Smart Monkey TV http://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/ Reviews en-us Smart Monkey TV Copyright 2012, Smart Monkey TV June 21 2018 {gmt_date format="%Y-%m-%dT%H:%i:%s%Q"} TV Toro Orero, Silicon Valley’s DraperDarkFlow on its African Start-Up investments & what it looks for https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/toro_orero_silicon_valleys_draperdarkflow_on_its_african_start_up_investmen

Toro Orero, Managing Partner, DraperDarkFlow talks about: three African start-ups DDD has invested in; how African start-ups can succeed; challenges with the dealflow; and issues of scale.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:02:00 PDT Editor
Abdulai Awudu, Multi TV on its TV comedy show Kejetia vs Makola https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/abdulai_awudu_multi_tv_on_its_tv_comedy_show_kejetia_vs_makola

Abdulai Awudu, General Manager, Multi TV talks about: how the idea transferred from one of its radio stations; how it has built local comedy talent; what the show’s set-up is; its audience ratings; and its impact on social media.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:59:00 PDT Editor
Bilen Shifferaw, Gebeya on winning outsourced developer work on a game, mobile app & crypto currency {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/bilen_shifferaw_gebeya_on_winning_outsourced_developer_work_on_a_game_mobil

Bilen Shifferaw, Business Development Associate, Gebeya talks about: how Gebeya works; the skills it has access to; the recent contracts it has won; the challenges it has to overcome; and how it mitigates risk.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:54:00 PDT Editor
Ido Sum, TLcom on its first three African start-up investments and why it made them https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/ido_sum_tlcom_on_its_first_three_african_start_up_investments_and_why_it_ma

Ido Sum, Partner, TLcom talks about: its first three investments (Terragon, mSurvey and Andela); and a fourth investment in East Africa that it will announce shortly.

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:13:00 PDT Editor
Ema Edosio on her new film Kasala! about 4 slum brothers who wreck their Uncle’s car https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/ema_edosio_on_her_new_film_kasala_about_4_slum_brothers_who_wreck_their_unc

Director Ema Edosio talks about: her new film Kasala!; the story of brotherhood in the film; the actors in the film; the lack of a distribution deal; her next film project; and the barriers faced by Nollywood film-makers.

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:10:00 PDT Editor
EchoVC’s Eghosa Omoigui on the risks posed by certain investors to African start-ups {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/echovcs_eghosa_omoigui_on_the_risks_posed_by_certain_investors_to_african_s

Eghosa Omiogui, Managing Partner, EchoVC talks about: three investments it has made; three things it looks for in start-ups it invests in; international investors not understanding African start-ups;  and start-ups needing to avoid sources of money that may be suspect.

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:06:00 PDT Editor
Jade Osiberu on her film about a women who has to choose between marriage for her or her family https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/jade_osiberu_on_her_film_about_a_women_who_has_to_choose_between_marriage_f

Film-maker Jade Osiberu talks about: her latest film Isoken; the story about the pressure on women to marry in Nigeria; whether this pressure to marry is changing; what identity means; and her next film project.

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Thu, 17 May 2018 11:02:00 PDT Editor
Mobile money start-up MFS’s founder Dare Okoujdou on how he raised US$4.5 million https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/mobile_money_start_up_mfss_founder_dare_okoujdou_on_how_he_raised_us4.5_mil

Dare Okoujdou, Founder, MFS talks about: what the company does; who they raised US$4.5 million from; how it was able to get investment from China’s LUN Partners and Holland’s Goodwell Investments; why investor understanding of culture and context is important; why US and some European investors don’t understand USSD; and the greater patience of angel investors.

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Thu, 17 May 2018 10:59:00 PDT Editor
Tope Omotolani and Sola Oyawale, Farmcrowdy on raising diaspora investment for small-scale farmers {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/tope_omotolani_and_sola_oyawale_farmcrowdy_on_raising_diaspora_investment_f

Tope Omotolani and Sola Oyawale, Farmcrowdy talk about: how it matches sponsors (investors) to farmers; likely rates of return to investors; what it uses the funds raised for; where it gets investment funds from in the diaspora; trust issues; and how you can invest.

