The Winner Of The August New Comma Fund

Published on: Sep 20, 2022

Nigerian-born Lindsey Abudei is a singer-songwriter and improve vocal composer influenced by a range of genres— Rock, Blues, Jazz & R&B — shaped into a genre-fluid, contemporary sound. For her #NCFund Submission, she shared some of her beautiful music and intends to use her grant to create some digital assets for her upcoming EP “Kaleidoscope”!
Born and raised in Jos, Nigeria, by parents with rich musical tastes, she is inspired by artists like Roberta Flack, The Beach Boys, Sade, Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan, and Lauryn Hill.
Check out Lindsey’s NewComma profile to discover more of her amazing music:
The New Comma Creative Fund is a monthly £100 microgrant to support an African creative with no strings attached. This is the fourth cycle since the relaunch of the Fund, and the submissions keep getting better every month!  This scheme was created for professionals and enthusiasts alike who need a little financial boost to start or sustain their creative endeavours. All you have to do is take the bold step in sharing your work with the world on NewComma. The September 2022 cycle closes on Wednesday 28th September at 18:00 GMT
How to Apply:
Create a portfolio using the NewComma project builder
Submit the project link on the application form at fund.newcomma.com
 You can submit up to 3 projects per month
* To be eligible to apply you must be a practising creative of African descent aged 18-35

 

 

 

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

INFINIX RISING STAR FESTIVAL

Published on: Sep 19, 2022

 

Infinix is ​​proud to host the Infinix Rising Star Festival. A talent discovery event aiming to discover Kenya’s next big star! The winner will receive sponsorship worth 1 million Kenyan shillings.
Physical auditions will be held in Eldoret, Mombasa and Nairobi. The participant will face a judging panel and from each region he will choose four winners from each region.

1)Eldoret Auditions:  Moi University, Eldoret – 16th September 2022

2)Mombasa Auditions:  Technical University, Mombasa – 23rd September 2022

3) Nairobi Auditions: Nairobi University, Main Campus – 30th September 2022

You can also join us online by uploading a video of your performance to our Instagram page @infinixmobilekenya with the hashtags #iamanInfinixstar #infinixrisingstar2022. A panel of judges will judge the videos with the most likes and select 4 winners. The overall winner will be announced at the Infinix Rising Star Festival on October 14, 2022.

Winners

  • 4 winners will be picked from each region
  • 4 winners will be chosen online (most likes plus judges)
  • All 16 top participants will win an Infinix smartphone and move on to the next round
  • 1 final winner will be announced on 14th October 2022 during the  Infinix Rising Star Festival
  • Winner will receive  sponsorship worth One Million Kenya Shillings

Audition Rules and Regulations

  • You must present a valid student ID if you are a student
  • If you are not a student one must show personal ID, and the shop name which referred you/the online post and the audition form to gain access to the school
  • One must not be signed to any record label
  • Auditions start from 9am-4pm
  • Each audition performance should not last more than 5 minutes
  • One must not be a practicing performing artist
  • One must fill the audition form
  • For further information kindly contact Infinix Customer Care on 0798193767/0790541141

Terms and Conditions

  1. Infinix Kenya reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant with viable cause. The prize is non-transferable. By accepting the prize, you will be deemed to have granted Infinix the right to use and publish your name and/or picture in such media as Infinix may choose.
  1. Infinix reserve the right to suspend or terminate the campaign or amend these terms and conditions at any time for any technical or commercial reason. Any amendment to these terms and conditions will be published on our social media platform.

Click here to sign up.

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

AFRICAN UNION AU20 ARTISTS RESIDENCY

Published on: Sep 18, 2022

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the African Union’s founding at the Durban Summit in July 2002. Themed ‘Our Africa, Our Future’, the celebration called AU20 will explore the AU’s initiatives, achievements, impacts, challenges, and beyond.

As part of this commemoration, the African Union (AU), in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will offer residencies under the AU20 project for established artists from across Africa to create works that celebrate unity and potential. host the program. of the African continent.

The three-week artist residency will take place from November 7-28, 2022 at the Roman Art House in Dakar, Senegal. The residency culminates in a public event in Dakar to showcase and discuss creative works. With the motto ‘Our Africa, Our Future’, five artists from the African continent explore their artistic talent, creativity and how they broadly extend this theme in all forms of visual arts, including painting, sculpture and drawing. Chosen for its commitment to interpret in , photography, digital art and videography. The work will be published as an e-book anthology in early 2023.

