Smart Monkey TV http://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/ Reviews en-us Smart Monkey TV Copyright 2012, Smart Monkey TV November 22 2017 {gmt_date format="%Y-%m-%dT%H:%i:%s%Q"} TV 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
Michelle Andrade on how Lagos’ Workstation helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/michelle_andrade_on_how_lagos_workstation_helps_entrepreneurs_turn_ideas_in

Michelle Andrade, Head of Business Development, Workstation talks about: the type of co-working spaces it offers; the additional support services for members; its programme to help start-ups and its expansion plans.

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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:14:00 PDT Editor
Christopher Baker-Brian, BBOX on how start-up BBOXX is providing off-grid solutions to Africa https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/christopher_baker_brian_bbox_on_how_start_up_bboxx_is_providing_off_grid_so

Christopher Baker-Brian, CTO, BBOXX talks about: the idea for the company; how its off-grid service is supplied; the number of people using the service; controlling its off-grid boxes using mobile connections and its future expansion plans.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:49:00 PDT Editor
Izu Ojukwu on his current film 76 and his forthcoming film about warrior Queen Amina of Zazzau https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/izu_ojukwu_on_his_current_film_76_and_his_forthcoming_film_about_warrior_qu

Nigerian film-maker Izu Ojukwu talks about: the story in 76; Nigeria’s “decision-making” decade; the importance of understanding history; and his latest film that is in post production about Queen Amina of Zazzau.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:44:00 PDT Editor
Sara Gamay, Cairo Angels on its investments and the start-up sector in Egypt https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/sara_gamay_cairo_angels_on_its_investments_and_the_start_up_sector_in_egypt

Sara Gamay, Cairo Angels talks about: the founding of Cairo Angels and why it happened; some examples of the start-ups they have invested in; the scale of investment; how they assess start-ups; one of the key incubators in Cairo; the exits that have happened; and future opportunities.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:39:00 PDT Editor
Chika Uwazie on Nigerian HR and payroll start-up TalentBase that is raising US$2 million to expand {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/chika_uwazie_on_nigerian_hr_and_payroll_start_up_talentbase_that_is_raising

Co-founder and CEO Chika Uwazie, TalentBase talks about: how the idea for the company came about; why it’s timing was good; how it pays people without bank accounts; how it will get beyond orgaic growth; and its latest fundraising round.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:33:00 PDT Editor
Missy Mwendwa and Roselyn Awili on how edtech start-up Eneza reaches 1.8 million students https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/missy_mwendwa_and_roselyn_awili_on_how_edtech_start_up_eneza_reaches_1.8_mi

Missy Mwendwa, Chief Business Development Officer and Roselyn Awili, Content Manager, Eneza talk about: how the platform works; the number of students active monthly on the platform; how it gets its revenues; the countries it operates in and the ones it is expanding to; how its content is created; teacher feedback for students; and the kinds of phones the service can be used on.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:18:00 PDT Editor
Walt Banger on his Nollywood Noir film Catch.er and his next film Area Dogs https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/walt_banger_on_his_nollywood_noir_film_catch.er_and_his_next_film_area_dogs

Film director Walt Banger talks about: the story in Catch.er; how it presents a different view of the Lagos police; when it will be released in Nigeria; why the film is very different; and the origins of Nollywood Noir.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:13:00 PDT Editor
Joshua Mwaniki and Mbithe Nzomo on how Andela will create 100,000 African developers {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/joshua_mwaniki_and_mbithe_nzomo_on_how_andela_will_create_100000_african_de

Joshua Mwaniki, Country Director, Andela and Mbithe Nzomo, Software Developer, Andela talk about: its ambitious target to close the developer talent gap in Africa; how it recruits and trains software developers; its Fellowships and the real-life projects they work on; its online distributed learning communities; its work with Google; and what it means to be a Fellow.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:09:00 PDT Editor
Arnaud Blanchet, Last Mile for BoP on an app to help informal shops get cheaper goods https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/arnaud_blanchet_last_mile_for_bop_on_an_app_to_help_informal_shops_get_chea

Arnaud Blanchet, Founder, Last Mile for BoP talks about: the problem of the poverty premium and how it affects those living in the townships in South Africa; how the app helps Spaza (informal) shop owners; what savings they are able to make; the social products it wants to sell to these outlets; the changing ownership of Spaza shops; and investors in Last Mile for BoP.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 16:25:00 PDT Editor
Moses Babatope, Executive Producer, The Wedding Party on The Wedding Party Pt 2 Destination Dubai https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/moses_babatope_executive_producer_the_wedding_party_on_the_wedding_party_pt