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Thu, 17 May 2018 10:53:00 PDT Editor
Quentin Harley on the 3D printers he makes and maker spaces in Johannesburg https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/quentin_harley_on_the_3d_printers_he_makes_and_maker_spaces_in_johannesburg

Quentin Harley, Morgan 3D Printers talks about: how he came to be making 3D printers; the type of printers he makes; how people are using his 3D printers; and House for Hack and other maker spaces in Johannesburg.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PDT Editor
Mbuotidem Johnson, Animation Nigeria on the type of animation work being made in Nigeria https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/mbuotidem_johnson_animation_nigeria_on_the_type_of_animation_work_being_mad

Mbuotidem Johnson, Chief Co-ordinator, Animation Nigeria talks about: what Animation Nigeria is; what kind of animation work studios in Nigeria do; and his own company Basement Animation.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:57:00 PDT Editor
Josiah Eyison on how iSpace supports Ghanaian start-ups and its Women & Tech Programme {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/josiah_eyison_on_how_ispace_supports_ghanaian_start_ups_and_its_women_tech

osiah Eyison, Co-Founder and CEO, iSpace talks about: what iSpace does; examples of start-ups it has supported; whether there are investors in Accra; and its Women and Technology programme.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:54:00 PDT Editor
Vikash Govindjee on how start-up Carter helps South Africans buy a new car https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/vikash_govindjee_on_how_start_up_carter_helps_south_africans_buy_a_new_car

Vikash Govindjee, Co-Founder, Carter talks about: how the app and website help guide South Africans through the complicated process of buying a new car; how many people are using Carter; its investors; and future plans.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:24:00 PDT Editor
Raymond Honu, Soronko Academy on storytelling, 360 deg cameras and the education of a rural girl https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/raymond_honu_soronko_academy_on_storytelling_360_deg_cameras_and_the_educat

Raymond Honu, Soronko Academy talks about: teaching young people tech skills; the experience of a rural young girl called Patience in one of its workshops; a diversion about Yaa Asantewaa; and how 360 degree cameras can be used for education.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:21:00 PDT Editor
Neo Maditla, Designindaba.com on design trends in Africa and her favorite African designers {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/neo_maditla_designindaba.com_on_design_trends_in_africa_and_her_favorite_af

Neo Maditla, Editor in Chief, Designindaba.com talks about: what Design Indaba is as both an online publication and events organiser; its new international design events; her favorite African designers; trends in African design; and Cape Town as a UNESCO Creative City for design.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:14:00 PDT Editor
Jaye Connolly-Labelle, RippleNami on using Blockchain and RFID to track Kenyan cows https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/jaye_connolly_labelle_ripplenami_on_using_blockchain_and_rfid_to_track_keny

Jaye Connally-Labelle, Chair and CEO RippleNami talks about: what RippleNami does; the data visualization work it has done in Sierra Leone; using blockchain and RFID tags to track Kenyan cows; the investors in the company; and what the company brings together.

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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:22:00 PDT Editor
Brian O.Wilson, Zero Gravity Studios on its live action comedy series Relationships https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/brian_o.wilson_zero_gravity_studios_on_its_live_action_comedy_series_relati

Brian O.Wilson, Zero Gravity Studios talks about: creating a live action comedy series for the DISCOP Mahala TV pitch session in 2017; the story in the Relationships series; and how the Mahala TV pitch went.

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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:17:00 PDT Editor
Lebogang Madise, mlab on the two biggest barriers holding back start-ups in South Africa https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/lebogang_madise_mlab_on_the_two_biggest_barriers_holding_back_start_ups_in

Lebogang Madise, mlab talks about: the three different programmes that mlab runs; examples of start-ups it is supporting; and the two biggest barriers to start-up growth in South Africa.

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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:11:00 PDT Editor
Carol Kioko on how Kenya-South African film co-productions work with some examples https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/carol_kioko_on_how_kenya_south_african_film_co_productions_work_with_some_e

Kenyan film-maker, producer and director Carol Kioko talks about: the slate of 5 films being co-produced between South Africa and Kenya; the stories in two of them, one about a losing South African football team and the other about a single mother; her own projects, a short and a feature film; and issues around women’s identity in the media.

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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:06:00 PDT Editor
George Ahere on Weza Interactive’s new game Mzito where players purge ancient corruption of Africa {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/george_ahere_on_weza_interactives_new_game_mzito_where_players_purge_ancien

George Ahere, Weza Interactive Entertainment talks about: exploring what an African game is; how the game plays and the different locations you play in; the monetization strategy for the game; its mobile strategy with Orange; the number of downloads; and where he would like Weza Interactive to be in 2-3 years time.

