Africa-USA NOW Podcast Series

Jun 09, 2023

Africa-USA NOW Podcast Series: Streaming Africa

Current Events at the intersection of Africa and the U.S.

Africa is experiencing a filmmaking boom. Nollywood is the 2nd largest producer of films in the world, beating out Hollywood. African movies and TV series on Netflix and Hulu, and African films are increasing winning international film festival awards. The expansion of African content is an exciting frontier with new stories and techniques bursting onto the scene, ready to be consumed by a large internal market or streamed anywhere in the world. African content is not only big business, but also cultural diplomacy as Africa increasingly curves out a bigger chuck for itself in the global landscape. Our three guests this week have a vision for African content and are sharing it with the world. Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Showmax. Ozi Menakaya, Global TV Agent for Creative Artists Agency, and Mehret Mandefro, award winning film producer.