Taponeswa Mavunga Appointed Director of Africa at Sony Music UK

Taponeswa Mavunga has been appointed Director of Africa at Sony Music UK, a newly created position that will expand the company’s scope within African music. She will report directly to Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland. 

Mavunga will be responsible for amplifying UK signed artists across Africa, as well as supporting artists within Africa to develop relationships, identify opportunities and increase visibility within the UK. She will work in close alignment with Mark Collen (EVP of UK International), the Sony Music UK labels and Sony Music Africa on artist strategy and will be the UK gateway for identifying local talent and opportunities within the region. 

 Mavunga joined Sony Music as Head of Publicity for Columbia UK in 2015, where she oversaw press strategy across the label’s roster and spearheaded campaigns for artists including Childish Gambino, Koffee, Wizkid, Davido and Rosalia.


Previously based in Johannesburg, Mavunga was Head of Talent and Music for Viacom Africa working on MTV Base, BET Africa and Nickelodeon channels. Prior to that, she was at Atlantic Records for more than 15 years and worked on artist campaigns including Ed Sheeran, JAY Z, Rudimental and Sean Paul.

Source: Music Business Worldwide
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