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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:59:00 PDT Editor
Irfan Mirza on why Tanzanian start-up Trend Solar offers users a solar panel plus smartphone https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/irfan_mirza_on_why_tanzanian_start_up_trend_solar_offers_users_a_solar_pane

CEO and Co-Founder Irfan Mirza, Trend Solar talks about: what Trend Solar does; why it gives its customer a smartphone; how it addresses the digital divide; the number of customers; how many customers use up their data allowance; their fundraising round; and future expansion plans.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:26:00 PDT Editor
Mahmood Ali Balogun on his next film about the Nigerian boxer Dick Tiger https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/mahmood_ali_balogun_on_his_next_film_about_the_nigerian_boxer_dick_tiger

Nigerian film-maker Mahmood Ali Balogun talks about: his South African co-production about the boxer Dick Tiger; a dance project project awaiting release; and why it’s not a conventional film.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:21:00 PDT Editor
Chinedu Azodoh on growing Nigerian logistics and transport start-up MAX https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/chinedu_azodoh_on_growing_nigerian_logistics_and_transport_start_up_max

Co-Founder Chinedu Azodoh, MAX talks about: the origins of MAX as a Nigerian start-up; how the founders assumptions changed through piloting the business; going to Techstars in 2015; closing its funding round; adding personal motorbike rides; growing the business; and expanding to other countries.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:18:00 PDT Editor
Beth Achitsa: How Ongea promotes East African musicians to festival bookers https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/beth_achitsa_how_ongea_promotes_east_african_musicians_to_festival_bookers

Beth Achitsa, Ongea talks about: what music industry event Ongea is and what it does; her role as a tour booker and the acts she’s been booking this year (2017); the relationship between pop music and the roots of African music; the rise of Nairobi Underground and promoting women DJs.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:07:00 PDT Editor
Pule Taukobong, CRE Venture Capital on what kind of African start-ups he’s looking for {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/pule_taukobong_cre_venture_capital_on_what_kind_of_african_start_ups_hes_lo

Pule Takubong, Co-Founder, CRE Venture Capital talks about: what CRE Venture Capital is; the kinds of start-ups it has invested in; what it looks for in the African start-ups it invests in; the mistakes start-ups make when they talk to investors; and how much it invests in start-ups.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:02:00 PDT Editor
Toby Kurien, IBM Research on a cheap, wearable sensor to track the spread of tuberculosis in SA https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/toby_kurien_ibm_research_on_a_cheap_wearable_sensor_to_track_the_spread_of

Toby Kurien, IBM Research talks about: why the IBM Research Lab decided it needed a Maker Space; the different types of prototyping equipment available in the Maker Space in Tshimologong Precinct in downtown Johannesburg; and using a wearable sensor to track tuberculosis and patient journeys.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:35:00 PDT Editor
Seyi Taylor, Big Cabal Media on creating Zikoko, an online media platform for African millennials https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/seyi_taylor_big_cabal_media_on_creating_zikoko_an_online_media_platform_for

Seyi Taylor, Big Cabal Media talks about: how the idea for developing its online platforms came about; the growth of Tech Cabal and how it’s monetizing it; the launch of Zikoko; its growth ambitions; and raising capital for growth.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:31:00 PDT Editor
Standard Bank’s fashion accelerator Threads - Judges tell start-ups what they’re looking for https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/standard_banks_fashion_accelerator_threads_judges_tell_start_ups_what_theyr

On October 24 2017, Standard Bank held an event for the participants in its Threads fashion accelerator. In this clip, the judges explain what they are looking for in the start-ups.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:29:00 PDT Editor
Angela Aquereburu, YoBo Studios on her dramedy Hospitalite about a doctor and a traditional healer https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/angela_aquereburu_yobo_studios_on_her_dramedy_hospitalite_about_a_doctor_an

Angela Aquerebu, Yobo Studios talks about her comedy drama Hospitalite; the story about the tension between the doctor and the traditional healer in the series; where the series can be seen; and its forthcoming project with a French broadcaster.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:25:00 PDT Editor
Herman Singh on how MTN sees Africa’s digital future…and it’s one app {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/herman_singh_on_how_mtn_sees_africas_digital_future...and_its_one_app

Herman Singh, Group Chief Digital Officer, MTN talks about: the distribution of phones and how people access the Internet; its most popular music platform after ringback tones; the need to invest in creating communities and keeping them engaged; its own investments in digital platforms and the lessons from them; and what Africa’s young market means for digital.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:20:00 PDT Editor
Fatima El-Issawi on how journalists in N Africa’s media failed to change roles after the Arab Spring https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/fatima_el_issawi_on_how_journalists_in_n_africas_media_failed_to_change_rol

