HiPipo music awards unveils ED Vianney Kushaba

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Africa’s fastest growing awards brand, #HiPipoMusicAwards has announced Mr. Vianney Kushaba, the Executive Director, Music Assembly.

Mr. Vianney Kushaba is a professional marketing consultant, Community Educator and Business Communication Specialist who has amassed a wealth of skills and proficiency from the various positions he has held.

Mr. Vianney Kushaba is not only creative, innovative, excellent at interpersonal relationships and leadership skills, he is efficient at meeting and delivering assignments and targets; excellent in financial management and accountability among others.

Over the years, Vianney Kushaba has gained great experience, insight and expertise that have greatly improved his skills in Marketing Consultancy, Mass Media communication, Talent Discovery, Management and Branding, Product Promotion, Music Label and Trade Marks management, among others.

He is a founding member of Viva Stars and has over the years played key roles in the music industry including finding and nurturing lots of raw, untapped musical potential.  In his capacity as a professional talent manager and events promoter, he has very authentic reach to key music industry stakeholders around East Africa.

While announcing this important designation and role, Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo noted that “In Mr. Vianney Kushaba, we have a Music Assembly, Executive Director that is hands on in the music industry with very effective skills in mobilizing and bringing stakeholders together while at the same time with a very strong understanding and appreciation of the music industry challenges. He is a walking treasure that can help shape the creative arts industry tremendously.”

#HiPipoMusicAwards, has introduced the Music Assembly that will be a composition of previous winners and nominees of HiPipo Music Awards, entertainment media personalities, talent, artists, and events managers and promoters among others.

“The Music Assembly is envisioned to become the leading not for profit society of music professionals, the Music Assembly will be committed to celebrating, honoring, and sustaining African music’s past, present, and future.” Innocent Kawooya added.

In a bid to collectively address the challenges of the music industry, the Music Assembly shall promote dialogue on issues affecting the music industry and how we can collectively address them at national, regional and continental levels.  This dialogue will result into national guidelines and policy contribution papers to the needed arms of governments such as executive and parliament and to private sector players in the music industry.  The Music Assembly will also have a vote that will contribute 30 per cent to 7 #HiPipoMusicAwards categories among which will be Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year while the rest of the categories as always will be fully decided by the fans vote.

“We welcome all industry stakeholders to host and engage Mr. Vianney Kushaba on matters concerning participation in the Music Assembly and the prestigious HiPipo Music Awards.”

About Mr. Vianney Kushaba

Vianney Kushaba is a Community Educator and Business Communication Specialist who has amassed a wealth of skills and proficiency from the various positions he has held.

Vianney Kushaba is not only creative, innovative, excellent at interpersonal relationships and leadership skills, he is efficient at meeting and delivering assignments and targets; excellent in financial management and accountability among others.

He has handled many projects among which include;

  • Programme Presenter/Producer with Radio Uganda (2001 to 2003)
  • Editor of The East Africa University Games Publications/Magazines, Makerere University Sports and Games Union (2004 to 2005)
  • Manager Events, Brands and Promotions with Movit Products Ltd, and Viva Stars Uganda (2005 to 2008)
  • From 2009 to 2016, he provided Consultancy services on Brand Development and Staff Training to Nevia Company Ltd,
  • Consultancy on National Product Promotions and Hair Dressing Workshops with Aliyzeco Industries Ltd, and
  • Consultancy on Export Market in East Africa and Business Development with Samona Products Ltd.
  • Represented Uganda at the International Business Trade Fairs as a Business Development Consultant in Kenya, Tanzania Saba Saba, Rwanda- Kigali Expo, Burundi, Zambia and Dubai for over 6 Years.

Vianney has also run and managed Music Related Projects including;

  • Entertainment and Music Freelance Reporting at Radio Uganda (1998 to 2002)
  • Sponsoring of Top Musicians Concerts and Events between 2005 and 2008, including Jose Chameleone Concerts, Henry Tigan, East Africa Carnival Kiwatule by Bebe Cool, Tujakukesa by Eagles Production in Masaka and Nakivubo.
  • Introduction of the Viva Stars Music Group in 2008
  • Performances by Viva Stars at Orange Carnivals in Kampala, Masaka, Mbarara, Jinja and Mbale 2009.
  • Chairman and Organizing Consultant for the Tree Planting Festival in Hoima (2010) which was sponsored by NEMA, CSWCT, NFA, Ethiopian Airline and attracted over 100,000 people at its climax at the Boma Grounds in Hoima, the conservation Concert attracted well over 30,000 people with performances by Bobi Wine, Radio and Weasel, Viva Stars (the Host) and other 20 Ugandan musicians.
  • Eddy Kenzo Concert in Mbale (2012) which attracted over 12,000 people
  • Street Jam Mbale and Hoima 2013 and 2014 respectively.
  • KCCA Carnival 2015 Movit Products Ltd, Best Stage. With Great Performances by Jose Chameleone and Other 15 Ugandan musicians.

Over the years, Vianney Kushaba has gained great experience, insight and expertise that have greatly improved his skills in Marketing Consultancy, Mass Media communication, Talent Discovery, Management and Branding, Product Promotion, Music Label and Trade Marks management, among others.

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