Representing groundbreaking events
AS+A has had the privilege of being a part of groundbreaking events over the past month. The historic Giants Club Summit, which was the brainchild of AS+A speaker, conservationist, anti-poaching activist, and founder of Space for Giants, Dr Max Graham, saw the ‘start of a conservation revolution’. Dr Graham hosted the event together with President Uhuru Kenyatta, shifting paradigms in the conservation industry and challenging the status quo of the illegal wildlife trade.
AS+A speaker and conservation inspiration Dr. Paula Kahumbu of Wildlife Direct was also very involved in the campaigns supporting the Giants Club Summit, and was a driving force behind the ivory burn – the largest ivory burn the world has seen to date.
In addition to this historic conservation event, AS+A Speaker Bonney Tunya has been a busy man representing AS+A at various world-class business, finance and economic events. Bonney is CNBC Africa’s East Africa Anchor, and he has a wealth of experience moderating and speaking at high-level financial and economic debates. He moderated the Global Trade Review’s East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference held in Nairobi, as well as the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted in Rwanda for the first time.
AS+A expands into West Africa
Big and exciting announcements were recently made from the AS+A headquarters, as we head to the heart of the hustle, expanding to West Africa, namely Nigeria and Ghana – home to some of the most recognizable names to come out of the continent!
AS+A in the Mail&Guardian
We at AS+A are banking on talented African individuals, representing the most innovative and creative minds and voices in East Africa. The Mail & Guardian recently featured a great article on AS+A, featuring AS+A talent Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin, Zain Verjee, Mark Kaigwa, Aly-Khan Satchu, Patrick E. Ngowi, Sautisol and Nse Ikpe-Etim. Read the full article here.
A Month of Music
Things are heating up on the music front too, as we have recently signed four new artists to our roster: boundary-breaking musical collaborative The Nile Project; hip-hop singer songwriter Gael Faye; the inventor of afro-cosmic-archeology, DJ producer Gregg Tendwa; and Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based and genre-bending musician Sinkane. We are calling June “A Month of Music” and will be keeping you updated and entertained with all things ‘Afromusic’ – from festivals to look out for across the continent, playlists to inspire you, to #MusicMondays and DJ Fridays to keep you grooving throughout the week!
Aside from all our new and exciting developments, here are a few other interesting snippets from the Mother Continent:
AS+A founder and MD, George Issaias, participates in the 2016 Rhino Charge, which raised a record KES 139 million for conserving Kenya’s water towers!
African music is in the spotlight with London’s annual summer celebration of music set to focus on the sounds of Africa, and the continent’s first pan-African music business conference held in Nigeria! Read more here on how the world is tuning in to African music!Read more Read less