The AU20 project aims to increase the visibility of AU in the minds of Africans, especially the creative community, and to deepen the connection between AU and African citizens. The Artist Residency Program supported by Africa No Filter seeks creative professionals who think outside the box, dare to challenge convention, and innovate and innovate their work through their choice of materials, techniques and subject matter. By choosing to provide a matter that will help bring the African Union closer to the people of Africa.

What is Expected of the Artists

  • Be willing to commit to the entirety of the residency programme in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Selected artists will create a series of artwork (1 to 3 depending on the medium) or a series of photographs (5 to 10) for exhibition at Loman Art House, at the African Union Commission and as a feature in the AU20 e-book anthology.
  • Participate in the public event at the end of the residency, photography and videography of the creation process, and any publicity that may arise from the programme.

What Artists Receive

  • All travel costs to, from and within Senegal.
  • Accommodation and board at Loman Art House in Senegal.
  • Workshop space within the Loman Art House premises.
  • A stipend of US$1,000.
  • Basic costs for tools and art materials will be covered.
  • Trips to relevant places of interest while in Senegal.
  • Meetings with key people in the Senegalese/African creative space.

Eligibility

  • Established artists with at least one prior exhibition in a recognized art gallery.
  • Digital art and videograpghy applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national and international exhibition record, screening and audience.
  • Artists must be able to communicate in French or English.
  • Artists must be both nationals of, and resident in, any African country.
  • Artists must own a valid passport and be willing to travel to Senegal to participate in the physical residency.

To Apply

  • A CV with professional experiences, names of galleries exhibiting the artist’s works, participation in biennials and international meetings, and contact details for two referees (2 pages maximum).
  • A short biography.
  • A 1-page cover letter explaining why you want to participate in this AU-themed residency and what you hope to gain from the experience.
  • A digital portfolio of previous work and/or links to the artist’s website and other social platforms.
  • A copy of the ID page of your passport.
  • Due to logistical reasons, Loman Art only accepts one application per artist (no duo, trio or collective).

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022. Applications must be prepared in PDF format and submitted to contact@lomanart.com. Applications for which an element is missing as well as those that have exceeded the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Questions?

Email contact@lomanart.com with the subject line “AU20 Artists Residency”.

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

Women In Music Concert Is Back

Published on: Sep 15, 2022

 

The popular Women in Music concert series featuring Kenyan artists returns to Nairobi’s National Theater of Kenya on September 16 after a two-year hiatus. Supported by the Federal Foreign Office, the Siemens Foundation and the Goethe Institute, it was held regularly at the Goethe Institute Nairobi since 2016. More than 30 of his musicians have performed so far, including popular artists like Nikita Kering, Atemi, Chemutai Sage, and Mayonde.

This September edition, the concert by Njerae, Akoth Jumadi, Lisa Oduor-Noah and Fena Gitu is supported by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and its Music in Africa Live (MIALive) project.

The MIALive project was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support music professionals across the African continent. The series aims to empower female artists by giving them a platform to showcase their unique musical composition and performance skills.

“It has been our ultimate goal to put up a high-quality live music production. I am delighted that our efforts have gained recognition from international cultural stakeholders whose partnership has enabled us to put together this event, which I believe adds value to the Kenyan creative industry.”- Women In Music founder and jazz musician Christine Kamau said.

The concert promises an exciting mix of acoustic, afrofusion, R&B and pop for live music lovers in Kenya’s capital. The concert with start at 7pm and run through to 10pm. Get your tickets at www.mtickets.com

 

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

Tusker’s New Great Campaign; A Platform For Talents To Shine

Published on: Sep 13, 2022

 

First, it was Tusker Project Fame, a musical talent competition that left an indelible mark on the Kenyan conscience. Its name still rings across East Africa ten years after it wrapped up. Now, it’s Tusker Nexters.

Tusker Nexters builds on Tusker’s tradition of providing a platform for local talent to grow and shine. This time around, both musical talent and eSports talent were given the green light across the country. Tusker Nexters have their eyes firmly set on a future where the next generation of musical talent stands side-by-side with the next generation of organized electronic sports or eSports talent.

Joining this journey is triggered by texting your name and phone number to 29844. After that, the budding musician and his eSports prodigy will be given the chance to participate in an audition. Eligible participants are invited to a defined location in their region, where they participate in a music or eSports competition, claiming to be the best in their region and ultimately their country.

