Sony Music Publishing opens office in Nigeria, Godwin Tom leads

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Sony Music Publishing opens a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. Creative exec Godwin Tom will lead as managing director.

As the leader of Sony Music Publishing’s Nigerian division, Godwin will enhance the company’s global reach and support its growing list of songwriters and composers in the region.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to work for the world’s leading music publisher,” said Godwin. “Africa has so much talent, culture and uniqueness to share with the rest of the world and I am thrilled to be part of the incredible global network of teams that will help build a home for the best songwriters from Africa.”

Godwin Tom will report to Sony Music Publishing International President Guy Henderson. “It is a real pleasure to be able to announce the appointment of Godwin Tom as Managing Director of our start-up in Nigeria,” adds Henderson.

“As Sony Music Publishing enters West Africa, Godwin’s wealth of experience and market knowledge, as well as his background in teaching the music industry, make him the ideal leader to our enterprise. Together with our talented team in South Africa, Sony Music Publishing looks forward to a continued acceleration of its global footprint in Africa.

With over twenty years of experience, Godwin Tom has in-depth knowledge of the African music industry and has built relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Most recently, Godwin was CEO of talent management company iManage Africa, where he worked alongside top talent including Wizkid, Davido, Waje, MI, Wande Coal, Ice Prince, Bez, Show Dem Camp, Beverly Naya, Yung6ix, Jessy Jagz, Rooftop MCs, Solid Star, Ayo Jay, Ikon and many more.

Over the past few years, Godwin has also supported the development of future industry leaders through the Music Business Academy for Africa, an online learning platform dedicated to training the next generation of music professionals. and entertainment.

Sony Music Publishing is continually expanding its presence in West Africa. The label recently signed Ghanaian pop group Gyakie. “If you look at where we started and where we are now, there has been a lot of growth in Oluwaseun Lloyd,” said Sony Music West Africa COO. Music in Africa. “The Sony Music West Africa office, due to the successes of our artists, has now become essential. So we have a lot of internationals contacting us, and we also have a lot of requirements to meet. We want to be able to do more. »

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