#TheCookoutAfrica Opens Registration For Songwriting Masterclass

by Yinka Akanbi

The African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with Grammy-nominated composer and producer, Vincent Le Carl Berry II, is calling on emerging and established songwriters to enrol for #TheCookoutAfrica virtual songwriting masterclass.

This year’s edition is heading to Anglophone Western Africa on Wednesday September 23 at 6pm (WAT). It is open to songwriters from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia and Sierra Leone.

“These interactive and fully collaborative on-line songwriting sessions are part of the build-up to the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021), and provide both aspiring and professional songwriters the opportunity to write a song, in real time, with Grammy winning composer and producer, Vincent Berry II who will work to place the song commercially, with all official songwriting collaborators sharing in the publishing rights,” organisers said in a statement made available to TCN over the weekend.

#TheCookoutAfrica is a resource that empowers African songwriters to highlight their creativity, as well as promote team building and collaboration.

“This IATF2021 series of events is just one activation aimed at enabling Africa’s creative industries to continue to produce fresh, conscious, and culturally relevant content in a sustainable and cutting-edge manner,” the statement continued.

The unique song writing opportunity is free, however pre-registration which ends on September 22 is essential.

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