This competition is primarily aimed at viewers between her 18 and her 24 years. This age group is fast-paced, always on the move, and always finding new ways to get things done. This demographic shares the same perspective as brands in the next 100 years, so brands aim to connect with this audience into the future. In other words, connecting to their roots through family and community ties, maintaining a contemporary perspective, and shaping their future.

The Tusker Nexters talent search has already found its musical talents and esports pioneers from the mountains and lakes region of Kenya.

“Kenya has long been an incubator for some of the most exciting artists in the region,” Tusker senior brand manager Catherine Twesigye said. “Tusker, on the other hand, has always held the hands of talented Kenyan artists and supported them to be the best versions of themselves. The Tusker Nexters platform is no different.”

Auditions revealed 19 talented semi-finalists from across the country, who were eventually cut down to 10 before finally narrowing to the final seven in Nairobi.

Those selected to proceed to the final round are rappers Veryl Mkali Wao from Nakuru and TK Lyon from Kisumu. Others are singers Bakhita from the Rift Valley region, Lexxie and Angachi from Mombasa, Zaituni from Nairobi and Kamwana from Kisumu. The seven will now battle for the major prize on dates that will be announced soon.

“These guys have talent and resilience. They have been able to withstand the journey, which has been long and hard with them being away from their families and the tough rehearsal schedule … Each one of these young ladies and gentlemen has worked extremely hard and they are ready for what comes in the future. I am really proud of all of them,” Twesigye said.

The competition’s judging panel comprises leading musicians and entertainment industry players including Eric Wainaina, Nadia Mukami and Buddha Blaze. Apart from the judges, audiences were also given an opportunity to vote for their favourite performers via SMS.

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

Get To Know The Kenyan Selection Committee for OSCARS

Published on: Sep 13, 2022

 

KRYSTEEN SAVANE: Chairperson

Krysteen Savane is a Kenyan Creative Film Producer and Actress. She has worked on both stage and screen for several years and has starred in various shows on local TV stations in Kenya. Krysteen starred in multiple critically acclaimed films including Soul Boy, Ndoto Za Elibidi, Ni Sisi and most recently on the Netflix series, Sense 8.

She produced the award-winning film Ni Sisi for SAFE Kenya, and worked as an Associate Producer for Watatu. She also co-directed the short film Malika.

Krysteen worked as a Production manager on Watu Wote (All of Us) which won Best Short Film at the Student Oscar Awards 2017, and was nominated for Best Live Action short film, in the 2018 Academy Awards.

Between 2004 and 2015 Krysteen worked as a Producer, Production Manager and Actress for the Kenyan NGO SAFE Kenya that uses street theatre to educate and inspire social change.

She is currently the director of Anno’s One Fine Day, a creative arts programme where we nurture children and teenagers to use Visual arts, Drama, Music, Ballet, African dance, Acrobatic and Creative writing to explore and develop their artistic abilities.

IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3775450/

 

ALAMIN VIRANI ELCHIE: Secretary

Alamin Virani Elchie is an eclectic Kenyan Filmmaker, Actor and Audio Producer with vast experience in documentary film-making and audio productions ranging from music, radio, Internet content, TV and Film. Some of his most notable works include helping Dutch Documentary Filmmaker Fleur Van Dissel produce several documentaries in Kenya.; a conservation film titled The Water Towers – a story about the efforts to save the Mau forest; and films showing the political process behind the struggle to achieve and implement the new constitution in Kenya.

He produced the ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) for award-winning Danish-Kenyan Film Lost In Africa (Danish title Kidnappet) by Danish Filmmaker Vibeke Muasya.

Alamin acted in 2015 Riverwood Best Film award winner Strata.

Most recently, he worked on the popular TV Music Show Coke Studio 2019 and Produced His Highness the Agakhan 2018 Diamond Jubilee Documentary for Kenya visit 2018.

Alamin was a part of the Production team for Auma Obama’s Sauti Kuu Foundation Documentary from 2017. He also produced internal Documentary for UNEA 3 forum at UNEP Nairobi in the same year.

Alamin produced a web documentary series Who I Am Who We Are Kenya, an arts project about Kenya’s nationhood by artists Wambui Kamiru Collymore.

He is the current Treasurer of the Kenya Actors Guild and a Board Member of The Creative Society of Kenya.

