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Jason Njoku, iROKO on why its online music platform iROKING will grow in Nigeria
"Last year we had 202 million music video clip views...iROKO TV is actually smaller in size than iROKING"

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Jason Njoku, iROKO on why its online music platform iROKING will grow in Nigeria

March 23, 2014 by Editor

Jason Njoku, CEO, iROKO talks about its online music platform will be making a transition in the next couple of years. He talks about: iROKING going from being a content aggregation service to being the “sound cloud for Africa”; the… more

Tags: Nigeria Music

Emerging Cultures
Marie Lora Mungai, Buni TV on how to make a success of African online content
"60% of our audience comes from Africa which is quite unusual for African Video on Demand services"

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Marie Lora Mungai, Buni TV on how to make a success of African online content

April 6, 2014 by Editor

This interview is extracts from a panel session in which Marie Lora Mungai, CEO, Buni TV reflects on the lessons of running an African online content platform. The interview covers: the number of views the XYZ show gets on the… more

Tags: Kenya africa vod Film TV

Debra Odutuyo on her latest TV comedy show T Boy and changes in season 2 of Meet The Adebanjos
"How does a young Nigerian who's used to money being the answer to everything adapt when people are not so easily bought?"

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Debra Odutuyo on her latest TV comedy show T Boy and changes in season 2 of Meet The Adebanjos

February 14, 2014 by Editor

Debra Odutuyo, MTA Productions talks about her new TV comedy show T Boy which takes the You Tube comedy star from Meet The Adebanjos and makes him the focus of a new programme. The interview covers: who T Boy… more

Tags: Nigeria TV Comedy

Emerging Business
Co-founder Ralph Tamuno on Nigerian online travel company Wakanow.com
"We are able to take 400+ people to the World Cup and that gave us much needed revenues and we were able to start talking to investors"

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Co-founder Ralph Tamuno on Nigerian online travel company Wakanow.com

April 6, 2014 by Editor

Ralph Tamuno, Co-Founder of online Nigerian travel company Wakanow.com talks about the growth of the company. The interview covers: how the company got started; who invested in it and how much; the difference in take-up between online and mobile; and… more

Tags: africa Nigeria online travel

Piriye Isokrari, 960Music on creating a major record label in Nigeria
"We want to be the premier major label in Nigeria and we're trying to put the structure of a major record label in place"

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Piriye Isokrari, 960Music on creating a major record label in Nigeria

March 23, 2014 by Editor

Piriye Isokrari, Executive VP and Head of Operations, 960Music talks about why he has set up a major record label and why it’s so needed in Nigeria. The interview covers: how he has bought together three record labels and the… more

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Emerging Media
Ngozi Odita on Social Media Week Lagos and why it’s making waves across Africa
"Once people attend, it changes them. They're very different people after the weeek."

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Ngozi Odita on Social Media Week Lagos and why it’s making waves across Africa

March 1, 2014 by Editor

Ngozi Odita, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Social Media Week Lagos talks about: the second year of the event; attendance levels; the type of events; what she enjoyed; and its impact on Africans from outside Nigeria.

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Tags: Nigeria social media

Seanice Kacungira on launching a Ugandan digital agency & the tipping point for online advertising
"A lot of clients get driven to social media by pressure from their head office: You guys have to have your own digital arm and have someone run it"

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Seanice Kacungira on launching a Ugandan digital agency & the tipping point for online advertising

February 14, 2014 by Editor

Seanice Kacungira, CEO, Blu Flamingo talks about how she and her business partner set up Blu Flamingo in 2010 and how the online advertising space in Uganda is growing. The interview covers: what motivated their first client to come on… more

Tags: Uganda social media digital advertising

Emerging History
Daniel Effiong on his 3 part film series of great Nigerian historic mysteries
"Your Cup of Tea is loosely based on the arrest and interrogation of the former Nigerian President Obasanjo when it was alleged he was going to overthrow Abacha"

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Daniel Effiong on his 3 part film series of great Nigerian historic mysteries

March 14, 2014 by Editor

Afrinolly short film competition winner Daniel Effiong talks about the 3 part short film series (The Crimson series) about mysterious incidents in Nigerian history which he recreates in fictional form. The interview covers: Your Cup of Tea about the arrest… more

Tags: Nigeria Film history

Mark Kaplan on his doc about a forest funded by SA Jews that covers a Palestinian village
"There's so many resonances for us as South Africans who've gone through Apartheid, forced removals and other forms of social engineering"

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Mark Kaplan on his doc about a forest funded by SA Jews that covers a Palestinian village

January 6, 2014 by Editor

Mark Kaplan talks about his documentary The Village Under The Forest about a former Palestinian village covered by a forest paid for by South African Jews. The interview covers: how the former Palestinian village became part of a forest created… more

Tags: palestine israel Documentary

Development 2.0
Joris Komen on the Library Pi, a low cost, solar powered device to deliver education resources
"Library Pi has 32GB of information resources we would expect people to need in an educational context"

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Joris Komen on the Library Pi, a low cost, solar powered device to deliver education resources

April 6, 2014 by Editor

Based in Namibia, Joris Komen created the Library Pi to deliver both offline and online large scale educational resources at a low cost. The interview covers: how a Raspberry Pi has been used to create the device; the type of… more

Tags: africa namibia education

UpEnergy: Mark Mutaahi & Sylvain Romieu on selling energy saving stoves in Africa
"People buy our products because they are aspirational...They're a symbol of an advanced level of education and an awareness of a cleaner technology"

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UpEnergy: Mark Mutaahi & Sylvain Romieu on selling energy saving stoves in Africa

March 14, 2014 by Editor

Mark Mutaahi, Countr Director, Energy Uganda and Sylvain Romieu, Global Innovation Manager, UpEnergy talk about the economics and environmental impact of selling energy saving stoves in Uganda. The interview covers: the types of stoves that are sold; the cost and… more

Tags: Uganda africa ebergy