Last year, Afrinnovator’s Mark Kaigwa gave a keynote at All Amber‘s Mobile Entertainment Africa conference in South Africa. In anticipation for the 2012 conference, the organisers of the leading mobile focused events in Africa, officially announced details of an ongoing partnership with MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce. The partnership commences with All Amber’s […]
In-depth coverage of Mobile Entertainment Africa, the continent’s inaugural conference on the convergence of African entertainment and mobile phones organised by All Amber at the One and Only Resort in Cape Town.
As part of Afrinnovator’s special build-up to the Mobile Entertainment Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa from the 23rd and 24th of August, 2011 we look at what to expect and some context from All Amber’s inaugural cellphone entertainment-focused conference.
Recently, All Amber invited Afrinnovator down to cover and participate in Mobile Entertainment Africa. Below is a summary of that first talk, which painted a snapshot of some trends and key learnings from the East African mobile entertainment scene. Silicon Savannah: the new catchphrase describing the East African and Kenyan region, the innovation and dynamism […]
The inaugural Mobile Entertainment Africa conference was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference aimed to provide some perspective on the growing mobile entertainment industry across Africa. Following up on the conference, let’s look at a few online/mobile entertainment stores/companies from around Africa: Hewa.com We learnt about Hewa from the recent AppCircus Nairobi event where […]
Africa-targeted private equity and VC is on the rise, last year (2012) the total worth of PE deals closed in sub-Saharan Africa grew 10% from 2011 to $1.16 billion with funds raised for the region being $1.4 billion up from $1.3billion the previous year (Source – Reuters; also have a look at Ernst & Young’s […]
We are about to hit 2013, last year I wrote an optimistic post about the 12 trends to watch in Africa tech, there has been some very positive developments indeed and rather than repeat and add to any potential Africa tech hype that may or may not be bubbling I thought I’d take a somewhat […]
I have now been back in East Africa working in the Tech scene for 3 months after 7 years working in silicon valley. I attended one major conference, hang out at incubators/workspaces in Tanzania and Kenya meeting with the startup community… Spent time in the rural areas of Tanzania on a solar tech pilot and […]
The history of African peoples is filled with tons of folklore and a rich oral history. Our peoples in past times primarily disseminated information and preserved their culture in the form of folk tales, songs… content; and the primary platform of distribution was oral. Today, Africa stands to embrace it’s history of original content creation […]
Last year whilst visiting an aunt in south west area of Tanzania called Kyela, near Lake Malawi- I put my samsung cheap android smartphone on the dinner table . My cousin immediately reached it pulled up the Facebook app and used my profile to friend request me! I remain hidden on Facebook and he wanted […]