 

FATMA WANDIA

Fatma Wandia is a Line Producer with over 15 years’ experience across Africa and the Netherlands working on a wide range of projects, from documentaries, films, reality shows and TV commercials.

Fatma has had a hand in some of Kenya’s biggest productions from Sense 8 to Tusker Project Fame, Nike, and East Africa’s Got Talent.

She is currently the Treasurer of the Producers Guild.

 

 

SERAH MWIHAKI

Serah Mwihaki is the multiple award-winning Writer of Nairobi Half Life which was not only Kenya’s entry to the Oscars but was shown in more than 100 theatres in the US and around the world. The film has been touted as the most successful film in Kenya.

Through a career spanning nearly two decades, Serah has created and written nearly 70 episodes of the highly acclaimed drama series Changes and nearly 600 episodes of telenovelas – Kona and Selina.

With her company Wordypix Company Limited, she wrote and produced Kidnapped, an award-winning film on the correlation between domestic abuse and mental issues.

She has written several TV movies for Africa Magic. Serah Mwihaki is currently writing an anthology film with an American Company.

 

JOY ALUNGA

Joy is a borne creative innovator, carefully tailoring design solutions to suit innovative businesses! As a graphic designer, she has over 7 years of experience designing everything from corporate identities, 3d montages, and websites for various corporates and individuals alike. She has been fortunate to work with top brands including  DoubleTree by Hilton and Brand Kenya. Currently she is working with a Pan-African company Kugali that has been the first African company to partner with Disney on the Iwaju project and she is one of the Visual Development Artist from Kenya.

Her skills include 3D and 2D Animation, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, adobe illustrator, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Premierpro, Maya, HTML 5. In her constant pursuit of excellence, she continues to play her part in enriching the creative industry by teaching part-time at Nairobi Institute of Technology and holding office with the Association of Animation Artists Kenya.

When she’s not designing or working on corporate brands, you can find her drawing or in the midst of huge masses of canvas on painting dates with close friends,riding her bike or managing her jewelry business.

 

WYCLIFFE BUHERE TSINJE

Wycliffe Buhere Tsinje holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design 1993 (UoN), Postgraduate Film Production and Directing 1996 (KIMC) and is currently working on Masters project on Theatre Arts and Film Technology (KU).

Buhere is currently a Principal Film Lecturer training at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication where he doubles as an Industrial Liaison Officer.  He is the organizing Secretary of Association of Film Producing Educational Institutions – Kenya that is a trustee of Ministry of Education – Kenya.

Buhere is a prolific screen actor, TV content developer and presenter. He has overseen productions of over 300 Documentaries and Feature Films, both as Film trainer and consultant.

He is in charge as Regional Chairman for Nairobi Tertiary Educational Institutions on matters of Film Producing and Theatre Arts.

 

PATRICIA MATAGA

Patricia Mataga is currently serving as a Programs and Operations Manager at Writers Guild-Kenya. Prior to this, Patricia served as the Social Media Manager in the same Organization. In her role, she oversees the Coordination of Programs and Operations with a view to growing Writers in Kenya and encouraging general reading in our families.

To this end, she has overseen the publication of 12 first time-authors and the creation of three Writing Programs currently operational at Writers Guild-Kenya. The Programs have cumulatively graduated 76 writers who are actively writing in different platforms.  Patricia is passionate about Management, Marketing and generally watching ideas grow under her guidance.

Patricia has also worked in other capacities in both South Africa and Kenya. In South Africa, she worked with, Ecomm Accountants as an Immigration Administrator and Receipt Bank Specialty. She has also worked with Receipt Bank and Xero (Europe) and Africa Talent Bank as a Writer and a Brand Ambassador.

Patricia’s vision is to support the aspirations of Writers Guild-Kenya to ensure that the general reading culture and writing culture in Kenya is cherished. Patricia believes that if our story is not captured in books (or other forms), then we are robbing the future generations of their inheritance.

 

MWENDWA MUTUA

Mwendwa Mutua is an award-winning Film Director, Writer, Mentor and TV and Film Content Producer who began his career with a flair for Stage Acting and Directing. Fueled by his passion for understanding the nuances for film in Kenya’s cross-cultural divide, he later set about a career in Film.

Mwendwa opened a TV and Film Production Company called Artskills Films in 2013. It is an entirely successful venture. He has eight thrilling years of being in the film industry winning Best Director in a Film – Tamed – in 2014.

