DAVID MURIITHI

Business Mentor and Copyright Expert in Nairobi County, Kenya

DAVID MURIITHI

Business Mentor and Copyright Expert in Nairobi County, Kenya

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Creative entrepreneur, legendary event and talent manager, music promoter, property developer and DJ, David

Muriithi is also CEO of the Creative Enterprise Centre whose main focus are implementing strategies that enhance professionalism within the creative industry in Africa.

He has discovered and nurtured many creative talents in East Africa, especially musicians, including the legendary East African Hip Hop trio Kalamashaka, Hardstone, Necessary Noize, Nameless, Suzanna Owiyo, Gidi Gidi Maji Maji and Warner/Gallo-signed Valerie Kimani amongst many others in a creative career spanning over 32 years both in the UK and East Africa.

David, a retired Ernst & Young auditor, has manifested his creative expression through his alter ego, the very popular DJ D-Lite over the past 3 decades and has opened for various Grammy-Award winning acts such as Run DMC, Kool& The Gang, Simply Red, Brand New Heavies, James Taylor Quartet, Blackstreet, SWV, James Ingram, FreddieJackson, Hugh Masekela and featured in various major local events such as The Safaricom International Jazz Festivals, Blankets & Wine, Koroga Festival amongst others. He has also deejayed across Europe (UK, Italy, Belgium, Holland - including the infamous Ibiza), South America (Brazil) as well as across Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa) specialising in (but not restricted to) Old School, Jazz, House and Hip Hop music and recently had the honour to play music for former US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Kenya in 2018.

An expert on creative entrepreneurship including Intellectual Property, David is often consulted widely across the globe on matters connected with trade and industry in creativity and creative products. He has sat as a board member on The Kenya Copyright Board for 6 years and was also the regional agent for South Africa’s Afro-Jazz Legend the late Hugh Masekela for over 20 years.

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    • Creative Enterprise Centre