DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...
3 days ago
Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...
31 Aug 2017
The opportunity to create memorable and effective advertising has never been greater, says Chris Thomas, chair and CEO of the BBDO network in Asia, the Middle East and Africa...
15 Dec 2014
In an aim to promote Nigeria's entertainment industry, Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, will be providing land for the construction of a film hub in the area...
1 Sep 2014
Numerous programmes have been unveiled at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos, the home of Del-York Creative Academy, for young Nigerian graduates and professionals who seek to explore opportunities in the creative industry.
Ujunwa Atueyi 15 Aug 2014
The African online television service, PanaTV has signed an exclusive deal with Soda Pictures, acquiring the rights to subscription VOD for Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun. (video)
30 Jun 2014
Sex and relationships drama series, Shuga, has now been developed by MTV Base and MTV Staying Alive Foundation into a radio drama, ShugaRadioNaija.
19 Jun 2014
The new value of the Nigerian economy includes data from telecommunications, airlines, information technology and Nollywood, the country's homegrown film industry which now accounts for around 1.3% of total output.
7 Apr 2014
The 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), running from 6-14 December, has selected two African films to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment lineup.
20 Nov 2013
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
Mondia Media South Africa, as the local division of the global digital entertainment company based in Hamburg, is increasing its digital footprint into Africa through various partnerships and providers, including a new deal with MXit and Look & Listen.
21 Jun 2013
As an entrepreneur, 32-year-old chemistry graduate Jason Njoku achieved success in a most unlikely way: he is Africa's largest distributor of Nigerian movies and has raked in over $8 million since 2010, when he founded the company Iroko Partners. In December 2012 at a conference in Texas, United States, he narrated the story of his success after failures in some other business ventures.
Rebecca Moudio 7 Jun 2013
The 11th edition of the shnit International shortfilmfestival will be held 2-6 October 2013, in Cape Town, as well as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Buenos Aires, the US, Nigeria, Egypt, Costa Rica and Singapore. International submissions are open for films of all genres, with a total length up to 40 minutes.
6 May 2013
MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians.
2 Apr 2013
Winners in the Afrinolly Short Film Competition were on 22 March 2013 presented with cheques for their respective cash prizes. The ceremony was part of the MTN Link Forum that took place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
27 Mar 2013
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
11 Mar 2013
The Bloomberg Media Group, a division of Bloomberg L.P., have announced a multi-year rolling partnership agreement with Nigeria-based content provider, Optima Media Group, strengthening Bloomberg's position as a supplier of global business and financial news television across the African continent. This partnership will create a new entity - Bloomberg Television Africa.
1 Mar 2013
For Naija music lovers, MTV Base is set to launch the first definitive chart of Nigerian contemporary music.'The Official Naija Top 10', produced by MTV Base, will be a weekly music chart countdown that will air on MTV Base starting 12 March 2013.
27 Feb 2013
MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) has announced that Ehizojia "Ehiz" Okoeguale is the winner of the MTV Base VJ Search - Nigeria. The 25 year old beat runners up Ada Ogunkeye and Kemi Owatemi to win the grand prize - a job contract with MTV Base worth 10 million Naira, and a brand new car.
28 Jan 2013
Just a few months after MTV Base found its new South Africa VJ, Nomuzi Mabena, the channel turns its gaze to Nigeria. Telling the story of the search for a new star, fun new reality show "MTV Base VJ Search - Nigeria" kicks off on 15 January 2013.
10 Jan 2013
CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.
4 Sep 2012
LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.
Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012
The African Audio-Visual Awards (TAVA), set to take place at The National Arts Theatre in the Iganmu State of Lagos, Nigeria on the 29th of July 2012, is an event that serves as a benchmark for Africa audio-visual content by encouraging the practitioners through rewards that will reawaken them in the need to make conscious efforts towards training and re-training as to attain perfection in their areas of specialisation.
27 Jun 2012
Nigeria's First Bank has annouced that it will be sponsoring 'From Passion to Portfolio', a new series of short-form films on CNN International that will focus on individuals whose hobbies have evolved into profitable investments.
15 Jun 2012
Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) has announced that the general entertainment network BET is set to expand its African TV footprint following the signing of a new distribution deal that will see BET distributed on the My TV pay-TV platform.
5 Jun 2012
CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.
24 May 2012
Airtel Nigeria demonstrated its commitment to the development of the creative industry in Africa as it joined organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) to honour, reward and celebrate accomplished African movie stars at an awards ceremony held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos on Sunday, 22 April 2012.
24 Apr 2012