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Bridging The Gap Between Africa and Africa-America Through Entertainment

Africa Business Radio — This week, The 200-year-old, Africa's first podcast movie, Tbo Touch launches new VOD platform and Chanita Foster joins us to discuss the opportunities for Africans and African Americans collaborating in the entertainment industry. Africa Business Radio


SA's Regulator Dashes DSTV's Monopoly Dreams

Africa Business Radio — This week in Power moves, ICASA shuts down DSTV's monopolizing ways and rejects their bid to over-regulate the market and commits to opening up the industry, even more, to allow more players into the broadcasting space in South Africa. Ebony Life TV goes global as it turns 5 years old with the launch of EbonyLife On and getting onto the Starsat satellite platform. Mudzithe also speaks to Godwin Tom from Godwin Tom Entertainment Consultants in Nigeria about the...


Jazz Music And Its Relevance To Pop Culture in Africa

Africa Business Radio — In power moves, South African teen creates a mobile game that went to the top in stores within 24hours thanks to record-breaking download numbers for an African game and Jazz Arts creative director Sifiso Kweyama says Dance arts in South Africa are still alive and part of pop culture. Africa Business Radio


The Value of African Content

Africa Business Radio — This week in power moves, Multichoice launches an initiative to develop African talent in film production to boost local content and Mamoya Media CEO Kudzai Muchechetere joins in to discuss how much African content is worth and why. Africa Business Radio


Inside the business with Rouge

Africa Business Radio — Trace goes mobile targeting content hungry millennials and GenZ and Rouge, the Congolese South African rapper takes us inside the music business and being a female in the male-dominated rap game. Africa Business Radio


Developing Pan African Super Stars - Rosie Motene

Africa Business Radio — This week in power moves, we look at the latest cryptocurrency backed entertainment platform and Mudzithe speaks to multimedia mogul in the making Rosie Motene on the importance of a pan African view of the entertainment industry. Africa Business Radio


Building A Structure in a Structureless Africa's Creative Industry - Idris Olorunnimbe

Africa Business Radio — This week Multichoice calling for Icasa to regulate digital media urging the organization to view the pay-TV industry as one entity despite underlying technologies ahead of Icasa public forum. Mudzithe also discusses the challenges of building a structure in a structureless market with founder and Group CEO of The Temple Management Company Nigeria. Africa Business Radio


Constance Cejuma Talks Finding Investment For Film in Hollywood

Africa Business Radio — This week the business of entertainment looks at Runtown's 'telenovela' type label deal gone bad, Mo Abudu makes a major power move with Sony Pictures and we chat to award-winning Cameroon American actress and producer, fresh off her role in Black Panther, Constance Ejuma on the value proposition for a film in Hollywood.


TCM Rebranded And Slow Growth in Kenya's Music Industry

Africa Business Radio — Turner networks a Time Warner company has rebranded one of their movie channels in Africa; from TCM to the American Block Buster Channel. We are joined by the head of Entertainment for Turner southern Europe and Africa, Guillermo Farré, about the new channel and the future of Turner in Africa. We are also joined by Mike Strano Founding Director of Phat! Entertainment in Kenya as they kick off the Ongea Music Summit this week. Africa Business Radio


Moving Africa's Music Business Forward - Audu Maikori

Africa Business Radio — This week, we speak to a true visionary in the Entertainment Business, Audu Maikori, Founder and President of diversified entertainment company, Chocolate City Group. We find out what it takes to build a successful record label and what the Industry needs to move forward. Africa Business Radio


Entertainment Power Moves That Will Be Taking Us Into 2018

Africa Business Radio — It's the new year and to kick off the year, we look at the power moves that will be taking us into 2018 with Trevor Noah opening up the comedy industry, Lebo M taking advantage of the new Lion King buzz with a theatrical all South African cast world tour and we are joined by Chilu Lemba, the man who has built a successful career of his voice. Africa Business Radio


The Wedding Party 2 Premiered In 9 African Countries - What Does This Mean for African Cinema?

Africa Business Radio — The wedding party broke box office numbers that have opened up the doors to the local cinema in Africa. The success of the first movie has made it possible for the wedding party 2 to open in three regions and 9 countries on the continent, all at the same time! We speak to Damola Layonou, Operations manager at Film One Distribution on what this means for African cinema. Africa Business Radio


Record Labels Can Help Drive Better ROI For Artists And Brands - Yay or Nay?

Africa Business Radio — We started the show with our usual power moves and then get into the conversation with our guest, Lebogang Kgothadi brands and partnership's manager and Bayo Fatoba New Business and Live Manager and Universal Music Group, who join us to discuss the label relationship with artists, brands, and ROI from music collaborations and the developing the music business in Africa.


Every African Artist Should Have Their Music On Music Streaming Platforms

Africa Business Radio — This week, what we are looking forward to at Dsicop Johannesburg and why every African artist should have their music on streaming platforms. Africa Business Radio


The Multi-Billion Dollar Africa's Music Business

Africa Business Radio — A recent study of the entertainment sector by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants showed rapid earnings growth in many African countries, fueled largely by live performances by local artists. In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, revenue from the music industry grew an estimated four-fold in the two years up to 2015, according to PwC. The growth streak is forecast to continue. Kenya is also forecast for a strong growth, at about 9.3 percent a year between...


The Business of Reality TV Shows in Africa

Africa Business Radio — In looking back through the history of reality TV it is interesting to see where the foundation for modern reality television began. One of history's most famous reality TV programs emerged in the late 40's, when Allen Funt brought Candid Camera into the lives of millions of people. Over the past couple of years, not only has Bonang had massive success as a businesswoman, but she has also managed to establish herself as a brand ambassador and one of the country's...


Sync Deal And Licensing - The Secret Billion Dollars Business

Africa Business Radio — A music synchronization license, also known as a sync license, is a music license granted by the owner or composer of a particular piece of work. The license allows the licensee, or purchaser, the right to use the music in a visual piece, such as a movie, video game, or commercial. Get in contact with us for more information at


What's Going On With Africa's Pay TV Giant, Multichoice? - Entertainment Busines

Africa Business Radio — Naspers is in talks to sell DSTV to MTN Group. Nigerian Court restrains Multichoice from increasing Pay TV, DSTV cost. DStv grows subscribers, but margins squeezed.


Entertainment Business in Africa - Power Moves This Week 23.6.17

Africa Business Radio — On Wednesday Egg Films’ director Terence Neale became the first South African director ever to win a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s most prestigious advertising awards. Kwese is also in the news this week with some power move.


It Takes Only 12Months For a Musician to Be Broke After Their Last Hit!

Africa Business Radio — On the average in Africa, an artist goes broke 12 months after his/her last hit; one of the reasons for this is because of the limited investment options suitable for the dynamics of their income. Today, we have a guest on the show, who would be breaking this down and also offer some advice.