He is referred to as 'the man who revolutionized music education in Nigeria'. Akapo Emmanuel is an internationally recognized music entrepreneur, with iconic skills and achievements as a music educator, director, record producer, writer, artist manager and showbiz consultant. He runs Nigeria’s biggest and most patronized music college (Tenstrings Music Institute), with several study centers spread across the country. The institute has trained over 10000 persons in about a decade and enrols students from 12 other countries.
He’s got close to a decade and a half music making and teaching experience, having served as a resource person and consultant to over 30 institutions in Nigeria and abroad.
He is the author of the best seller 'You've Got Music' which ranks as the biggest and most comprehensive music training book published by a Nigerian ever (584 pages and a 2hr DVD). He has also authored other works, such as ESSENTIALS OF SINGING and several music training materials. He was a member of panel of judges at the World Music Festival, Norway 2005. He is a recipient of the Century International Quality Era Award (Switzerland 2013).
Akapo is also the founder and convener of the Annual Nigeria Music Conference (NMC), which has held for seven consecutive years. He’s the co-founder also, of other arts-inclined organisations, such as, Foundation for Arts and Sustainable Development (FASDEV), AllMusicBank Inc, Tenstrings Music Management & Promotions Company, BuyInstruments.ng and Lekki Community Choir.
In 2016, he was appointed by Motherland Beckons as the chief producer for their television station - Atunda Tv ( the first 100% African-content entertainment television station in Africa - www.Atunda.tv). He has since then been producing and directing many contents for the television, ranging from celebrity interviews to major events, including live concerts and international festivals.
He owns two of Nigeria's leading music blogs: www.NaijaMusic247.com and www.SoundAfrika.com (covering music updates across Africa).
Emmanuel is a member of the Rotary Club of Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos, and has been appointed as the Chairman, Youth Service, for the year 2017/2018.
His ultimate passion hinges on the business of talents: engaging, empowering an exposing talented young persons to the point they are commercially successful throughout their career life cycles. His phenomenal and wholistic approach to music business has made him an accomplished professional and offered him the privilege of working with tons of up-and-coming acts and high-profile musicians.
Akapo is a devout Christian. He is a goal-getter. He is simple, kindhearted, peace-loving, humorous, but very principled.
His utmost goal is to become Africa’s biggest and most renowned performing-arts education provider and entertainment business icon, while still having and sharing fun from making and playing good music.