Femme Africa and multi-award-winning label Platoon are coming together to host this year’s edition of She Runs The Board (SRTB), a global music program for women. Platoon is an international artist services company which provides innovative tools and programs to help talent from around the world build their careers and reach new fans.
She Runs The Board was created by Platoon’s Linda Ayoola, Head of Music, Africa & Services, and Grace Hsiu, Senior Manager of Artist Strategy as a play to help improve the quality of representation of female and non-binary songwriters, producers, and engineers within the African music industry. It aims to create a safe and open experience for newbies in music to connect with peers and mentors.
Femme Africa is constantly striving to create more opportunities for women in the music industry across Africa while equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the field. Similar to Femme Africa’s Sound Lab program in July, She Runs The Board will empower more women to play active roles in the music scene. “We’re so excited to work with Platoon to connect aspiring producers, engineers and songwriters to the knowledge and opportunities they deserve,” said Ayomide Dokunmu, founder and CEO of Femme Africa. “Ultimately a continuation of our work to increase the representation for women in these (and all) professional fields, we cannot wait to meet the next generation of women who Run The Boards.”
“As someone deeply connected to my Nigerian heritage, the global ascent of Nigerian music has been an incredibly inspiring journey to witness. This is precisely why creating programs like She Runs The Boards is so important to me. I have a deep passion for nurturing collaboration among creative women and creating safe spaces, so launching this initiative was an unequivocal decision.” Said Linda Ayoola, Expansion Lead and Head of Music, Platoon, Africa.
The one-day immersive music program will include workshops, mentoring sessions, and classes on songwriting, producing, mix mastering, and the art of broadcasting. Masterclasses will be led by Nigerian singer and songwriter Kah-Lo, producer Dunnie, Founder of Audi Girl Africa Febe Adedamola and media personality Temi Balogun. Applications for the program are open to women with all experience levels, including beginners.
Date: Thursday 19th October
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Lekki Phase 1
To apply, click here.