The Business of Entertainment

AFRICA BUSINESS RADIO  |  Podcast , ±1 hr 09 min episodes every 2 weeks, 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
The Business of Entertainment is a show that puts a spotlight on Africa’s rapidly growing entertainment industry. From television and film production to music and management, the show aims to educate and inspire young African’s on the business side of entertainment and rally for the right structures and models to be implemented in order for Africa to fully realize the potential of this highly influential sector. The show will highlight the biggest moves made in the industry, review African and International content relevant to Africa and will feature interviews with the greatest minds behind the industry. The creator and host of the show, Mudzithe Phiri is the founder and CEO of Isio Africa, a brand and business development agency. Mudzithe is also a TV and radio presenter so is fully imbedded into Africa’s entertainment scene. Social media Twitter @MudzithePhiri Instagram @Dzithe Facebook @DzithePhiri

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The Value of African Content

This week in power moves, Multichoice launches an initiative to develop African talent in film production to boost local content and Mamoya Media CEO Kudzai Muchechetere joins in to discuss how much African content is worth and why.
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The Kanye Effect

This week Multichoice calling for Icasa to regulate digital media urging the organization to view the pay-TV industry as one entity despite underlying technologies ahead of Icasa public forum. Mudzithe also discusses the challenges of building a structure in a structureless market with founder and Group CEO of The Temple Management Company Nigeria.
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Constance Cejuma Talks Finding Investment For Film in Hollywood

This week the business of entertainment looks at Runtown's 'telenovela' type label deal gone bad, Mo Abudu makes a major power move with Sony Pictures and we chat to award-winning Cameroon American actress and producer, fresh off her role in Black Panther, Constance Ejuma on the value proposition for a film in Hollywood.

TCM Rebranded And Slow Growth in Kenya's Music Industry

Turner networks a Time Warner company has rebranded one of their movie channels in Africa; from TCM to the American Block Buster Channel. We are joined by the head of Entertainment for Turner southern Europe and Africa, Guillermo Farré, about the new channel and the future of Turner in Africa. We are also joined by Mike Strano Founding Director of Phat! Entertainment in Kenya as they kick off the Ongea Music Summit this week.
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The Wedding Party 2 Premiered In 9 African Countries - What Does This Mean for African Cinema?

The wedding party broke box office numbers that have opened up the doors to the local cinema in Africa. The success of the first movie has made it possible for the wedding party 2 to open in three regions and 9 countries on the continent, all at the same time! We speak to Damola Layonou, Operations manager at Film One Distribution on what this means for African cinema.
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Record Labels Can Help Drive Better ROI For Artists And Brands - Yay or Nay?

We started the show with our usual power moves and then get into the conversation with our guest, Lebogang Kgothadi brands and partnership's manager and Bayo Fatoba New Business and Live Manager and Universal Music Group, who join us to discuss the label relationship with artists, brands, and ROI from music collaborations and the developing the music business in Africa.

The Multi-Billion Dollar Africa's Music Business

A recent study of the entertainment sector by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants showed rapid earnings growth in many African countries, fueled largely by live performances by local artists. In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, revenue from the music industry grew an estimated four-fold in the two years up to 2015, according to PwC. The growth streak is forecast to continue. Kenya is also forecast for a strong growth, at about 9.3 percent a year between now and 2020. And African musicians are not only appealing to domestic consumers, but also generating more interest abroad through tours and collaborations with big international names.

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