Angola’s Fourth Unified Licence may not be a ‘diamond in the rough’ in a country where the state still has its fingers in many pies

7 December 2017

Vodafone Group is said to be interested in bidding for the fourth converged “Unified Global” operating licence in Angola. Oil has put what might otherwise be a middle ranking African country on steroids. However what oil gives, it also takes away when there are low prices. Russell Southwood looks at what the prospects are for the Angolan market and a potential fourth operator. According to local news site SAPO:” Vodafone is in pole position to operate a mobile network, after the opening of the international competition for the fourth global license, which could end the "monopoly" that still exists in…


See Feem’s Enyi Omeruah co-produces new Nollywood comedy and wants to create a fund for a five-film slate

1 December 2017

Nollywood is in the slow process of professionalizing. Key players are beginning to work out the business of the business. Russell Southwood talks to Enyi Omeruah, Managing Partner, See Feem, a talent agent turned film producer, who wants to create new opportunities for the talent he represents, Enyi Omeruah started See Feem through one of those accidents we call life:”I went to a US college and at the time I wanted to be a singer. But the fees were so expensive that there’s no way I could be a singer”. After college he worked at Deloitte and Touche. He went…


VoD and Africa - A review of existing VoD services, drivers, challenges and opportunities (July 2017 update)

180+ VoD platforms related to Africa and Black culture!  The new emerging distribution market for the African audiovisual industry is VoD. VoD and IPTV services are the best way for broadband internet operators in Africa to monetize data now!  There are very few reports that review VoD (video on demand) progress across Africa.  This report offers invaluably detailed and updated information on the state of play with VoD platforms' launches and projects across the continent. This report is ideal to prepare a business plan and convince investors and partners. The main report was initially released at the end of 2014 and…