Africa’s leading music publicist and media entrepreneur, Anyiko Owoko, launched the second season of VIP ACCESS: her YouTube show and its companion podcast featuring 18 music stars from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa and the US. The new season premiered on March 7th 2023 with new episodes every other Tuesday.
The new season spotlights rising and established hip hop stars from around the continent including fierce Kenyan femcees Groovy Jo, Maandy and Wangechi; Ghanaian rap king M.anifest, Uganda’s Fresh Prince Flex D’Paper and Kenyan star based in the US King Kanja. Certified Kenyan hitmakers: Vic West and Mutoriah will be joining the explosive season alongside contemporary, Jazz, R&B and soulful Kenyan music kings and queens: Meryl Paige, Olivia Ambani, Muthaka, Pryshon, Coster Ojwang’, Brian Nadra, Mbae; and South Africa’s Pilani Bubu.
From topics cutting across music-making, brand building, breaking big, career drive, and originality to emerging trends and genres; VIP ACCESS season 2 is an exclusive access into industry issues through the lens of Africa’s brightest and most talented. It’s also an exciting discovery into the emerging artists set to become Africa’s next biggest acts.
Anyiko is the founder of Anyiko Public Relations – a leading artists & culture PR agency, based in Nairobi, Kenya and steering campaigns across Africa. Best known for having worked as Coke Studio Africa’s Entertainment and Music Publicist from 2015 – 2019 and having steered Sauti Sol’s brand from an unknown quartet to Kenya’s biggest music export and Africa’s biggest music group; Anyiko continues to be an industry force and a staunch supporter of artists and the creative sector. She also works as Music and Events Curator for several outfits and cultural institutions. Most recently; she worked on the second season 2 of E! VIP Show (currently airing on DSTV Channel 124 every Sunday) by E! Entertainment as East & West Africa Publicist and an interviewer. She was also an African and Kenyan representative and speaker at Saudi Arabia’s XP Music Futures (2022) and the 2023 South Africa’s Showbiz Entertainment Africa Academy Conference in partnership with Gauteng Tourism.
VIP ACCESS SEASON 2 CREDITS:
Promo Editor: Ronin Productions
VO: Mixed & Mastered by Eric Musyoka at Decimal Records
Podcast Audio Producer: Fidel Maithya
Consulting Producers: SemaBOX, Dan Aceda & Doris Onyango
Photographer: Humphrey Gateri
Show Graphics: Oscar Wanjie
Show Assistants: Carol Wanambisi & Conso Mwaura
Creator, Producer & Executive Producer: Anyiko Owoko