9 June 2022 – The Epic Gig Episode III will this year relaunch a platform called Asikhutulisane. It is an artist workshop aimed at assisting those involved in the local entertainment industry with the tools they need to navigating an ever changing landscape. The theme of this year’s workshop is “Empowering the female performer” and will take place on 24 June at Malkerns Country Club.
Tammy Dlamini Event Director at The Epic Gig comments, “Over the years I have noticed that females in the entertainment industry tend to stick to certain roles and music genres. As much as there are those who venture out of these stereotypical areas, we need to see more females getting involved in every part of our industry; from music management, to sound technology, to song writing and wherever it is they wish to venture. We would also like to see more females venture into music genres that are not necessarily saturated with women such as hip hop and Amapiano, and have them be the song writers, owners and performers where possible. We will basically be unpacking every part of the industry and how women can take advantage of the opportunities that abound in the different areas.”
This year’s speaker line-up includes Buffalo Souljah from UNA Music Group, Luvo from Sony Africa, HaniG from Eswatini, Lynda Venter who will speak to Brand Management and Thobeka Nhlengethwa from The Executive Advisory Firm. Each of these speakers have mastered their field and will be sharing wisdom with those present that is unparalleled.
Dlamini continues, “As The Epic Gig we would like to see our industry continue to grow to world class standards. We value diversity and the uniqueness that our country brings to the global Arts and Culture stage and believe that we have something to offer that people from different backgrounds will love and
appreciate. Part of The Epic Gig Episode III’s ethos is to bring together entertainment, arts, culture and fashion from communities across Southern Africa and ultimately the globe. Through this integration we can create an export economy for our creative currency and as a result make a positive impact on our country’s GDP. All these initiatives are our way of giving back to our communities and making sure we develop our industry through skills and opportunities,”