Prof. Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse holds a doctorate (Ph.D) in Social Communication from the Catholic University of Congo (2016). Between 2006 and 2007, he worked as a journalist for Radio Okapi in Kinshasa. Radio Okapi is a radio station of the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in DR Congo. Prof. Nzeza also worked as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Social Communication of the same university. Two years later, he obtained a Master in Cultural industries management from Senghor University of Alexandria/Egypt (2009). After a research residence in 2008 at the Critical World virtual research laboratory on music and globalization at the University of Montreal (Canada), he developed a website dedicated to the promotion of the DR Congo’s music industry. The concept is explained in his book published in 2010.
At a consultancy level, he was the senior editor of the Kinshasa’s application to the UNESCO creative cities network in the field of music (recognition awarded in December 2015). He also contributed to the strategy on the development of cultural industries and policies of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). The document was adopted by culture ministers in November 2013 in Yaounde (Cameroon).
Apart from his publications and conferences, Prof. Nzeza is a university Professor. He teaches courses related to media industries, new media and journalism at the Catholic University of Congo and joint Master program in cultural industries management (Senghor University of Alexandria-Egypt /Gaston Berger University-Senegal).
Ribio is the current deputy chairperson of the Music In Africa Foundation.