Archive for the ‘Media, Sports & Entertainment’ category

Start-up snapshot: Free mobile TV streaming app for African audiences

Talking to Pierre van der Hoven, the South African serial entrepreneur behind Tuluntulu.

Why South Africa’s eTV founder is going mobile with TV streaming app

“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”

Breaking rules: Talking Nigerian showbiz with Nollywood pioneer

“We don’t want to win Oscars. Believe me; we are not interested in that stuff. We want an effective product that will make money.”

Meet the Boss: Charles Igwe, CEO, Nollywood Global

“A friend of mine described Nollywood as someone performing heart surgery using forks and knives. But the genius of it is that the patient survives.”

How Muthoni Ndonga started Nairobi’s Blankets & Wine event

Blankets & Wine is one of the most popular events among Nairobi residents.

Talking Africa perceptions vs reality with the first woman to bike around the continent

South African Jolandie Rust shares some of her insight into, and experiences of, travelling in Africa.

Marketing on a budget in Africa: Mi-Fone’s founder shares his strategies

Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.

Ugandan kung fu culture fuels independent cinema

For kids learning the martial arts, becoming a famous action star has become the ultimate goal.

When will Africa host its first Olympics? Not likely before 2032

The International Olympic Committee says it would welcome any credible bid from an African city.

Driving consumer engagement in Africa

Four key considerations to successfully drive consumer engagement in Africa.

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

Why a brand is not simply your company’s name or logo

“Brand is the business of business,” says Kenya’s Eva Muraya.

Entrepreneur Eva Muraya applies ‘the principles of the harvest’ to business

How we made it in Africa talks to award-winning entrepreneur Eva Muraya.

How the entrepreneur behind Groove Awards bounced back from failure

How we made it in Africa speaks to Kevin Mulei, founder of Kenya’s first gospel music awards show.

Communications boss on entrepreneurship and how to target your market

“African companies have the potential to be global leaders within many industries.”