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Ghana's Nicole Amarteifio on completing Season 3 of An African City and selling to a US network

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. ... read more
November 12, 2017

Comrade Fatso on Zambesi News, a comic parody of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation news

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. ... read more
October 3, 2017

Abdulai Awudu on Ghana's No 1 broadcaster's VoD partnership with local start-up 2C TV

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. ... read more
September 8, 2017

Julian Von Plato, PockitTV on putting video on every mobile in Africa

Julian Von Plato, founder, PockitTv talks about: the video services it's currently offering on mobile in South Africa; its expansion into the rest of Africa; its Nigerian music service; why hyper-local works; data bundling plans; its business model; and the type of content it's looking for. ... read more
January 9, 2016

Shirley Frimpong Manso on her new feature film Rebecca and her latest TV series Shampaign

Shirley Frimpong Manso talks about: her feature film Rebecca and the story in it; her latest TV series Shampaign and how it looks at the fictional campaign of a young women presidential candidate in Ghana; and the likelihood of a woman becoming President in Ghana. ... read more
January 9, 2016

Lucy Chodota on her TV series Rush about four empowered African women

Lucy Chodota talks about: why she created the series; the story in the series; the different characters; its appearance in new countries across West Africa; and her forthcoming TV series ideas. ... read more
November 27, 2015

Doreen Kessey, Ubongo on making edutainment content for phones, TV and web

Doreen Kessey, COO, Ubongo talks about: what Ubongo does; the different platforms it's available on; how children use the mobile platform; its new show Akile; its eBooks from its first show; and its expansion plans across Africa. ... read more
September 29, 2015

African comedian Mamane on his political satire, the Very, Very Democratic Republic of Gondwana

African comedian Mamane talks about: how he became a comedian; touring in France and Africa; playing a stadium in the DRC; his radio and TV shows; the forthcoming film; and how he wants to do English jokes. ... read more
June 22, 2015

The Scoop: Talk show host Salim Amin gets famous Africans to reveal themselves

Talk show host of The Scoop, Salim Amin on: the format of the show and the type of guests it has on; the revelations that guests have made; and how The Scoop can be seen across Africa and elsewhere in the world. ... read more
June 9, 2015

Obi Emelonye on his TV series The Calabash about Nigerian bankers & iROKO TV's film Thy Will Be Done

Obi Emelonye talks about: his first TV series The Calabash; the story and characters in The Calabash; what will happen in season 3; the film he made for iROKO TV, Thy Will Be Done; and story in the film. ... read more
May 11, 2015

Hypolite Bouabre on the public launch of Ivorian music producer David Monsoh's BeBlack TV

Hypolite Bouabre, Sales Manager, BeBlack TV on: what BeBlack TV is and what it's trying to achieve; where it's available; and the investor behind it, Ivorian music producer David Monsoh. ... read more
April 10, 2015

Nicholas Beveney on Kingmakers, an Africa TV drama series about a struggle to be President

Film director Nicholas Beveney talks about: the story behind this TV drama series; the actors in the cast; where it will be shown in Africa; his next project; the differences between Caribbean and African cultures; and why Nollywood is popular in the Caribbean. ... read more
February 19, 2015

Nigerian You Tube phenomenon T-Boy on his next TV comedy series and his ambition to act

Tolulope Ogunmefun AKA comedian T-Boy talks about: how he started doing his You Tube comedy channel using comic rants, the first of which was about Ghanaians; the kind of skits he does; the number of people who've viewed individual skits and the number of subscribers; how he got a part in Meet The Adebanjos; the creation of his own show T-Boy; his attitude to stand-up comedy; and his ambition to act in Hollywood. ... read more
January 31, 2015

Pascal Schmitz, iBiskop on overcoming the three barriers to downloading: bandwidth, price & piracy

Pascal Schmitz, Triple A Entertainment and iBiskop on: the launch of iBiskop across Africa; the TV and film content available on the platform; what it costs to buy content; how it tackles the three key barriers to downloading; and the launch marketing budget. ... read more
November 23, 2014

