Feb 01, 2018, AMAN is proud to announce and welcome Mr. iKECHUKWU Onuorah as the newly appointed 2nd Vice-President of the association.
iKECHUKWU is the COO of ACI Entertainment, a Nigerian based world class entertainment company, positioned to provide first-class services, using national spread and global presence to bring the best experiences and solutions to clients. They provide a range of services such as Audio / Music Production, Event management, Studio Facilities, Film and Television Content, Soundtrack Production, Radio Jingles, Outdoor music instruments rental service and are also a Record Label.
He also sits on the planning committee and is the Talent / Stage Manager for Nigeria’s annual music and arts festival Gidi Fest, currently in its 5th year.
Previously he was the co-founder and CEO of Strictly Entertainment Music (now Strictly Digital Music), a music Distribution, Booking Agency and Management company representing African artists. He also worked with the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra as their Agent as well as the Urban Soul Orchestra both in the UK as their Business Manager. Additionally, he lectured in music business at Westminster and City Universities in London respectively.
In 2012 he orchestrated the Territory Focus “Region Down In Africa” report published by the UK weekly music business magazine, Music Week 09.11.12, along with “Afro-Beats, The Next Big Thing?” published on 16.11.12 by the British Phonographic Industries (BPI), who also organise the annual Brit Awards, administer the official charts 100 as well as are partners to the
Entertainment Retailers Association in Great Britain. That same year iKECHUKWU co-founded and launch The Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow (TAER) as forum for bringing together African and mainstream music professionals under one roof to discuss issues surrounding the progress of the genre. To date they have organised 8 series in association with Westminster University – Commercial Music department, Black Music Research Unit (BMRU), The Africa Centre London, Ravensbourne University, UK Trade & Investment, SXSW 2016 and the British Phonographic Industries (BPI).
"I am thrilled to be part of the AMAN family. My entire journey so far has always been in the capacity of serving or trying to impact positive change regardless of genre of music. I look forward to continuing that tradition and contributing to the growth of AMAN and the Nigerian music industry.”
Mr. Collins Ifeanyi Onwuneme Ajereh Enebeli. A.K.A. Mavin Grandpa, AMAN’s President, states “We are very excited and welcome iKECHUKWU to the team. We believe his contribution will be of immense value to AMAN and look forward to achieving our goals together over the coming years.”