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 14:25
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 08:28
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 10:44
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 10:34
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 10:37
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 16:08
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 11:04
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 14:19
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 12:18
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 12:46
In Episode 6, 'It's Africa's Time' travels to Ghana and South Africa, to visit interventions that are uplifting the standard of living for local communities, advancing the development agenda of these countries and contributing significantly towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals.
14 Mar 2013 12:04
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 10:24
E-Talk, an entertainment talk show on GhONE entertainment television station has stepped up its game and introduced new segments which are set to make E-talk show the very best entertainment programme on television.
15 Feb 2013 12:37
True to form - and in keeping with their brand - Joburg-based activation company Vertical Limit Productions is blazing into 2013 with an extraordinary line-up of high profile events in the first quarter.
Issued by Vertical Limit Productions 4 Feb 2013 12:28
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