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Industry Moves: Iredumare Opeyemi Leaves BOOMPLAY, Now Head Legal & Partnership Manager (Snr.) at MTN

Iredumare Opeyemi, Director of Legal and Business Affairs at Transnet Music Limited (BOOMPLAY), has left his high profile job for yet another one with MTN Group Limited, a leading multinational mobile telecommunications company in Africa.

Opeyemi joins MTN as ‘Head Legal and Partnership Manager (Snr.), Music Services.’

“It was a beautiful experience being part of a digital music platform that assured that the music business in Africa is investment worthy,” said Opeyemi in a press statement to AML about his departure from Boomplay.

He further added that the highlight of his three year tenure at Boomplay was ensuring, “unlike any digital music platform focused in Africa, the platform operated within a very ethical legal framework, respected its users’ personal data, ensured adequate transparency with royalties reporting and also built a symbiotic relationship between its partners (content providers, labels and artists).”

In his new role at MTN, Opeyemi tells AML he will, “be responsible for ensuring its music products operates with best practices, liaise with potential partners across territories where MTN is active and most importantly deliver world class music services to MTN subscribers and others.”

He joins the leadership team made up of his former boss Oyebowale Akideinde (General Manager of Music Services), who previously worked for Boomplay before also departing for MTN; and David Gilarranz (Group CEO, Digital) where he says, he “looks forward to working (with them) on sustainability and affecting lives positively through effectively monetizing music.”

Revisit AML’s exclusive interview with Opeyemi on digital distribution in Africa, below.

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