by Muthoni Kimani
June 19, 2020
Angela holds a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Edinburgh in England; in a report, she stated that the field is her expertise, and she would pursue avenues to protect artists' rights in Sub Saharan countries.
Angela has been appointed as the Sub-Saharan Regional Director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). IFPI is a non-profit organization that promotes recorded music value, safeguards record producer rights, and expands the commercial uses of recorded music in member markets.
She stated, "First of all I'm elated being chosen from all the countries in Sub-Saharan African and for the office to be in Nairobi is exciting for me.
My duties will include supporting the recording industry in terms of policy work, advocacy, copyright issues, and empowering countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to ensure their music policies are beneficial to artists and ensure they get the rightful remuneration for the use of their works."
She argued that with the right policies, the creative sector could support thousands of jobs where people earn a living rightfully.