African Speakers and Artists (AS+A), East Africa’s leading speaker bureau, announces that it is expanding into Ghana and Nigeria, as it builds its portfolio of West African speakers and artists for the international market.
Headquartered in Nairobi, and with an office in London, AS+A already represents senior business leaders, artists and media personalities from across Africa.
The newest additions to AS+A’s talent roster are household names in Ghana and Nigeria: popular television presenter and actress, Joselyn Dumas, needs no introduction in Ghana, plus award winning Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim; award-winning Nigerian director and producer Tope Oshin; and multi award winning Nigerian actor, OC Ukeje.
Drawing from a wide range of sectors, from successful musicians, to celebrity TV chefs and tech entrepreneurs, other notable names on its East Africa roster include Erik Hersman, technologist and founder of Ushahidi, iHub and BRCK, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder and CEO of soleRebels Footwear, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, CEO of Wildlife Direct, Kiran Jethwa, TV celebrity chef, and popular afro-pop music group, Sauti Sol.
Announcing AS+A’s expansion into West Africa, George Issaias, Founder and CEO, commented on the new signings: “We have been building our base from East Africa, where we already represent a host of exceptional, and world class business leaders and artists, but our plan is to sign African talent from all over the continent as we grow, and we believe that the talent within Ghana can be better represented on the world stage.”
He continued: “Ghana’s creative media industry has a strong reputation outside of Africa, and of course Ghanaian speakers and artists bring their own perspective and insights to international audiences. Our job is to connect that talent to global brands, and to bring them world-wide exposure through international events and campaigns. We want all of our African performers, successful entrepreneurs and creative visionaries to get their share of voice and the international recognition they merit.”