The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) has reconstituted its Board that has seen Faith Kithele elected as the new Chairperson of KAMP, following the stepping down of former Chairperson Angela Ndambuki.

Prior to the election, Faith Kithele was serving as the Chair of the Finance and Human Resource Committee. As a respected music producer, a renowned gospel musician, songwriter, Vocalist, mentor, inspirational and motivational speaker, she has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the Kenyan music industry, and is committed to ensuring that KAMP continues to support and promote the interests of music producers in the country.

Outgoing Chairperson Angela Ndambuki Commented, “I am humbled to have had the opportunity to serve our membership as chairperson and provided strategic leadership culminating in the achievement of various milestones including the renewal of our CMO license. I will continue to play an active role to ensure the systems in place remain transparent and accountable to the benefit of our members, including the operationalization of the first scientific distribution mechanism for royalties.” 

Under Ms. Ndambuki's leadership, KAMP made significant strides towards achieving its mission of promoting and protecting the interests of music producers in Kenya. Under her leadership, the board is credited with overseeing the renewal of KAMP’s licence by industry regulator the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) after a two-year hiatus, increased collection of royalties by the association (50 percent of collected revenue set aside for distribution to members, a first in KAMP) and leading the first music representatives benchmarking trip to South Africa which culminated in the signing of a memorandum between KAMP and South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA).

Speaking about her appointment, Ms Kithele said: "I am honored to have been elected as the new Board Chairperson of KAMP. I am committed to working with my fellow board members and the wider music industry to promote the interests of our members and ensure the continued growth and development of the sector. The board of directors also wishes to thank Angela for her devoted leadership over the past three months and wishes her the best in her upcoming new roles. The new leadership pledges to continue with the calling to lobby and protect our members’ rights, increase transparency and accountability and work with all stakeholders to uplift the music industry in Kenya.”

The KAMP Board is confident that Ms Kithele will build on the achievements of her predecessor and take the organization to new heights. The Board is committed to working together to ensure that the music industry in Kenya continues to grow and thrive.