Godwin Tom, a well-known creative executive, has been chosen to head Sony Music Publishing’s Nigerian division.
Godwin will “expand the company’s global reach and support its growing portfolio of songwriters and composers across the area” as the managing director of Sony Music Publishing in Nigeria.
Godwin is a creative executive with more than 20 years of expertise, and he has influence in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. As CEO of the talent management company iManage Africa, he collaborated with several of Nigeria’s greatest musicians, including Wizkid, Davido, M.I. Abaga, Wande Coal, Waje, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, Beverly Naya, and many others.
On his appointment, Godwin said;
“I am honoured and humbled by the opportunity to work for the No. 1 music publisher in the world.
“Africa has so much talent, culture and uniqueness to share with the rest of the world and I am excited to be a part of the incredible global network of teams that will help build a home for Africa’s best songwriters.”
Guy Henderson, international president of Sony Music Publishing, expressed his trust in Godwin by saying,
“It is a real pleasure to be able to announce the appointment of Godwin Tom as the managing director of our start-up company in Nigeria.
As Sony Music Publishing enters West Africa, Godwin’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the market, as well as his background in music industry education make him the perfect leader for our business.
Together with our talented team in South Africa, Sony Music Publishing looks forward to an ongoing acceleration in its global African footprint.”