Akotchaye Okio

Bio

Akotchayé Okio is international development officer for Africa at the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM), where he works to help improve authors’ rights protection and development on the continent.

Akotchayé Okio has been involved in the music industry for the past 20 years. Starting out as an artist and musician himself, he later went on to work as an entrepreneur within the cultural space in Africa, making his own contribution to the structural development of the sector within the region. He has worked as a festival and TV talent show promoter, as well as editor of a cultural magazine.

In addition, he was a member of the board of directors of the National Artistic Ensemble of Benin and served as channel manager for Africa at Believe Digital.

Okio has been based in France for several years and he continues to work closely with Africa.

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