Nigeria’s indefatigable banker-turned-film-maker Desmond Ovbiagele appears to have finally hit the big time with his searing depiction of the lives of two young Nigerian women taken hostage by extremists.
Africa’s growing media industry is being held back by a massive skills gap at the production level. However, as Peter Burdin reports, a new training initiative promises to change all that.
Uganda-born actor Daniel Kaluuya hit the big one when he won this year’s Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his powerful performance in the film Judas and the Black Messiah. Profile by Gail Collins.
Showmax, with its mixture of local and international content, is quietly creating a massive industry in which the African, at long last, is the star. Profile by Anver Versi.
Craig Foster, the South African conservationist, speaks to Jack Dutton about the overwhelming response to his Oscar-winning film, My Octopus Teacher and how he hopes it will encourage people to protect the oceans.
Ben Amadasun of Netflix explains why this could be the much-longed-for turning point for African filmmaking.