Moses Babatope, Group Executive Director, Filmhouse Cinemas and Film One Distribution and Production and Executive Producer, The Wedding Party talks about: why The Wedding Party was the highest grossing film at the box office in Nigeria; the release on 15 December 2017 of The Wedding Party Pt 2: Destination Dubai; the success of The Wedding Party on Netflix; and the slate of five other films it has in production.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 16:20:00 PDT Editor
Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch on how Safaricom is investing in the Kenyan start-up ecosystem https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/veronica_ogeto_tchoketch_on_how_safaricom_is_investing_in_the_kenyan_start

Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch, Head of Innovation, Safaricom talks about: how Safaricom views innovation, internally and externally; the investments made by its Spark Fund; its opening of an innovation space in August/September 2017; and the attitude of the telco to things like revenue share.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 16:08:00 PDT Editor
Katlego on her collection of poems that question what’s normal in terms of gender https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/katlego_on_her_collection_of_poems_that_question_whats_normal_in_terms_of_g

Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile talks about: his collection of poems On About the Same Old Things and the different topics they cover; why he never identified as either a girl or a boy; how he regards being normal; and his ambition to change the world.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 16:03:00 PDT Editor
Serge Noukoue on why Nollywood Week is in Paris and his future plans for the festival {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/serge_noukoue_on_why_nollywood_week_is_in_paris_and_his_future_plans_for_th

Serge-Armand Kouami Noukoue, Founder and Executive Director, Nollywood Week, Paris talks about: why he decided to launch Nollywood Week in Paris; the changes since the festival started in 2013; highlights of this year’s festival; the competition with Netflix for premiers; and his future plans for Nollywood Week.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 15:59:00 PDT Editor
Uchay Ariolu on his online food start-up Foodstantly for both meals and bulk purchases https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/uchay_ariolu_on_his_online_food_start_up_foodstantly_for_both_meals_and_bul

Uchay Ariolu, founder and CEO, Foodstantly talks about: how its online marketplace for food in Nigeria works; the numbers of buyers and sellers on the platform; the kind of food sold and the ready-made meals that are popular; its expansion plans; the business model; and how the business was financed.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:56:00 PDT Editor
Kenya: Mbithi Masya on Kati Kati, a film about an amnesiac women who wakes up dead https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/kenya_mbithi_masya_on_kati_kati_a_film_about_an_amnesiac_women_who_wakes_up

Film-maker and Just a Band member Mbithi Masya talks about: his film Kati Kati; where the film was shot; where the film can be seen; his next project and what other members of Just a Band are doing.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:44:00 PDT Editor
Artist manager Sarah Jane Nicholson on Mi Casa, , digital platforms and working with brands https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/artist_manager_sarah_jane_nicholson_on_mi_casa_digital_platforms_and_workin

Sarah Jane Nicholson, SJN talks about: what SJN does; what the artist manager helps artists do; her work with Micasa and their creative collaborations with Sauti Sol and Eddie Kenzo; the ringback tones sales for Micasa’s last single; digital platforms and the success of Early Hours’ single on Sound Cloud; and which artist not on her label that she finds exciting.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:39:00 PDT Editor
Thomas Imboywa, NAICCON on Kenya’s comic culture and its Nairobi Comic Convention https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/thomas_imboywa_naiccon_on_kenyas_comic_culture_and_its_nairobi_comic_conven

Thomas Imboywa, Naiccon talks about: what Nairobi Comic Convention is and how many visitors it attracts; the kind of comics being produced locally; and an app to help comic makers distribute their work.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:34:00 PDT Editor
Start-up founder Nicole Kayode, Medixus on a peer to peer advice app for African doctors {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/start_up_founder_nicole_kayode_medixus_on_a_peer_to_peer_advice_app_for_afr

Start-up founder Nicole Kayode, Medixus talks about: how the Medixus platform will work; how doctors will benefit from using the platform; the business model; Kayode’s attitude to start-up investment; and its launch plans.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:29:00 PDT Editor
Judy Kibinge, Docubox on three documentaries it funded that are just nearing completion https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/judy_kibinge_docubox_on_three_documentaries_it_funded_that_are_just_nearing

Judy Kibinge, Docubox talks about: being the region’s first documentary film fund; opening a mini-hub for film-makers; and three interesting documentaries Docubox funded.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:00 PDT Editor
Gillian Ezra and Phil Moore, Deezer on how music streaming needs to change in Africa https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/gillian_ezra_and_phil_moore_deezer_on_how_music_streaming_needs_to_change_i

