The digital ecosystems in Africa require a steady stream of audio-visual content. Throughout the African continent, content consumers delivered via television, radio, and other audio-visual platforms seek local content with world-class quality.
In response to this market demand, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) has launched the industry programme themed: #ContentForAfrica, focusing on content creation, production, distribution, and monetisation of audio-visual content in Africa.
To ensure that the industry is involved in the programme holistically, BMA has established a Board of Advisory. Included on the Board are:
Farida Idris, Group Commercial Director at Capital FM (Kenya). With her experience in media sales and radio, digital and event sales, Idris’s client-centric approach has assisted her in creating long-term customer relationships and growing client and partnership operations for Capital Group Limited.
Maggie Mutangiri, the CEO and Founder of Travel Africa Network, a leisure, travel and tourism multi-media company and a satellite TV channel dedicated to promoting African travel experiences and hospitality, joins the board.
Also joining is the Managing Director of Indigenous Film Distribution, Helen Kuun. Helen Kuun acquired her experience in film distribution across all platforms in the South African industry, from marketing and publicity to development, acquisitions, and sales. Her most achievement was with Ster-Kinekor Distribution winning an Oscar for the film Tsotsi.
Anto Stella, the Managing Director of Content Connect Africa, has held an extraordinary presence in the music industry, with over 30 years of experience. Stella is a highly respected businesswoman to emerge from the industry. Her relations with artists has been one of her major strengths, enabling her to successfully bridge the gap between business and the creative worlds.
Also added to the advisory board is the Council Member of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, Nomfundo Matlala. She also serves as an Executive Producer for multiple South African projects.
Thandi Davids, Board Member of the Durban FilmMart Institute, has spent 25 years working in various media industry sectors. In addition, she has consulted for government and global institutions such as the UN, NGOs, and multinational companies.
With over 14 years of experience in Production, Film Distribution, Media, Branding and Alternative Investments, Mimi Bartels is Head of Production at FilmOne Entertainment. She was previously the Head of Accounts for Nollywood and Independent Hollywood titles.
Nisha Ligon, Co-Founder and CEO of Ubongo, has produced content for the BBC, the Guardian, online learning platforms, and an award-winning documentary, Twiga Stars.
Also included on the board are Nwabisa Matyumuza, the Director of MultiChoice Talent Factory Africa; Chinenye Nworah, the Founder and CEO of Giant Creative Media and lastly, Linda Githige, the Content Acquisitions & Operations Consultant at Baze Safaricom.