About Me

Akapo Emmanuel

He is referred to as 'the man who revolutionized music education in Nigeria'. Akapo Emmanuel is an internationally recognized music educator, experienced music director, songwriter and renowned music business entrepreneur. He runs Nigeria’s best spread and most patronized music college (Tenstrings Music Institute), with several study centers spread across the country. 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 six consecutive years. He is a co-founder also, of other arts-inclined organisations, such as, Foundation for Arts and Sustainable Development (FASDEV), AllMusicBank, and FineNaija Incorporated and Total Entertainment Consults.

His ultimate goal is to breed first-class music professionals who will be sound creatively and commercially throughout their careers. His phenomenal and wholistic approach to music education has made him an accomplished professional and offered him the privilege of grooming tons of up-and-coming acts and high-profile musicians.