In 2014, Noureddin Bongo Valentin created Mayena Productions – a small music production firm which sought to discover and sign young Gabonese artists. Following its initial success, the company developed an event management branch which delivered high-attendance (15,000 capacity) concerts by Stromae and Section d’Assault at the National Stadium in Libreville.
Since then, Noureddin Bongo Valentin has steered Mayena Productions towards becoming a pro-bono project. Over time, Noureddin has developed the brand into a charitable operation, which provides a helping hand to young and ambitious local artists looking to take the next step in their musical careers.
To date, Mayena Productions has helped over 20 aspiring young artists by providing them with professional musical equipment as well as expert advice about the industry. It is also the flagship Corporate Social Responsibility project of Shanah Investments.
Space for Giants
As a committed conservationist, Noureddin Bongo Valentin has for several years supported Space for Giants and has sought to donate personally to this organisation.
Noureddin sees Space for Giants’ mission as being particularly close to his own heart – Gabon is thought to be home to the largest population of forest elephants in the world. It is the duty of the local population to support this environmental treasure for future generations to admire and enjoy.
In 2019, Noureddin Bongo Valentin was chosen to become the official Representative for Space for Giants in Gabon. Noureddin is currently taking the lead in organising the 2020 Giant’s Club Dinner in Libreville, Gabon.
Noureddin Bongo Valentin has also served in a pro-bono capacity as Vice-President of the Foundation SBO in Libreville. The charitable foundation seeks to promote initiatives for women and young people in Gabon, owing to their vulnerability within local society. Noureddin Bongo Valentin worked closely with the foundation to construct the Maison d’Alice – a guest house providing free, high-quality lodging to cancer patients from low income backgrounds. Maison d’Alice was opened in September 2016 and to date has cared for 52 patients through its full board bungalows. Assisted daily by an expert team of medical staff, patients at Maison d’Alice have access to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, in addition to psychological and social support.