Eddie K Hatitye

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Eddie Hatitye is the executive director of the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), a non-profit pan-African initiative that he has led since its establishment in 2011. Headquartered in Johannesburg, MIAF stands as one of the most active cultural organizations in Africa. Over the course of more than a decade, Eddie has actively engaged in the culture and creative sector, making significant contributions to the establishment of crucial structures across the continent.

With an MBA degree and an honors degree in music and musicology, Eddie has played a pivotal role in the conception and implementation of numerous continental arts programs. These initiatives encompass a diverse range of areas, including media, artist mobility, continental funding programs, business development programs for social enterprises, talent discovery, concerts, conferences, festivals, and research programs, among others.

Prior to his instrumental role in MIAF, Eddie held the position of senior project manager at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. He also served as the head of content and editor at Music Industry Online, South Africa's leading online music industry portal during that time. Furthermore, Eddie has shared his expertise on notable music-related projects in South Africa, successfully launching Pro-Systems, a distinguished print publication catering to the live event, audio-visual, and broadcast industries.

Complementing his role in the music industry, Eddie is an accomplished music producer and forms one half of the music production duo Epic Minds. Under Epic Minds, Eddie produced tracks with renowned African artists such as Skales (Nigeria), 2023 BET nominee Camidoh (Ghana), and S’Villa (South Africa).

With a profound understanding of the African music industry, Eddie has received invitations to deliver keynote addresses and presentations at prestigious music platforms worldwide. Notable events include MIDEM (France), WOMEX (UK), Music Exchange (South Africa), Moshito (South Africa), Musikmesse (Germany), Canadian Music Week (Canada), and the Pan-African Creative Exchange conference.

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