Five Takeaways From The Africa Cinema Summit

Contents1. Africa Needs Better Local Cinema Experiences2. Box Office Data Is Still An Issue3. Streaming Platforms Can Be Complementary4. Government Policy5. The Cinema Experience Can Go Beyond MoviesBy The NumbersThe National Film Authority of Ghana in collaboration with FilmOne Group (Nigeria) and Silverbird Cinema (Ghana), hosted the inaugural Africa Cinema Summit (ACS) from November 14th to 16th at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel and Silverbird Cinema in Accra, […]

MultiChoice To Launch Showmax 2.0 On February 2024

ContentsDetailsWhat They’re SayingFeature ComparisonMultiChoice has announced that the revamped Showmax platform will launch in February 2024, replacing the standard and Pro subscriptions with Showmax Entertainment, Showmax Entertainment Mobile, and Showmax Premier League. Details The Showmax Entertainment and Entertainment Mobile plans offer similar content, with the only differences being the type of device on which one […]

Ghana’s African Cinema Summit Announces Speaker Lineup Including Imax Exec & Local Exhibition Heads

ContentsDetailsSpeaker Line UpWhat They’re SayingThe National Film Authority of Ghana has announced the lineup for its inaugural Africa Cinema Summit in Accra, hosted in partnership with Filmhouse Group (Nigeria) and Silverbird Cinema (Ghana).  Details The summit is set to take place at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel and Silverbird Cinema in the Ghanaian capital on November 14-16. Official partners […]

How Sony’s Innovation Fund Could Benefit Ghana’s Creative Industry

ContentsAbout The FundThe Ghana Creative IndustryBy The NumbersNo Time Frame For Fund Deployment YetSony Group, one of the world’s leading creative entertainment and technology companies, recently launched a new initiative to support the growth of entertainment businesses in Africa. The Sony Innovation Fund: Africa is a program that will invest $10 million in seed to […]

Aleph Group Puts its Global Brands Under Its “One Brand” Initiative

ContentsDetailsWhy This MattersDigging DeeperWhat They’re SayingBy The NumbersAleph Group, Inc., an ecosystem of local digital experts and technology-driven solutions, has launched its ‘One Brand’ initiative, uniting its unique range of brands – including Ad Dynamo by Aleph in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa – under the Aleph name.  The Group’s multiple, largely regional brands […]

Abraham Attah’s “Hidden” Talent Shows That Ghana’s Movie Industry Has Huge Gaps In Talent Discovery

ContentsThere Is No PipelineGatekeepers and Aging TalentWhere Do We Go From HereIn 2015, Abraham Attah, a young Ghanaian actor, got multiple accolades for his portrayal of the character “Agu” in the Netflix film, Beasts of No Nation. He won several awards including the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International […]

Ghanaian Mobile Game Developer Leti Arts Launches “Puzzle Scout” Mobile Game

ContentsDetailsWhy This MattersWhat They’re SayingLeti Arts, a Ghanaian mobile game developer that develops cross-platform interactive media products based on African history and folklore has announced its new release. As one of a handful of interactive media studios in sub-Saharan Africa, the developer has launched its new mobile game, ‘Puzzle Scout,’ aimed at not only providing […]

Huawei Partners With Kenyan Esports Federation To Provide 5G Support For African Global Esports Games

ContentsDetailsWhat They’re SayingDigging DeeperThe 2023 Global Esports Games African qualification edition will be running on a 5G network as a result of a partnership between Huawei Kenya and the Esports Federation of Kenya. Details The eFootball category has attracted 12 teams drawn into two groups of 6 each with four slots up for grabs. Kenya […]

Is The Creator Economy Becoming a Crucial Driver of Global Economic Growth and Recovery?

The creator economy is emerging as a potent catalyst for economic transformation, transcending geographical boundaries and reshaping the way we work and consume information. The industry is poised to become a crucial driver of global economic growth and recovery. With estimates projecting a staggering $104.2 billion market value in 2022 with strong growth projected for […]

Abiola Bonuola Communications launches Press Release Distribution Service for African tech startups and Agency partners

Leading Technology Public Relations Firm, Abiola Bonuola Communications (ABCS) has introduced its Press Release Distribution Service to cater to tech startups and Agency partners in the EMEA region. The Press Release Distribution Service currently provides access to over 150 top-tier African news sites, blogs, and media platforms covering business, technology, and brand beats. Tech startups […]

Is Influencer Marketing Creating More Conflict Of Interest for Ghanaian Media Personalities?

ContentsInfluencer Marketing + Ghana Media Personalities(Un)Written Rules For Influencer Marketing With Media PersonalitiesRegulation (Or lackthereof) for Influencers and Media PersonalitiesIn recent years, Ghana has seen a rise in the number of TV media personalities who have become influential on social media platforms such as Instagram, and Twitter/X. These media personalities, who often have a large […]

Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Nelson Joins Multi-Channel Network Age Africa

ContentsDetailsWhy This MattersWhat They’re SayingYvonne Nelson has signed with Age Africa Agency, a top multi-channel network for YouTube creators, brands, publishers, and artists in Africa which helps the growth and management of YouTube channels. Details The popular Ghanaian actress, model, film producer, author, and entrepreneur joined the YouTube-certified partner to upscale her Yvonne Nelson channel on YouTube […]

Anakle Films Announces $1m+ Netflix Thriller “The Black Book” Which Debuts On 22nd September

ContentsDetailsAbout The MovieWhy This MattersDigging DeeperWhat They’re SayingAnakle Films is set to release Nigeria’s biggest-budget film to date, with the release of The Black Book, debuting on Netflix on 22nd September.  Details The film, with a budget exceeding $1 million, features an ensemble cast of Africa’s most well-known actors, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Usifo, Sam Dede, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, […]

Kwadwo Sheldon Launches “Kwadwo Sheldon Studios”, A New Digital Media Company Crafting Content That Resonates Globally

Renowned Ghanaian content creator and social media sensation, Kwadwo Sheldon, is taking the next big step in his digital journey by announcing Kwadwo Sheldon Studios. Details Kwadwo Sheldon Studios is a digital media company in Ghana, with a focus on revolutionizing traditional media, through modern engaging content developed by creators through dynamic utilization of digital […]

National Film Authority Partners with FilmOne and Silverbird Cinema to Host First Africa Cinema Summit

ContentsDetailsBy The NumbersWhat They’re SayingThe National Film Authority of Ghana has announced a strategic partnership with FilmOne Group (Nigeria) and Silverbird Cinema (Ghana), to host the inaugural Africa Cinema Summit (ACS) scheduled to take place November 14th to 16th at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel and Silverbird Cinema in Accra, Ghana. This initiative represents the first […]

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