He has produced and directed many celebrated TV shows and films; most recently, his directing can be viewed on Chiriku, the first ever Christian TV Drama Series in Kenya. Additionally, he has gained recognition in advertisement creation, nominated in the Best Advert Category in Kalasha 2019 for two Adverts Ibusiness and Smart Kodi.

Also, as the Treasurer of Riverwood Ensemble Filmmakers Association, he has been able to polish his Film Festival organization and association management skills with the yearly planning of the Riverwood Academy Awards.

 

EMILY WANJA

Emily Wanja is an award-winning Impact Producer, running the East Africa impact campaign dubbed We Can Fight Climate Change for the international feature documentary, Thank you for the Rain.

In conjunction with Docubox (East Africa Documentary Film Fund), she is working with policy makers across National and County Governments, Private Stakeholders, Civil Society and Communities, using film as a tool for advocacy and social change, while also running impact screenings for the film, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Participant Media, in Kenya. Previously, she was the in-house producer at Docubox.

She has worked extensively with young farmers across Kenya through Seeds of GoldTV show and the leading newspaper version for youth and agribusiness at Nation Media Group. She has produced TV shows for various networks in Kenya and has worked on international fiction co-productions that include Short films, Burnt Forest, nominated for best short film at the Africa Academy Movie Awards and A fork a spoon a Night – the prelude to the feature film Queen of Katwe for Tribeca Institute.

 She is a Sundance fellow, Skoll fellow and Doc Society Impact Lab Alumni. She sits on the CJRF – Fund (Climate Justice Resilience Fund) Advisory Council and on the Global Impact Producers Assembly Steering committee.

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

What You Need To Know Before Submitting To the OSCARS

Published on: Sep 08, 2022

The Kenya Film Commission is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to set up an OSCARS Selection Committee from Industry Associations & Guilds to make submissions for the Best International Feature Film Award on behalf of Kenyan filmmakers.

Following the Opening Call for Entries for SUBMISSION to the Annual Academy Awards, Best International Feature Film Award, The OSCARS Selection Committee Kenya is inviting Kenyan filmmakers to submit their feature films for consideration for the 95th Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category. The Award Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, 12th March 2023.

An international film is defined as a featurelength motion picture (over 40 minutes) produced outside the United States of America and its territories with a predominantly (more than 50%) nonEnglish dialogue track. Animated and documentary feature films are permitted.

The Oscars Selection Committee Kenya will select a Kenyan film to be submitted for consideration for the Best International Feature Film Category Award. Only ONE FILM PER COUNTRY can qualify. A country needs to submit a film every year. If successful at the Academy stage, the film will be considered as nominated. Nominees will then be eligible to compete for The Oscar. Submission from Kenya is NOT equal to a Nomination.

The Selection Committee will make the final determination on all questions of eligibility of the Submission. The Academy (Los Angeles, US) on the other hand has final determination on matters of Nomination.

Click here for more information on Eligibility

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

Are You Eligible To Submit To The OSCARS?

Published on: Sep 08, 2022

The OSCARS Selection Committee Kenya is inviting Kenyan filmmakers to submit their feature films for consideration for the 95th Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category, but, are you eligible to apply?

Here is what you need to know about your eligibility:

1. Films MUST have been released for THEATRE screening in no earlier than January 1, 2022, and no later than November 30, 2022, and be first publicly exhibited for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial motion picture theater for the profit of the producer and exhibitor. (NB: Theoretically you can submit a film that premieres in Kenyan cinemas in November and has its qualifying seven day theatrical run before November 30, 2022, all you require that you submit all the materials proofing theatrical distribution plans).

2. The technical requirements for the submission are as follows;
Video
Film should be submitted in 35mm or 70mm format or Digital Cinema format progressive frame rate of 24 or 48(FPS)
Minimum projector resolution of 2048 by 1080 pixels, source image format conforming to ST 428 1:2006 DCinema Distribution Master Image Characteristics.
Image compression (if used) conforming to ISO/IEC 154441 (JPEG 2000)
Image and sound files packaged as Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) in the “SMPTE DCP” format. SMPTE DCP refers to SMPTE ST 4292:2020 DCinema Packaging DCP Operational Constraints and related specifications. (Bluray format does not meet Digital Cinema requirements.)

