The Other Side of Africa : From Nigeria to Netflix : African Cinema Goes Global

In the country that now represents Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria’s film industry has exploded in recent years, outstripping the more established Hollywood and Bollywood in various statistics. Over the last 20 years, Nollywood’s indomitable rise accounts for more than 1.4 percent of Nigeria’s GDP, which amounts to US$7.2 billion, according to the Oxford Business Group.…

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Restless Global : the first studio engaged in all aspects of development, production and distribution of African content within and outside Africa.

Founded in 2015 by Marie Lora-Mungai and Tendeka Matatu, Restless Global works with the new generation of exceptional creative talents from across Africa and its diaspora to produce remarkable film and television content and distribute it through every channel of the growing African media landscape, including cinema, television, and VOD.   TALENT Restless Talent Management…

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Global OTT Players offer African Content Producers New Distribution Opportunities in Europe and America

  A recently announced deal between Lebara Play and various African producers for OTT rights in Europe illustrates how VoD will allow content owners new channels to diaspora markets. But this is not the first of these kinds of deals as Russell Southwood outlines. Lebara Play is the VoD channel run by discount international minutes…

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INTERVIEW WITH DOROTHEE WENNER, BERLINALE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER

The Mokolo Project team met with Dororthee Wenner during her stay in Nigeria. She kindly agreed to spend some time with Mokolo and shared her experiences and advice on the framework of the African Film Industry. She sheds light on what being a programmer of African films at International Festivals is all about.   MOKOLO PROJECT TEAM: Hi Dorothee,…

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