Gillian Ezra and Phil Moore, Deezer talk about: the extent of Deezer’s roll-out in Africa; how it makes sure it carries local music and the percentage of it; who its users are; and two ways in which the models for music streaming in Africa need to change.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:04:00 PDT Editor
Tosh Juma, Nairobi Design Institute on the setting up of a human-centred design course for companies {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/tosh_juma_nairobi_design_institute_on_the_setting_up_of_a_human_centred_des

Tosh Juma, Nairobi Design Institute talks about: what Nairobi Design Institute wants to do; how it is prototyping its first course course; the project-based way it will teach; its fundraising; and its longer-term ambitions.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:57:00 PDT Editor
James Kabiru, Olive Tree Media on how SMS is a key medium for health and agricultural services https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/james_kabiru_olive_tree_media_on_how_sms_is_a_key_medium_for_health_and_agr

James Kabiru, Olive Tree Media talks about: the health and agricultural services it has carried out using SMS and the number of users; and the continuing role of SMS and why it works so well.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:48:00 PDT Editor
Ghana: Emmanuel Noah on start-up BenBen’s roll-out of its Blockchain land registry {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/ghana_emmanuel_noah_on_start_up_benbens_roll_out_of_its_blockchain_land_reg

Co-founder Emmanuel Noah, BenBen talks about: how BenBen came to be launched; how it works; the initial pilot; investment in the company; and its roll-out plans.

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Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:03:00 PDT Editor
Start-up founder Jessica Colaco, Brave Ventures on Big Data in Africa and need for data scientists https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_business/start_up_founder_jessica_colaco_brave_ventures_on_big_data_in_africa_and_ne

Jessica Colaco, Co-Founder, Brave Venture Labs talks about: the state of Big Data in Africa; the number of data scientist-related jobs advertised in Africa; how Brave Venture Academy will address the shortage of data scientists in Africa; its expansion plans; and its capital fundraising.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:36:00 PDT Editor
Warrick Percy, Capasso on the switch to digital music and being the African mechanical rights hub https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/warrick_percy_capasso_on_the_switch_to_digital_music_and_being_the_african

Warrick Percy, Capasso talks about: what Capasso does and how African songwriters and composers benefit; the increases in its collection revenues over the last 3 years; the split between analogue and digital revenues; why Capasso calls itself the African Mechanical Rights Hub; and its spiky relationship with the mobile operators.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:31:00 PDT Editor
Domestly Co-Founders Berno Potgieter and Thatoyaone Marumo on being the Uber for cleaners in SA {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/domestly_co_founders_berno_potgieter_and_thatoyaone_marumo_on_being_the_ube

Domestly Co-Founders Berno Potgieter and Thatoyaone Marumo talk about: how the idea for Domestly came about; what it does and how it works; the number of people using it; and the company’s investors.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:29:00 PDT Editor
Julius Nyingmeh on how Vivabox wants data partnerships with African mobile co’s to deliver VoD https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_media/julius_nyingmeh_on_how_vivabox_wants_data_partnerships_with_african_mobile

Julius Nyingmeh, Vivabox talks about: the technology underlying Vivabox; its transition to delivering content in Africa and the countries it’s going into; the monthly price of a subscription; its desire to form data partnerships; and future expansion plans.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:40:00 PDT Editor
Ingrid Kopp, Electric South on funding five African Virtual Reality projects https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/emerging_cultures/ingrid_kopp_electric_south_on_funding_five_african_virtual_reality_projects

Ingrid Kopp, Electric South talks about: how Electric South was set up; three examples of projects it’s funding, including one by Jim Chuchu; the funding behind Electric South; the state of VR in Africa and global comparisons; and running workshops and training.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:36:00 PDT Editor
Start-up founder Mary Mwangi on creating an automated system for collecting cash from Kenyas matatus {https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/top_story/mary_mwangi_on_creating_an_automated_system_for_collecting_cash_from_kenyas

Mary Mwangi, CEO, Data Integrated talks about: the Kenyan Government’s cashless initiative for Saccos running matatus (buses); the problems with the approach; how she became involved; the system she has developed for collecting cash; the impact on cash collection; and whether there will ever be cashless systems on the buses.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:28:00 PDT Editor
Sara Hilliard Garrett on Vula Mobile’s app that connects rural nurses to medical specialists https://www.smartmonkeytv.com/channel/development_2_0/sara_hilliard_garrett_on_vula_mobiles_app_that_connects_rural_nurses_to_med

Sara Hilliard Garrett, Strategy and Legal, Vula Mobile talks about: what Vula Mobile’s app does; how the founder came to start the company; how rural health workers can use the app to communicate more effectively with medical specialists;where the app is being used in South Africa; the current use stats; its expansion plans outside South Africa; and its business model.

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Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:47:00 PDT Editor