Audio
The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English.
Digital Cinema Package (DCP) typically 5.1 or 7.1 channels of discrete audio.
The minimum for a nonmono configuration of the audio shall be three channels as Left, Center, Right (a Left/Right configuration is not acceptable in a theatrical environment).
In addition to channelbased audio, objectbased audio may also be present as an immersive audio bitstream.
The discrete audio data shall be formatted in conformance with SMPTE ST 4293:2007 DCinema Packaging Sound and Picture Track File,
      – SMPTE ST 4282:2006 DCinema Distribution Master Audio Characteristics and
      – SMPTE ST 42812:2013 DCinema Distribution Master Common Audio Channels and Sound field Groups.
      – Immersive audio, if present, shall be formatted in conformance with SMPTE ST 20982:2019 Immersive Audio Bitstream Specification and SMPTE 42918:2019 D Cinema Packaging Immersive Audio Track File and packaged in conformance with SMPTE 429 19:2019 DCinema Packaging DCP Operational Constraints for Immersive Audio

3. The film must be advertised and exploited during its qualifying theatrical release in a manner considered normal and customary to theatrical feature distribution practices. The film need not have been released in the United States.

4. Films that, in any version, receive a nontheatrical public exhibition or distribution before their qualifying theatrical release will not be eligible for Academy Awards consideration. Nontheatrical public exhibition or distribution includes but is not limited to:
     – Broadcast and cable television
     – PPV/VOD
     – DVD distribution
     – Inflight airline distribution
      – Internet transmission

5. The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly (more than 50%) in a language or languages other than English. Accurate, legible English language subtitles are required.

6. In addition, the Academy uses the following guidelines to determine a film’s eligibility in the Best International Film Award category:
Citizens or permanent residents of the submitting country should be represented in at least two of these categories:
a) Producer(s)
b) Director(s)
c) Writer(s)
Citizens or permanent residents of the submitting country should be represented in the majority in these categories:
a) Cinematographer
b) Editor
c) Art Director or Production Designer (whichever title designates the senior designer)
d) Costume Designer
e) Music Composer
f) Sound Mixer
Citizens or permanent residents of the submitting country should be significantly represented among the major roles in the cast.

Entries should be HAND DELIVERED to the Kenya Film Commission offices by, Wednesday 14th September 2022 by 5 PM

LATEST BLOG ITEMS

UPCOMING FILM MAKER, FRANCISCA NDINDA

Published on: Sep 06, 2022

How did you get into film?
I started film when I was young. I started off as an actress then I became a film maker.

You also have an interest in Radio, how did you get into that as well?
Initially I was not very interested in radio but with my increased confidence and exposure, I now believe that I have interesting content to captivate different audiences. This I believe can help me thrive in radio as well.

What difference do you see in yourself from the film time you were on a set to now?
The difference is that I have improved and learnt more and I am now ready to be a part of any film set both locally and regionally and perform well.

What is your creative process?
First I conduct extensive research. After that, I write the concept for the project, bearing in mind the timeline,
resources available and budget. I also believe in strong partnerships so I get in touch with potential partners who I can collaborate with.

What has been your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge has been the fact that I have to hire equipment when I get jobs. Equipment costs in Kenya are very high so very few of us can afford to purchase.

Do you feel like the Kenyan Entertainment Industry is a sustainable career?
It is a sustainable career especially since there are so many channels and platforms to broadcast/air our content. The fact that social media has grown tremendously also provides us with avenues to create and market our content.

What kind of support do you feel the government needs to give to grow the film industry?
The support that I would need the government to provide fund for youth in the creative/film industry, scrap taxes on film equipment and provide both international and local film marketing exposures.

What would make the Kenyan industry unique? How do we create our own brand and identity?
First, we as Kenyans need to tell our own stories. This will help us create our own brand and create some level of unity among us. Support in the industry is also key. Not just working with the big names but also mentoring the upcoming talent from youth in the industry will go a long way in establishing our own identity.

How do you hope to be an inspiration to those that will come after you?
David Kariuki
Boniface Mwangi
Doreen Adhiambo
I hope to inspire people by showing them nothing in this life comes easy and hard work paysa lot plus I plan
to open a media school to harness the talent in my community and mentor particularly the youth.

What makes you unique?
The fact that I am my own person with values and principles. Also the fact that I am a go-getter and I am not afraid to work hard or go the extra mile to achieve my goals.

LATEST BLOG ITEMS