Vth Season has facilitated shows for Heavy K and Cassper Nyovest in Uganda and Mama Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Zahara in Rwanda as it expands its business operations to East Africa.
Vth Season facilitated the booking of Drum Boss, Heavy K, for the Blankets And Wine festival which took place this past weekend and saw Heavy K be the first Afro House DJ to perform live to an audience of 7000 people in Kampala and gain a new fan base.
Last month, the record label brought Cassper Nyovest for his first show in Uganda which saw him pull the biggest crowd for a Hip Hop artist in Kampala. Before that Vth Season took Afro Soul singer and songwriter, Berita to Uganda, and this July Vth Season will take Mama Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Zahara to Rwanda.
Vth Season intends to play a key role in bridging music and entertainment between East and Southern Africa and will present a turnkey solution to South African artists that would like to extend their music, brand and presence in East Africa.
Off the back of booking Heavy K, for the Blankets And Wine festival, Raphael Benza of Vth Season is speaking at the DOADOA conference taking place in Kampala, Uganda where he will sit on various panel sessions with local industry experts, from government ministers to stakeholders in entertainment across the continent. The DOADOA conference started yesterday and Raphael Benza will form part of more panel discussions tonight.
“Vth Season identified East Africa as a next frontier of growth 2 years ago. In all our travels across the region, Kampala stood out as the most vibrant, energised, hospitable city with the most growth potential for our unique business,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season.
“We have visited the city multiple times for music festivals, events, conferences and meetings with industry, media and government, and done the ground work to successfully launch operations in Uganda,” adds Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.
Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.