Mdundo Mixer Kenya: Get To Know The Panelists


Writer;Agnes Opondo

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As the anticipation for the Mdundo Mixer gets higher, we are keen to make sure you get to learn and understand how Mdundo's dream to reach the bigger African mass is crucial and beneficial to the content providers in the region.

With that,the event is set to take place in Nairobi this coming week and it will be graced by some of the most acclaimed profiles accross Kenya and in this article we give you a glance on who they really are-

Anyiko Owoko - Music Publicist| Culture Producer| Curator| Podcaster

Anyiko Owoko, a prominent Kenyan media and PR figure, is celebrated for her impactful contributions to the music and cultural landscape. Courtesy of her impressive work, she has rightfully earned the title of East Africa’s leading Entertainment and Music Publicist. As the founder of Anyiko Public Relations, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, she leads campaigns across Africa, notably for international clients such as Netflix, Sony Music, and Universal Music. Anyiko is renowned for her role as Coke Studio Africa’s Entertainment and Music Publicist, as well as for propelling the award-winning Band Sauti Sol to prominence. She is also the visionary behind the VIP ACCESS Culture & Culture podcast, syndicated on major platforms, showcasing over 100 African music stars. Anyiko continues to shape the industry through speaking engagements and hosting events, garnering accolades like Leading Ladies in PR (2023) and Kotex's She Can Award (2018).

Gloria Kaburu - Performance Media Lead Africa Hub Diageo PLC

Gloria Kaburu, the Performance Media Lead at Africa Digital Hub, Diageo, is a seasoned strategist adept in project management and media execution. She is very proficient in several Advertising fields such as Programmatic Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Advertising Operations, Performance Media, and App Advertising. Gloria has successfully steered media execution for brands like Upfield, Nestle ESAR, Absa, and Beiersdorf (Nivea) across diverse markets. Moreover, Gloria's leadership shines through as she has led and facilitated several training workshops and sessions for client, agency, and ad-partner teams, showcasing her commitment to advancing skills and knowledge in the advertising industry.

Moriasi Omambia - General Counsel| Head of Business Affairs Sauti Sol Entertainment| Top 40 Under 40 Men (2023)

Moriasi is an expert in Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Business law. His career spans over 12 years including notably serving as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for Sauti Sol Group Limited for over a decade. Committed to crafting African Solutions for global impact, Moriasi is an experienced strategic planner and adept negotiator. He has orchestrated high-profile brand engagements, leading to substantial revenue upsurges. His forte lies in fostering robust stakeholder relationships and cultivating supportive ecosystems for sustainable progress. Moriasi has gotten recognition for legal expertise, compliance stewardship, and advocacy for industry-specific policies. In 2023 he was among Kenya's top 40 under 40 men by Business Daily Africa and Nation Media Group.

Nameless - Award-Winning Singer & Songwriter| Performing Artist| Music Icon

David Mathenge, also known as Nameless, is an award-winning artist, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for timeless hits like “Boomba Train,” "Nasinzia," "Inspire," and "Megarider," he's a music luminary who propelled the Boomba genre, championing it as a quintessential Kenyan sound and inspiring numerous local talents. Since his emergence in 1999, Nameless has not only carved his legacy but also paved avenues for other Kenyan and East African artists. His discography boasts collaborations with stars such as Darassa, Khaligraph Jones, Nyashinski, Wahu, and E-Sir. With a rich portfolio spanning live performances, global tours, and loyal fan bases, Nameless is a force to reckon with. Accolades including Kisima Music Awards and Channel O Music Awards adorn his career. Additionally, his collaboration with his wife Wahu in “The Mzs” continues to yield chart-topping hits and portray him as the epitome of longevity in showbiz. Beyond music, his influence extends to partnerships with esteemed brands like Carrefour and Imperial Leather, and most recently Nip Nap Diapers showcasing his multifaceted success and enduring relevance in African entertainment.

Ryan Majiwa - Saracen Marketing Group Business Unit Lead

Ryan Majiwa, Business Unit Lead at Saracen OMD, boasts extensive experience as a Marketing Manager, excelling in FMCG, capital equipment, and automotive sectors across East Africa. His proven track record spans local and multinational organizations, showcasing prowess in Marketing Management, Digital Strategy, Media Buying, Market Research, and Management. Throughout his career, Ryan has proudly prioritized sustainable brand development and ongoing demand creation to drive value. Notable clients in his portfolio include Safaricom Limited, EABL, Britam, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Procter and Gamble, APA Insurance, and CMC Motors Group, underscoring his ability to deliver results across diverse industries and top-tier brands.

Bilha Ngaruiya - Country Lead ONErpm

Bilha Ngaruiya is a seasoned music executive with a decade of experience in the vibrant Kenyan entertainment industry. She has donned several hats such as A&R, Entertainment Journalist, Artist Tour Manager, and Content Manager in different entities such as Standard Media Group, Ziiki Media, and Full House Music. Currently, she is the country lead at leading digital distribution service and fan engagement platform ONErpm. She is also the Co-Founder of Premier Talent Agency, an organization dedicated to helping artists achieve their goals and as well as shape the entertainment industry in its entirety. Bilha has successfully propelled strategic initiatives, nurturing artist growth, and advancing a progressive music enterprise. Describing herself as the African Music Ambassador, she is driven by innovation and a vision to redefine Africa's music industry landscape, blending keen market insight, adept talent scouting, and successful record promotions. 


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