Fatima El-Issawi, Author of Arab National Media and Political Change talks about: how the book came to be written; why she decided to focus on traditional media (radio, TV and press) rather than social media; how journalists switched from being lapdogs to attack dogs; the lack of a debate about journalistic roles and media reform; and impact on the process of the transition to democracy.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:56:00 PDT Editor
Namibia’s 1st Pitch Night: Five entrepreneurs pitch their start-ups https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/namibias_1st_pitch_night_five_entrepreneurs_pitch_their_start_ups

There were 10 start-ups pitching and this video is a selection of five of them. The winner was Kaveto Tjatjara, World View for his waterless toilet. He’s interviewed separately on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaEJB The f…ive pitches in this clip are: Pebl (a low-cost computing device); Green Team (a water filtration product); Braaitime (a meat sales site); Glowdom (teaching code); and Proquest (online medical advice).

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:54:00 PDT Editor
Akin Omotoso on his two new films Vaya and A Hotel Called Memory https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/akin_omotoso_on_his_two_new_films_vaya_and_a_hotel_called_memory

Film-maker Akin Omotoso talks about: the three intertwined stories in the film Vaya; the Homeless Writers Project out of which it came; his silent film, tone poem A Hotel Called Memory; and his fortcoming documentary The Colour of Wine about the transition from Apartheid seen through the perspective of 4 Black pioneers in the wine industry.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:50:00 PDT Editor
Ghana’s Nicole Amarteifio on completing Season 3 of An African City and selling to a US network {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/ghanas_nicole_amarteifio_on_completing_season_3_of_an_african_city_and_sell

Creator of An African City Nicole Amarteifio talks about: how she financed Season 2 of An African City; closing a US TV deal for Season 3; her new Rom-Com film which she is just completing; and a pilot for a new TV series called The republic.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:47:00 PDT Editor
Inspire challenge entrant Ollie Smeenk, Kukua on getting weather data to African farmers https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/inspire_challenge_entrant_ollie_smeenk_kukua_on_getting_weather_data_to_afr

Ollie Smeenk, Founder, Kukua talks about: how it collects weather information in Nigeria and other African countries; the business model behind Kukua; and its future expansion plans.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:41:00 PDT Editor
Namibia’s Pitch Night winner Kaveto Tjatjara - creating a waterless loo for price of a mobile https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/namibias_pitch_night_winner_kaveto_tjatjara_creating_a_waterless_loo_for_pr

Kaveto Tjatjara, CEO and Co-Founder, Worldview Investments talks about: the challenge of providing toilets in his country; how the idea for the watereless toilet came about; how it works; the prototype and the piloting; and how he feels about going to Slush as the Pitch Night winner.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:40:00 PDT Editor
Lucy K, Mobile Reporting Project, NBC on using phones to record and upload stories to radio and TV {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/lucy_k_mobile_reporting_project_nbc_on_using_phones_to_record_and_upload_st

Lucy K, Mobile Reporting Project, NBC talks about: how the Government broadcaster in Namibia is using mobile for radio, TV and multimedia broadcasting; how content of this kind can be edited and shared on different channels, including social media; which social media platforms are most used in Namibia; and an example of how a story went viral on social media.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:35:00 PDT Editor
Andy Jarvis, CIAT on the 4 things making Big Data in agriculture possible in Africa https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/andy_jarvis_ciat_on_the_4_things_making_big_data_in_agriculture_possible_in

Andy Jarvis, CIAT talks about: the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention; and the four things that are enabling the use of Big Data in agriculture.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:15:00 PDT Editor
Comrade Fatso on Zambesi News, a comic parody of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation news https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/comrade_fatso_on_zambesi_news_a_comic_parody_of_zimbabwe_broadcasting_corpo

Comrade Fatso (AKA Samm Farai Monro) talks about: what Zambesi News is; how the idea came about by accident; its audience reach; and the wider activities of the organisation including a music festival and citizen journalism.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:11:00 PDT Editor
Shola Adekoya, Konga on what’s changed over the last 4 years and launching Konga Daily https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/shola_adekoya_konga_on_whats_changed_over_the_last_4_years_and_launching_ko

Shola Adekoya, Konga.com talks about: the changes in the market since Konga launched; the number of current total users and active users; Konga’s top 3 selling items; the launch of the Konga Daily service; and future expansion plans.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:07:00 PDT Editor
Okechukwu Ofili on e-publishing start-up Okada Books, its authors, readers and raising funds https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/okechukwu_ofili_on_e_publishing_start_up_okada_books_its_authors_readers_an

