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LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in Nigeria

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free...

4 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair
#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair

African personalities, vloggers, influencers and makeup artists bring an African flair to the New York attitude of Maybelline in the Makeup In The Cities - Africa web series...

By Maroefah Smith 30 May 2019

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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenues

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content
Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content

Africa's mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers...

7 May 2019

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

The River cast.
Edan TV rolls out new TV show 'The River'

'The River', the new series from the country of Nelson Mandela, arrives exclusively on the pan-African channel Edan TV...

29 Apr 2019

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Discovery expands programming in Africa

Discovery brings 'Real Time' and 'Discovery Family' to StarTimes subscribers across Africa...

18 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

Amazon Prime to offer African content to international audiences
Amazon Prime to offer African content to international audiences

With Netflix listing African content like Chief Daddy, Lionheart, Wedding Party and more, Amazon Prime is now offering Africa to its listings...

19 Mar 2019

Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music
Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and downloading service in Africa has signed a deal with Warner Music to bring the record company's music closer to the region...

15 Mar 2019

Ellana Lee is senior vice president, CNN International & head of CNN Vision.
CNN marks 10 Years of profiling African Voices

Every week, 'African Voices' highlights three different figures from Africa, who lead the narrative to show 'their Africa' to our viewers...

By Ellana Lee 11 Mar 2019

Deutsche Welle profiles women empowerment and achievement
Deutsche Welle profiles women empowerment and achievement

International Women's Day: DW launches Facebook account 'DW Women'...

8 Mar 2019

TV series, High Rollers.
Taking Africa's content to the world

The African Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetime series representing premium drama, lifestyle, and news programming from Africa during 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Azuri Technologies, pay-as-you-go solar technology provider.
Azuri launches pay-as-you-go solar satellite TV in Kenya

The off-grid solar market is in the midst of a serious boom, already growing beyond the simple necessities of lighting and phone charging...

26 Feb 2019

Zee5 and Apigate partner to target larger audience globally
Zee5 and Apigate partner to target larger audience globally

Zee5 has announced its partnership with Apigate which will now deliver a larger range of content across different languages, targeting a wider audience...

26 Feb 2019

Oyebowale Akideinde appointed new head of OTT Simfy music services
Oyebowale Akideinde appointed new head of OTT Simfy music services

Simfy Africa has announced the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde, as head of OTT Music Services...

25 Feb 2019

Vukani Mngxati, chief executive officer for Accenture Africa.
Accelerating Africa's economy through digital transformation

The 'digitisation of everything' trend is evolving at pace and Africa cannot afford to play catch-up...

By Vukani Mngxati 19 Feb 2019

mchiroque via .
The professionalism of authenticity

There is no doubt that video content is more informative, more engaging and more likely to gain lead conversions than any other format, but with such an overwhelming amount of content, what trends should marketers be paying attention to in order to ensure that their carefully crafted message is not simply lost in the quagmire?...

By Quinn Lubbe 18 Feb 2019

OSN dropping sports content and focusing on movies
OSN dropping sports content and focusing on movies

As of March, Dubai-based pay tv operator OSN will air only OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Sports Channel...

15 Feb 2019

How to win in the African digital space
How to win in the African digital space

The top four digital areas you can really win at in the African digital space in 2019...

By Seanice Kacungira 12 Feb 2019

Previous BBC Komla Dumor Award winners (L-R): Didi Akinyelure (2016), Nancy Kacungira (2015) and Waihiga Mwaura (2018).
Search for next African broadcast journalism star

Applications for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award are open until 23.59GMT, 26 March 2019...

8 Feb 2019

Kwese Free Sports launches new programmes for 2019
Kwese Free Sports launches new programmes for 2019

Kwesé Free Sports has rolled out new TV programmes in Ghana...

7 Feb 2019

John Schnobrich via .
3 shifts that marketers need to consider

Success is dependent on how well one responds. Professional marketers are constantly having to evolve as industries shift. The competitive landscape, in market dynamics and consumer expectations, plays a mammoth role in how marketers respond to these shifts in the industry...

By Pieter Geyser 5 Feb 2019

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