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Lessons for production crews filming in Africa
Lessons for production crews filming in Africa

Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...

31 Aug 2017

Take a walk on the wild side
Take a walk on the wild side

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

Delta State Nigeria to get new film hub
Delta State Nigeria to get new film hub

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

Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry
Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry

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.

By Ujunwa Atueyi 15 Aug 2014

PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US
PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US

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

Shuga gets new life as radio drama
Shuga gets new life as radio drama

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

Nollywood pushes Nigeria to become largest economy in Africa
Nollywood pushes Nigeria to become largest economy in Africa

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

African films to be showcased at Dubai Film Festival
African films to be showcased at Dubai Film Festival

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

Documenting Nigeria's history through 100k Naija
Documenting Nigeria's history through 100k Naija

Google Nigeria has launched an initiative called 100k Naija with the aim of documenting Nigeria's history in the last one hundred years through iconic pictures.

4 Nov 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Industry take-up on Mondia Media increases
Industry take-up on Mondia Media increases

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

Nigeria's film industry could provide 2 million jobs

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.

By Rebecca Moudio 7 Jun 2013

Call to enter shnit International shortfilmfestival
Call to enter shnit International shortfilmfestival

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 to launch MTV Africa All Stars
MTV Base to launch MTV Africa All Stars

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

Short film competition winners presented with awards
Short film competition winners presented with awards

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

GT Bank, Goethe-Institut to support African Metropolis
GT Bank, Goethe-Institut to support African Metropolis

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

Bloomberg Television partners with Optima Media Group
Bloomberg Television partners with Optima Media Group

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

MTV Base to launch 'The Official Naija Top 10'
MTV Base to launch 'The Official Naija Top 10'

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 VJ Search - Nigeria winner announced
MTV Base VJ Search - Nigeria winner announced

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

MTV Base VJ search in Nigeria kicks off
MTV Base VJ search in Nigeria kicks off

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 to open bureau in Rwanda
CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda

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

Video streaming coming to Africa

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.

By Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012

TAVA 2012 set for July in Lagos
TAVA 2012 set for July in Lagos

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 sponsors CNN short-form films

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

VIMN Africa announces pay-tv deal for BET

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 opens office in Mozambique
CNBC Africa opens office in Mozambique

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

CNBC Africa celebrates five years of broadcasting
CNBC Africa celebrates five years of broadcasting

CNBC Africa, the pan-African financial and business channel, will celebrate five years of continental business broadcasting across Africa on 1 June 2012.

16 May 2012

Africa Movie Academy Awards winners announced
Africa Movie Academy Awards winners announced

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

Airtel, AMAA welcomes stars to Nigeria
Airtel, AMAA welcomes stars to Nigeria

Telecommunications services provider and official sponsor of the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Airtel Nigeria, the government of Lagos and organisers of the awards, have welcomed stars to the country for the pan African movie festival.

23 Apr 2012

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