Yvette Gayle serves as COO and Head of Communications & Engagement for Africa Creative Agency, a pan african talent management firm with offices in Los Angeles, Kenya and South Africa. Gayle successfully bridges the continental gap between creatives and corporates wanting to align and do business in new territories. Her roster of clients include Nasty C, Pearl Thusi, Amanda Black, Sauti Sol, and Celeste Ntuli to name a few. Gayle’s noticeable successes also include launching the Jam Africa Stage at the 2019 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans whereby showcasing Africa’s biggest music clientele.
During a career that spans more than three decades, Mrs. Gayle has worked with many of the music industry’s biggest and brightest names. She served as Head of Urban Publicity for Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records from 2001- 2018, where she oversaw the day-to-day media and public relations efforts for such standout IGA labels including Aftermath Entertainment, G Unit Records, Bad Boy Entertainment, Dreamville Records, 10 Summers, Zone 4 Records, and Mosley Music. Her notable accomplishments included crafting superior media campaigns for recording artists such as 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, The Game, Diddy Dirty Money, French Montana, MGK, Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Robin Thicke, and Timbaland to name a few.
As a consultant and personal adviser to 50 Cent, Gayle was instrumental to the success of the mogul’s non music verticals including Vitamin Water, Reebok, G Unit clothing, SMS Audio, G Unit Film & Television and SMS Promotions.
Prior to joining Interscope Records, Gayle spent nearly ten years with Columbia Records Sony Music, where she worked with the label’s urban and jazz rosters including Destiny’s Child, 50 Cent, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Nas, Kenny Lattimore, Nancy Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri and so many more.
Gayle has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from West Virginia University.