5 October 2018


AMAA Renames Category After Murdered Animator

An award-winning Film editor/Animator, Jibril Mailafia who was killed by unknown men in Jos, Plateau State, on Tuesday, has been accorded a Posthumous honour.

In a category tagged ‘Jibril Mailafia Award for Best Animation’, the deceased who had earned a nomination in the same category, in this year’s edition of the AMAAs, will be honoured.

 Zimbabwe: Tawengwa Joins Scoop Network

Award-winning film and theatre director Patience Tawengwa has joined continental broadcasting company Scoop Network Africa in a deal that will amplify local talent on the international scene.

Signed through her film and television company Zambuko Creative, the deal will see Tawengwa producing entertainment and lifestyle news for the network. Her coverage will see her working with both local, regional and international stars.

"Earlier this year, while I was working on a production in another African country, I was presented with the opportunity to work on producing Zimbabwean entertainment and lifestyle news for Scoop Africa Network.

"I immediately loved the fact that the network is a platform which shines a spotlight on work being done by Africans in the entertainment industry," said Tawengwa.

Read the full article on The Herald here.

 AMAA Organisers unveil panelists for African Cinema Business Roundtable

The three panelists unveiled by the Africa Movie Academy board are Rebecca Radmore, Rebecca Roos and Opeyemi Ajayi.


AREWA24 announces two major executive programming and production hires at its Kano studio

Kadiri Yusef and Evans Ejiogu, each of whom brings their long experience and stellar track records in the Lagos television and media sector to Kano.                              

Kadiri Yusef is a veteran executive of the programming and production staff at Silverbird Television, where he worked from 2004 to 2017. Kadiri became Silverbird’s Head of Television Production in 2006 where he directed most of Silverbird’s flagship shows, and all of its live broadcast programs. At AREWA24, Kadiri is in charge of directing all of the channel’s diverse studio-based shows and formats.

Evans Ejiogu has been a successful television content creator, producer, director, writer and video editor. Along with his programming and production experience across formats and genres, Evans also brings to AREWA24 his extensive commercial skills honed from a decade in the corporate communications and advertising sectors. Evans’ work in theatre, television drama, short films, commercial production, radio and online digital content, helps raise the overall level of expertise and production quality at AREWA24.

Biola Alabi Named in Financial Times’ Top 100 Global Female Executives list

Financial Times & HERoes Champions of Women in Business 2018 celebrates 100 senior female role models who help to increase gender diversity in the workplace.

26 September, 2018 Lagos, Nigeria. Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Biola Alabi Media, Biola Alabi, has been named in the FT & HERoes 100 Female Executives list for 2018, in recognition of her tireless commitment to gender diversity and inclusion of women in the African workplace. The prestigious annual list celebrates female role models who are actively playing their part to increase gender diversity in the workplace as well as supporting the increase of women in senior business roles.

As the only Nigerian-based woman to be included on the global list, Alabi joins the ranks of some of the world’s most powerful female executives from global companies such as Deloitte, IBM, Amazon, Mastercard, WPP, EY and more. In over 20 years in business, both in the US and in Africa, Alabi has championed women in the corporate workplace, through extensive networking and mentorship, as well as leading by example; Alabi’s consultancy company has an all-female leadership team, and boasts over 75% female staff.

MultiChoice has announced the appointment of Nkateko Mabaso as the CEO of M-Net in Sub-Saharan Africa, effective immediately.