Chinedu ‘Chin’ Okeke is an Impresario and Entertainment-Entrepreneur set on changing the conversation about Africa. A Law Graduate (LLB) from the University of Bristol, he holds a diploma in Chinese from Tsinghua University, Beijing. His career in the entertainment industry started at an early age as he grew up playing the piano, drums, singing and acting. In high school, he began promoting in London through to University at Bristol where he started to produce larger events; a highlight was producing the Bristol Fashion show during which he raised £200,000. Chin founded Eclipse Group in March 2010 initially as a production company for live events, soon followed by a Brand Agency in 2011, a branding and communications company
which has developed entertainment properties for multinationals like Pepsi, RedBull Bollinger and Nokia to name a few, as well as representing talents as brands across music, TV and film. In 2013, Chin launched Eclipse Live, an entertainment company focused on bringing live, affordable and accessible entertainment to the youth of Africa. At Eclipse Live, Chin developed The Gidi Culture Festival, which is the biggest music festival in West Africa and SeatGate, a B2B white label ticketing solution for promoters and venues. The Gidi Culture Festival has been coined as defining the progression of music and urban youth culture in Africa as it’s known today. Eclipse also operates as a promoter for emerging artists and producing events like festivals and concerts for clients. Chin is a member of the Steering Council for the ILMC Futures Forum and has been named one of the 10 most powerful people in entertainment on YNaija’s Power list. He is also a founding Trustee of the ECHO Music and Arts Foundation. Chin has spoken at Midem, Social Media Week and Davos.