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Julz Ossom

Founder,
AIM Nation
Toronto, ON, Canada
When you meet Julz Ossom, you discover quickly why he’s garnered a well-known reputation as a modern day renaissance man within the African music scene. A business marketing strategist, entrepreneur, consultant & advisor in the creative culture of African music, Ossom has earned the respect of who’s-who in the artistic, social and political landscapes of Canada for his vision.

Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Ossomsharpened his music industry chops early on as a popular Afrobeat radio DJ. From that growth, he founded Ghanamixtapes.com in 2003 as a labour of love, but which exponentially grew to be the pioneering digital platform for African mixtapeculture online. The site to this day serves as a milestone for new, up and coming and established African music artists looking to reach audiencesnear and wide, with thousands of hits monthly.

In cementing himself as the 21st century authority in Afrobeat’s global evolution, Ossom continues to broaden his goals from his home in Toronto, Canada through partnerships with the City’sculture Initiatives. In 2013, he founded The African Invasion Movement (AIM, Africa In Me), an inclusive worldwide brand and social marketing campaign created to promote the “African Lifestyle” while influencing positive change around the world; Non-for-profit organization AIM to Impact, focussed on artist development for African music professionals in Canada; Clothing By AIM, a brand focussed fashion line with profits going to charitable efforts around the world; Additionally, African Music Week (AMW). Heading into its 5th year, it is the only music conference in the country that specifically exhibits the billion-dollar African music industry and business (which is right after Canadian Music Week in June every year). Julz’s “aims” and influence are second to none – celebrity endorsed, critically acclaimed and also tapped to represent the overall wealth of Africa’s role in Canada’s diversity,

Julz Ossom is truly a rare visionary with a bold focus—to advocate a worldwide awareness of the New Africa. It’s no surprise that his name has become synonymous with African Empowerment through Entertainment --both globally and here in Canada… and there’s bound to be even more fromhim because of it.

  • Thursday, May 9th, 2019
  • IMP
    12:15PM - 2:15PM
    (2 hours)
    Walk-Up: First-come, First-served
    Meet A&R
  • Saturday, May 11th, 2019
  • IMP
    10:00AM - 12:00PM
    (2 hours)
    Pre-arranged by appointment only
    Meet The Festivals