Founder Okechukwu Ofili, Okada Books talks about: why he set up Okada Books; the kinds of readers who are using the platform; the success of self-published romantic and erotic novels; the kinds of authors he wants to attract in the future; and his fundraising round.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:03:00 PDT Editor
Jehiel Oliver, Hello Tractor on how his start-up pivoted from manufacturing to data collection {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/jehiel_oliver_hello_tractor_on_how_his_start_up_pivoted_from_manufacturing

Jehiel Oliver, CEO, Hello Tractor talks about: how the idea for Hello Tractor came about; why it has pivoted away from making tractors; the software product that allows tractor owners to gather data and use their machines more efficiently; which tractors in Africa and elsewhere it is focusing on; how the company is financed; and the type of data tractors can collect.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:58:00 PDT Editor
Jim Teicher on CyberSmart’s all-in-one edtech device trialing in Senegalese schools https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/jim_teicher_on_cybersmarts_all_in_one_edtech_device_trialing_in_senegalese

Jim Teicher, Founder and Director,  CyberSmart Africa talks about: the failure of many edtech projects in Africa and the reasons why; the things built into CyberSmart’s device to avoid these issues; what the device can deliver and how; the cost of the device; its trial in Senegalese schools; and CyberSmart’s fundraising round.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:59:00 PDT Editor
Abdulai Awudu on Ghana’s No 1 broadcaster’s VoD partnership with local start-up 2C TV https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/abdulai_awudu_on_ghanas_no_1_broadcasters_vod_partnership_with_local_start

Abdulai Awudu, Programmes Director, Multimedia Group talks about: why as a broadcaster it went into Video on Demand and streaming; the importance of getting revenue from it; its partnership with 2C TV; the reach of the platform it runs; and the type of content that is successful.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:54:00 PDT Editor
Keke Lebaka on how African food giant Promasidor uses social media to talk to its consumers https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/keke_lebaka_on_how_african_food_giant_promasidor_uses_social_media_to_talk

Keke Lebaka, Group Social Media Strategist and Content Manager, Promasidor talks about: what Promasidor does and where it operates; why it started shifting to using social media; its different strategies for different countries; what social media is most effective; and what proportion of its budget it spends on social media.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:50:00 PDT Editor
Keni Ogunlola on his TV comedy series Lodgers, writing an AY film and working with Mo Abudu https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/keni_ogunlola_on_his_tv_comedy_series_lodgers_writing_an_ay_film_and_workin

British-Nigerian film-maker Keni Ogunlola talks about: how his pilot for the TV series Lodgers won prizes as a short film; the storyline in the Lodgers series, writing a film for Nigerian comedian AY and working on a film with Mo Abudu.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:31:00 PDT Editor
Paul Mugambi on edtech start-up Kytabu’s change in direction to help it scale better https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/paul_mugambi_on_edtech_start_up_kytabus_change_in_direction_to_help_it_scal

Paul Mugambi, , CEO, Kytabu talks about: what Kytabu does; how students access it and how they pay for it; its use of video; changing the focus to address teachers and parents; the investment in it so far and the prizes it has won.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:28:00 PDT Editor
Willie Currie: His comic novel Blue Eland Foxtrot on apartheid & eerie present day parallels https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/willie_currie_his_comic_novel_blue_eland_foxtrot_on_apartheid_eerie_present

Author Willie Currie talks about: his novel Blue Eland Foxtrot; the story in the novel and its autobiographical aspects; the impact of the UDF; whether Afrikaans nationalism was a cousin of Nazism; and the eerie parallels between apartheid and the present day Government.

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:30:00 PDT Editor
Alpesh Patel on Africa’s original start-up Mi-Fone, the hip-hop telecoms brand and why it failed {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/alpesh_patel_on_africas_original_start_up_mi_fone_the_hip_hop_telecoms_bran

Mi-Founder Alpesh Patel talks about: the founding of Mi-Fone and what it set out to do; its early success and later, its failure; the reasons for its failure; his book about his experiences, Tested; and what he’s currently doing to help start-ups.

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:25:00 PDT Editor
Kunle Afolayan on the 3 films he made in the last 12 months: Omugwo. Roti and Tribunal https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/kunle_afolayan_on_the_3_films_he_made_in_the_last_12_months_omugwo._roti_an

Nollywood actor and director Kunle Afolayan talks about: how he came to make 3 films in 12 months; how easy it was to do it; the genres and stories in the three different films; and the next film that he’s working on.

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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:24:00 PDT Editor