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South Africa start-up Mediabox’s James Muir on an open access version of Apple TV "We've taken best in breed ARM based hardware like you have in your tablet or phone and made that ready for the TV like an Apple TV."
Phiona Okumu, Afripop on SoulProviders and sticky content at Social Media Week Johannesburg I enjoyed the young musicians who are taking it upon themselves to create digital platforms to distribute music.
Nicole Amarteifio on what’s culturally inappropriate or not in You Tube series An African City I wanted a completely different image of Africa...An epiphany came to me that an African version of Sex and the City would be the answer to that problem
Rukky Ladoja, Grey on running a fashion start-up in Nigeria and selling through Jumia Infrastructure is the biggest challenge for any entrepreneur. Electricity and finding decent, skilled labour that will understand what you're trying to do
Web TV channel Battabox’s Yemisi Ilo on how many boyfriends Nigerian women can have We got answers that led us to Nigerian girls could have three or four boyfriends, It caused a huge sensation on the Internet and loads of comments.
Oluwadar Johnson Treseder on GE’s Garage in Lagos that’s looking for power generation solutions It's incredibly important to empower these small businesses that are coming up with really strong solutions that can solve local problems in local communities
Abukar Abba Tahir on Gotel’s plans to launch the Al Jazeera of Africa from Abuja Gotel Africa is TV that has been carefully and cautiously crafted to come out of Abuja as the Al Jazeera of Africa.
Kene Mkparu, Filmhouse on having 25 cinemas in Nigeria by 2019 Box office revenues: Nigerian films are growing year on year in cinemas but individual films are not making the same kind of revenues as in the past.
Nicky Falkof on commuting to work by bike in Johannesburg "At the moment we have a small network of cycle ways that is being developed."
Eban Oliver, Skyroomlive on livestreaming top African music acts in concert to the world
“"Sometimes we have on our own productions 65,000 streams. On festivals, it goes up to 240,000."”
Jo Crawshaw, Opera Software on using data compression to allow African users to view video
“"In Africa, we are now over 50 million users and that's a very significant number of our overall global total."”
Film & Media
C.J. Obasi on his Nigerian horror film Ojuju, a love letter to George Romero
“"What would happen if the only exit got blocked by flesh-eating Zombies? Or in this case ojujus. That question planted a seed."”
Historian Ed Keazor on whether the 1951 elections in Western Nigeria introduced tribalism
“There are accounts that range from the apocryphal to the sublime, from the absolutely credible to the completely nonsensical”
John Dada on the challenges of using broadband for development in a northern Nigerian town
“"The most sustainable solution for us would be fibre optic since that's within 5 kms of our organisation."”
South Africa start-up Mediabox’s James Muir on an open access version of Apple TV
“"We've taken best in breed ARM based hardware like you have in your tablet or phone and made that ready for the TV like an Apple TV."”
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