Iwájú is an original animated series set in a futuristic Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, and tells the exciting coming-of-age story of Tola, a young girl from the wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds.

New Animation Series to Air Across Africa

By Ogova Ondego Published February 24, 2024 Iwájú, an all-new original animated series is set to air across across Africa in April and May 2024 following its exclusive streaming on Disney+ on February 28, 2024, giving viewers across the continent an opportunity to view the series in territories where Disney+…
The technology required to impersonate an individual has become cheaper, easier to use and more accessible. This means that it is simpler than ever before for a criminal to assume one aspect of a person's identity.

How Safe is Voice Banking?

By iiDENTIfii Published January 30, 2024 As incidents of banking fraud grow exponentially and become increasingly sophisticated, it is time to question whether voice banking is a safe option for consumers. Impersonation is one of the predominant methods fraudsters use to rob consumers. Using identifying information such as personal details…
Walt Disney Animation Studios' collaboration with a Nigerian entertainment company, Kugali, has culminated in the all-new six-part original animated series Iwájú that streams exclusively on Disney+ beginning February 28, 2024.

Collaboration Between US Animation Studios and African Entertainment Company Yield Six-Part Original Animated Series

By The Walt Disney Company Published January 23, 2024 Walt Disney Animation Studios' collaboration with a Nigerian entertainment company, Kugali, has culminated in the all-new six-part original animated series Iwájú that streams exclusively on Disney+ beginning February 28, 2024. Iwájú is set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. This coming-of-age story…
Media literacy equips the individual with the skills to decipher the world of image, analyse media content, understand the human dimension in cyberspace, demytholise myths created by the world of media and helps create the mass media that are beneficial to society.

Reshaping Educational Narratives and Enhancing Cultural and Educational Experiences of Young People in Eastern Africa through Creative Arts

By Ogova Ondego Published November 29, 2023 The 21st Century is referred to as the Information Era and this information is disseminated through various channels that reach mass audiences simultaneously. The avenues that serve this purpose are referred to as mass media. Mass media are the main socialising agents of…
Addressing the opening of the Creative Africa Nexus 2023 (CANEX) Summit held as part of the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, Kanayo Awani, Executive Vice President in charge of Intra-African Trade Bank at Afreximbank, announced in Cairo on November 10 said that the fund would oversee film financing, co-finance with large studios, finance African filmmakers and finance producers and directors of film projects across the continent.

Bank Sets Up US$1 Billion African Film Fund

By Afreximbank Published November 10, 2023 African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is working on the establishment of a US$1-Billion African Film Fund to be launched in 2024 to support the continent’s film industry. Addressing the opening of the Creative Africa Nexus 2023 (CANEX) Summit held as part of the third Intra-African…
At the awards ceremony that had Ghana’s Camidoh, Nigeria’s KCee and highly talented Yinka Davies serenading nominees, African film enthusiasts, and practitioners, Nigeria’s Tobi Bakre, and Nse Ikpe Etim won big awards of the night for their roles in ‘Gangs of Lagos’ and ‘4.4.44’, respectively.

All Africa Movie Awards Fetes Filmmakers

By Bada Gbenga Published October 30, 2023 The 19th annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) that brings together film practitioners and enthusiasts and mass media from Africa, the African Diaspora and the world, has wound up in Lagos, the Nigerian commercial capital, with the announcement of the award winners in…
Twende follows a pangolin of the same name, the slowest moving animal in the savannah.

Meet Twende, the Boda Boda-Driving Pangolin

By Jennifer Ochieng Published October 12, 2023 The trailer for Twende, the first Showmax Original 2D animated series, has been released. Twende follows a pangolin of the same name, the slowest moving animal in the savannah. “Twende’s belief that ‘life is about the journey, not the destination’ is constantly at…
John Lyons (b.1933), Jab Jab, 1986, oil on canvas, 128 x 85 cm. © John Lyons, Courtesy of Felix _ Spear.

Works by Immigrant Artists Showcased

By Jessica Wood Published September 24, 2023 More than 50 artists who came from all over the world during the 20th century to live and work in Britain and contributed to its visual culture are the subject of a wide-ranging exhibition, Crossing Borders: Internationalism in Modern British Art, at the…
Kenyan Ng’endo Mukii’s Enkai, from Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, now streaming on Disney+

Breakthrough for African Animation

By Kevin Kriedemann Published August 24, 2023 Is 2023 becoming a breakthrough year for African animation? When Triggerfish, a South African animation studio, launched a pan-African talent search for animated films and series with the support of The Walt Disney Company in 2015, few expected that effort to generate much…
Participate in Kenya's Wildest Triathlon

Participate in Kenya’s Wildest Triathlon

By Team Tri Fit Kenya Published August 23, 2023 Organisers of Mugie Triathon have invited sports enthusiasts to to register for what is touted as being Kenya's wildest triathlon. Laid out in the expansive and beautiful Mugie Conservancy located within Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau on the edge of the Great Rift…
Mobile Film Festival, an international short film festival that says it supports, exposes and mentors up and coming talented filmmakers from all over the world through grants and technical support to shoot professional short films, has announced the winners of its second edition at a ceremony held on June 8, 2023 in Rabat, Morocco.

All-Africa Film Festival Announces Winners

By Khalifa Hemed Published June 20, 2023 Mobile Film Festival, an international short film festival that says it supports, exposes and mentors up and coming talented filmmakers from all over the world through grants and technical support to shoot professional short films, has announced the winners of its second edition…
Man-beating woman at work

Why Wife-Beating is Justified

By Ogova Ondego Published June 7, 2023 "African husbands beat wives not to harm them but to discipline them. It is our way of bringing a wife back into line when she strays," says Murimi Njoka, a sociology lecturer at University of Nairobi. "African husbands discipline wives, they don't batter…