In 2008, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported a 13.9% growth rate of the cultural industries in Africa. Around this time, the digital space was still not as vibrant and as exploited as it is now. I was recently honoured to... Read More
“Africa is the youngest content in terms of the age population and has some challenges to meet the needs of this population.” - Kofi Appenteng, President, Africa-America Institute.
Let's first contextualize key statistics on Education:
1.By 2040, Africa is expected to have the world's largest labor force,... Read More
Once upon a time, I had a conversation with a Kenyan fashion designer. I was rather curious as to whether he has ever sought legal counsel for his business. His reply was rather puzzling. “Clothes are just clothes” he said. “Who needs a lawyer in... Read More
I had a very interesting afternoon today. I attended the side event being hosted by HEVA Fund in partnership with UNCTAD14, HIVOS, UNDP, USAID and FORUM SYD. Having been an active lawyer in the Kenyan creative economy for close to 6 years now, I am... Read More
Have you read the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms? If you haven’t, you should. As Africans and Kenyans as a whole, we face the risk of our voices being silenced. This Declaration is a genius idea to document some of the rights we... Read More
Kingsley James, AFRIMA with the blogger Liz Lenjo during an interview session.
As Africa continues to appreciate and realize the value of intellectual property in the creative industries, it is rather obvious that we are yet to grasp the intricacies that come... Read More
Are you familiar with the Sprite Ad? “Image is nothing, thirst is everything.” Well I beg to differ. Image is everything, especially for a ‘celebrity’. As Kenyans we have created the culture that as long as we see you on TV, hear you on radio... Read More