable channels, mobile operators and streaming platforms operating in Sub-Saharan Africa;

  • 200+ global and regional distributors representing Africa's and the rest of the world's most popular entertainment brands;

  • 400+ up-and-coming / established producers of homegrown film, television and digital content.

The 2018 Johannesburg edition of DISCOP is specifically tailored to meet the demand of a rapidly changing audiovisual landscape under the influence of a marked preference for home-grown content, the emergence of local talents, viewers’ migration to mobile screens and faster and cheaper Internet.

Schedule of Events / Programs 


  •  YoYoTingz Hip Hop Festival

19 - 25 NOVEMBER

Accra Ghana

La Raceway Course


 From Monday 19th to Sunday 25th November 2018, the Accra based collective yoyo tinz will invite Accra’s population to experience its very first hip hop festival.

yoyo tinz is a cultural organisation aiming at promoting, documenting and archiving hip hop culture in Ghana and beyond, with a strong emphasis on sharing knowledge about the culture and the societies from which they are created. The organisation has been operating since 2013.

Here is what to expect from the maiden edition of this particular GHanaian Hip Hop Festival. Rapping, DJaying, Beatboxing, Breakdancing, graffiti and urban fashion from a distinct African eye. 

Schedule of Events / Programs

  • The SHUTDOWN 18 DJ Workshop + Symposium. 


Accra, Ghana

BBnZ Studios



Register to be part of the conversation! 


WORKSHOP: Understand basic software creative uses, features and expansion packs for performance and production. Experience two turntable and mixer set-ups. 

SYMPOSIUM: Branding yourself as a DJ; Financial management and DJaying as an art. 

  • AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) AFRICA Music Business Summit

22 NOVEMBER 08:30 - 16:00 hrs

Accra, Ghana



The Africa Music Business Summit will bring to the front burner vital issues affecting the music industry in Africa. Music Professionals, music executives and government officials across the continent will gather to develop a synergistic progress on the evolution in the music market, technology disruptions, and music business financing.

  • AFRIMA Music Village Grand Concert

22 NOVEMBER from 17:00 hrs to the break of dawn ... the next day.

Accra, Ghana

Independence (Black Star) Square


Over 40 international top music artists. Broadcast live on satellite TV DSTV 196, GoTV 129 + HipTv 324

Admjssion is free! 

  • The 5th AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) ceremony.


Accra, Ghana

Accra International Conference Center



Red carpet starts at 16:00 hrs WAT

Ceremony begins at 19:00 hrs.  

Broadcast live on DSTV / HIPTv + GOTV. 

AuthorRab Bakari