The Ongea Summit went down at the Sarit Center Expo Hall from 20th to 23rd February 2020. The summit which brought together both local and global players from the entertainment industry featured entertaining and educative sessions for the attendees. Creatives from the music-related industries such as musicians, DJs, poets, Youtubers, filmmakers, music producers and spoken word artistes among others showed up in numbers to learn, network and get entertained.
This was the 5th edition of the summit which brought to life Industry Panel Talk Discussions, Trade Exhibitions, Showcase Performances and Open Mic segments among others. The event was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage of Kenya Amb Dr Amina C. Mohammed, the Principal Secretary Josephta Oyiela Mukobe, the Director of Permanent Presidential Music Commission Donald Otoyo and the Founder of Ongea Summit Mike Strano.
Some of the key speakers included Berlin-based DJ Angelo who is the Reloop brand ambassador, Activist Boniface Mwangi, Intellectual Property Lawyer Liz Lenjo, Rapper Octopizo, Kikoromeo Managing Director Ann Mccreath, Senator Sylvia Kasanga, Head of Music (A&R) Mdundo Wanjiku Koinange, Entrepreneur and Singer Muthoni Drummer Queen and Singer Nameless among others. Online Audiences, Wellness in the Creative Industry, Activism, Exposure and Exploitation were some of the key topics of discussion in the industry panel talks.
There were also showcase perfomances from both upcoming and established artistes such as Nikita Kering, Kenny Bizzoh, Shukid, Mankind, Laura Stacy, Amani Baya, Gravitti Band, Boondocks Gang, Joyce Omondi, Saumu, Agolla, Anto Neosoul, Chap Fam, Niuru, Anje, Donado and Tetu Shani among others.
Ongea Summit 2020 was proudly sponsored by reputable corporates such as Switch TV, Kiss FM, Xpose, Sound Creations, Kubamba Radio, Phat Buzz and Mpasho among others.
Images courtesy of Ongea Summit.