He is referred to as ‘the man who revolutionized music education in Nigeria’. Akapo Emmanuel is an internationally recognized creative entrepreneur, with iconic skills and achievements as a music educator, director, record producer, writer, artist manager and showbiz consultant.
He runs Nigeria’s biggest and most patronized music college (Tenstrings Music Institute), with several study centers across the country. The institute has trained over 10,000 persons in about a decade and enrols students from 12 other countries. He has got close to a decade and a half music making and teaching experience, having served as a resource person and consultant to over 30 institutions in Nigeria and abroad.
He is the author of the popular music handbook ‘You’ve Got Music’ which ranks as the biggest and most comprehensive music training book published by a Nigerian ever (584 pages and a 2hr DVD). He has also authored other works, such as ESSENTIALS OF SINGING and several music training materials. He was a member of panel of judges for the World Music Festival, Norway 2005. He is a recipient of the Century International Quality Era Award (Switzerland 2013).
Akapo is also the founder and convener of the annual Nigeria Music Conference (NMC), which has held for seven consecutive years. He’s the co-founder of other arts-inclined organisations, such as, Foundation for Arts and Sustainable Development (FASDEV), AllMusicBank Inc, Tenstrings Music Management & Promotions Company, BuyInstruments.ng and Lekki Community Choir.
In 2016, he was appointed by Motherland Beckons as the chief producer for their television station – Atunda Tv ( the first 100% African-content entertainment television station in Africa – www.Atunda.tv). He has since then been producing and directing many contents for the television, ranging from celebrity interviews to major events and live concerts to international festivals.
In December 2017, he founded Black Fragrance Foundation: a social enterprise that seeks to foster sustainable development in Nigeria through entrepreneurial and social innovations that improve access to education, strengthen the creative economy, develop enterprise and promote peace. (www.blackfragrance.org)
He owns two of Nigeria’s leading music blogs: www.NaijaMusic247.com and www.SoundAfrika.com.
Emmanuel is a member of the Rotary Club of Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos, and has been appointed as the Chairman, Youth Service, for the year 2017/2018.
His ultimate passion hinges on the business of talents: engaging, empowering an exposing talented young people in the performing and creative arts, to the point they are commercially successful throughout their career life-span. His phenomenal and holistic approach to the creative business has made him an accomplished professional and offered him the privilege of working with tons of up-and-coming acts as well as high-profile talents.
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