Olivier Laouchez, Trace: Launching world's largest music talent competition - Target? 2 m entrants

Olivier Laouchez, CEO, Trace Group talks about: the global reach of the group's music and sport channels; how his Caribbean background gives him a unique position to understand global music; its expansion into radio in Africa in 2015; giving a voice to the young African generation through radio; its massive African talent competition launched in partnership with Airtel; and its soon-to-be launched digital offering. ... read more
November 23, 2014

Nicole Amarteifio on what's culturally inappropriate or not in You Tube series An African City

Nicole Amarteifio, creator of online TV show An African City based on Sex and the City, on: why she wanted to make the series; how she went about doing it; what it's like returning to Ghana having spent most of your life out of the country; the main characters in the series; how many views the series has got overall and per episode; and the sale of the series to TV broadcasters. ... read more
November 23, 2014

Michael Wanguhu on a TV series that follows Kenya's marathon runners in the USA

Michael Wanguhu, Black Medley Entertainment on: its programme about Kenyan marathon runners called Marathon Fuse; how it shoots everything from an African perspective; and selling the programme at broadcasters' trade show DISCOP. ... read more
October 11, 2014

Director Abey Esho on the trials and tribulations of shooting the web/tv series Festac Town

Director Abey Esho on the making of Festac Town. He talks about: the setting of the series; how the storylines come out of its setting; the difficulty of working with A list actors; and his next projects. ... read more
October 4, 2014

Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef on fear as Govt's favorite weapon and satire as the antidote

Speaking at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef, creator of the B+ Show (on You Tube) and the TV show Al-Bernameg (roughly translated as The Programme)talks about: using humor and laughter to combat religious fascism and authoritarianism; creating a media that respects people's intelligence; not buying into the everyday life of propaganda; and satire as a weapon to dissect lies. ... read more
July 7, 2014

Tonje Bakang on his new online film and TV platform for francophone Africa, Afrostream

Tonje Bakang, founder Afrostream talks about: the kind of content Afrostream will offer its users; how it will handle rights acquisition; and when and how it will launch. ... read more
June 30, 2014

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

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 platform; its comedy season; the online release of Cameroonian film The President; and a little known film-maker made it big online on the Buni TV platform. ... read more
April 6, 2014

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

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 is; how the TV show came to be made; the story set-up of the show; an update of the second season of Meet The Adebanjos; the success of Meet The Adebanjos on SABC in South Africa; and the distribution plans for T Boy, which will launch on the Evening Standard's new TV channel London Live. ... read more
February 14, 2014

Mo Abudu on how she started Ebony Life TV and licensing Desperate Housewives from Walt Disney

Interviewed by Michelle Garforth-Venter at DISCOP 2013, Mo Abudu, CEO, Ebony Life TV talks about the long road to launching her channel and licensing the Desperate Housewives format from Walt Disney. The interview covers: her early career and what it taught her about doing things with others; the original show with MNet; the balance of local and international content on the channel; the number of people working on the channel; her views on production budgets; and the licensing of Desperate Housewives. ... read more
January 14, 2014

Isabel Kearney, Mediae on its new Know Zone series for Rwandan primary school children

Isabel Kearney, Mediae talks about: its new Know Zone series in Rwanda; who it is aimed at and what subjects it is focused on; the format of the programmes; and the impact of the Know Zone in audience terms in Kenya. ... read more
October 9, 2013

Brazil's Monica Monteiro on setting up a production company in Mozambique

MIPCOM 2012: Brazil's Monica Monteiro, Cinevideo on: setting up a production company in Mozambique; training people to make a soap opera; producing a series on women in Africa; and her latest series on African Presidents ... read more
October 16, 2012

Brazil's Monica Monteiro on setting up a production company in Mozambique

MIPCOM 2012: Brazil's Monica Monteiro, Cinevideo on: setting up a production company in Mozambique; training people to make a soap opera; producing a series on women in Africa; and her latest series on African Presidents ... read more
October 16, 2012
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