Franck Kacou | Universal Music Africa - General Director

Universal Music Africa
After 3 years of helping building the boat, he became Universal Music Africa’s Head of Label & Publishing in 2018, signing artists like DJ ARAFAT or TOOFAN. Universal Music Africa Managing Director for a year now and despite the global pandemic, Franck Kacou has definitely played a leading role in creating tailored and creative business and communication patterns for the African market. He already added to his credits structuring business moves with the signing of key brand and digital partnerships with powerful partner on the African continent such as the DSP Boomplay or the telco Orange. Universal Music Africa also turned into a major uplifting actor for live scene on the African soil in 2020. Franck Kacou’s team indeed started year 2020 with a bang with the production of a huge Burnaboy show in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in January. Right after the lifting of the Covid restrictions in a number african countries, Universal Music Africa has been the very first actor to bring back live stage performances on the african continent with a series of 5 super successful concerts in December. Moreover Universal Music Africa has also been able to set up a high impact launch for two new labels Def Jam Africa and Motown Gospel Africa. Franck is one of the very few French speaking African market experts, thanks to his background achievements and network.