APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHAIRMAN AT KENYA ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC PRODUCERS

The Board of Directors of Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), wish to announce that Mr. Japheth Kasanga, OGW has been appointed Chairman of the Board, with effect from 31 January 2018.

Mr. Japheth Kassanga one of the founding Directors of Kenya Association of Music Producers has been serving as the Vice chairman of the company and the Board determined that Kasanga’s strong industry experience and deep knowledge of the company presented him as an excellent candidate for the chairman role from existing Board members.

Clifford Mabele Wefwafwa, KAMP Chief Executive Officer, Said:

“On behalf of the company, I would like to welcome Mr. Japheth Kasanga as the new KAMP Chairman. Mr. Kasanga takes over the role at an important time for the company as it navigates through the continuing company growth and integration process for Joint Collection with other Collective Management organization and his in-depth understanding of industry issues is critical. We are pleased to have someone with the right skills, industry knowledge and deep understanding of the company from within the board to assume the crucial role of Chairman. Mr. Japheth Kasanga is an experienced leader with a proven record of accomplishments in the music and creative industry and I wish him and the rest of the Board all the best for the future.”

Mr Kasanga is a renowned musician, music producer and publisher not only in Kenya but also in East and Central African Regions. He is also a Director of Kasanga Music Centre (KMC), Kassanga Music Shops (KMS) and Hit score Recording Studios among others, with a catalogue in the market of over 400 productions.

Mr. Kasanga’s involvement in the music industry spanning more than 30 years, has earned him several Awards for his outstanding contribution from: Kisima Awards, Groove Awards, Kenya Festival, AFLEWO and the Presidential Recognition Award-OGW among others. Being one of the founder Directors of KAMP, Mr. Kasanga has also served as board member in the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) among other boards in the music fraternity and in other Organizations within Kenya.

 Mr. Kasanga has extensive experience in various strategic leadership roles. He brings a substantial wealth of expertise and knowledge which will ensure the company’s continued commitment to achieve its core mandates of delivering for the members and the Industry.