Fotemah Mba, record label executive, and philanthropist is the Head of Artiste and Repertoire for Cinq Music and CEO of JUMP AFRICA.
Mba leads the procurement, signing, and development of General Market and Afrobeat performing artists and producers for Cinq Records, one of the USA’s most successful media and marketing companies. Mba’s repertoire includes Grammy award-winning artists TI, and Janet Jackson.
A music industry veteran, Mba started his career alongside international artist and producer Akon for the formation of Konvict records. During his tenure at the label, Mba ascended the ranks to Vice President of the Kon Live imprint. In this capacity, Mba oversaw the careers of Akon worked with global AfroBeat artist WizKid and the development with Lady Gaga.
In 2014, Mba, the son of a diplomat and an educator, founded JUMP AFRICA. The organization facilitates the building of libraries and the delivery of essential educational and medical supplies to African countries for underserved children and families. Under Mba’s leadership, Jump Africa has built more than 51 libraries, shipped over 225,000 books, and provided over 1,400 health screenings. In 2020, Mba partnered with fellow countryman and Futbol legend Samuel Eto’o to send $500,000 in medical equipment to their native Cameroon.
In 2022, the Ghanaian National Film Authority announced Mba’s appointment to the Pixel Ray Studios Board of Directors. As a Board Member, Mba will oversee the development of the more than 200-hectares state-of-the-art filming production and post-production studio in Ghana.
Among Mba’s philanthropic and professional investments: he serves on the Board of Directors for Books For Africa, the largest donor of books to the African continent. Professionally, Mba is on the Board of BIMA – American Association of Independent Music.
Mba is based in the southern music capital of Atlanta, Georgia, and divides his time between Los Angeles, California, and Cameroon (Central Africa) and London.