Successful international musician, Akon was in Dakar this weekend to present plans to extend the Musikbi platform, of which he is now the majority shareholder.
By coming more and more to Senegal, I could soon speak better Wolof and speak to journalists in this language, “said on Saturday, the American singer of Senegalese origin, Akon.
He was in a press conference at a hotel in Dakar. His wish could be realized very soon, since he now has a business in his country of origin. Indeed, it has just bought 50% of the shares of the musikbi platform. “I accomplished everything I had to accomplish in my musical career. I wanted to do something else. I wanted to create a platform for selling music online, when I was told about musikbi. Mbacké Dioum, who is like my representative in Africa, has taken care of everything and has done everything possible to set up this collaboration, “Akon said.
Musikbi belonged entirely to Senegalese. It had problems for its expansion, since it sold only 15,000 titles, the first year of existence. Today, she could experience a much better lot with a majority shareholder of Akon’s caliber. Moreover, the duettist of Youssou Ndour in “Conquer the world” came with projects in his suitcases. One of them is the construction of a seat for the platform in Senegal. The seat will be here and there will be a branch in Los Angeles. We want to build a large building in Senegal. There will be several recording studios capable of producing quality sound and videos that will serve content on television, “he said.
Thus, Musikbi will be more than a platform for music distribution. It is announced the creation of an online television. The promotion of the various artists signed by Musikbi will be made there. Another platform will be offered to them by the box, also through the holding of a festival “Musikbi”. “Ticketbi” will be set up next to allow both parties to be able to buy concert tickets and other events by not moving. From music to streaming, Musikbi now plans to offer it as well. These extensions will enable promoters to make the platform the “first African”. Because, the ambition is to sign stars and African stars.
Akon wants to put them all in good conditions. “My experience as an artist has allowed me to know that often the artist is the least paid, yet he is the one who gives himself the most.
African artists do not know how to make money with music. With Musikbi, they will know how to do business, “promised AKon. With his team, they plan to pay the fees of different authors and show them in real time what they earn.