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Podcast Series

This Is Africa


MultiChoice Talent Factory’s This is Africa Podcast Series is an informal, interactive and conversational program about filmmaking and entertainment all over Africa. The podcast celebrates and promotes talent, innovation and business opportunities that are in abundance within our film industry. This is our space, this is our time to shine – This is Africa!


Episode 9
Episode 9: “RESPECTING the Process”

The film industry is making moves and it’s nothing but the best from the best! This week we’ll be looking at nail biting crime thriller from Nigeria, a documentary about a Kenyan Private Investigator extraordinaire and film festivals that just opened up for fresh entries. We’ll also be talking to Loukman Ali, a Ugandan filmmaker who is set to release his second short film in what will be a series of short action packed films.

 

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Loukman Ali – Guest Speaker

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 8
Episode 8: “FEEL the Excitement!”

This week we’re looking at a lot of exciting achievements in our industry; Malawi’s first Netflix opportunity, a film from Ghana that is making waves in the US, a Zambian film critic who has just been accredited by the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we have a wonderful chat with Henry BJ Phiri, a Zambian producer and actor of the newest hit comedy series in Zambia, who tells us what it’s like to produce and star in a spin-off show of a beloved telenovela.

 


Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Henry BJ Phiri – Guest Speaker

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 7
Episode 7: “APPRECIATE the Progress!”

This week we’re shining the light on growth and progression in our African industry; young filmmakers from Uganda with a comedy film that’s making hits in festival circuits, a South African adaptation of a global hit series and Africa’s first animated superhero series straight from Kenya! We also have an insightful conversation with Dr. Zippy Okoth, the director of the Lake International Pan African Film Festival, who gives us the ins and outs of running a film festival.

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

 

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Dr Zippy Okoth – Guest Speaker

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi


 


Episode 6
Episode 6: “ADMIRING Our Creatives!”

Creativity is the key to success in our industry, it is the ability to think outside the box that creative are able to bring magic to our screens! This week we look at the incredible feats that our creatives are making, including a self-taught Lesotho filmmaker whose film has won over 25 awards in film festivals around the world, a group of filmmakers from around the world converging in Namibia to create a feature film, and we have an inspiring chat with Seko Shamte, a Tanzanian producer and director who took leaps and bounds to create her latest feature film that premiered at the Pan African Film Festival.

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Seko Shamte – Guest Speaker

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 5
Episode 5: “CONTENT Galore!”

Africa is buzzing with films and series and we’re here to share it all with you! We will be looking at period dramas from Tanzania, family musicals in Uganda, feature films all the way in Egypt and a blockbuster sequel to a well-beloved movie. We also speak to our guest Appie Matere from Kenya about her adaptation of a popular South African series! 
 

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

 

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Appie Matere: Guest Speaker

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 4
Episode 4: “INCREDIBLE Achievements”

This week we take a look at productions in Africa that have taken off and the names behind them that are making it happen: a South African play turned short film that has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival, Oscar nominated films from Tunisia and Ivory Coast, the launch of a new channel in Uganda and our guest speaker Becky Ngoma opens up about her major contribution on the biggest telenovela in Zambia.   
 

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

 

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Becky Ngoma: Guest Speaker

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 3
Episode 3: “REEL Time to Screen Time!” 

It takes a lot to make a film, a show, a series. This week we take time to appreciate the efforts that our movers and shakers are making to entertain us. We’ll take a look at a new film set that is reviving the Congolese industry, highlight the women in film making strides – from animation to cinematography! 


 

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

 

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor

This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 2
Episode 2: “FINALLY, Some Action!”

This week we are knee deep in films; Mozambique, Angola and Nigeria are bringing in the heat with a mix of action, crime thriller and drama! We'll also be looking at an Ethiopian adaptation of a Kenyan telenovela and having an exclusive interview with Angolan film director Levis Albano, who'll be giving us the latest scoop on his newest film that's hitting festivals around the world.

 

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral 

 

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Levis Albano: Guest Speaker
  • Katia Lopes: Guest Speaker 
  • Lelis Twevekamba: Guest Speaker

 
This series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.

 

Production team :

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice audio engineer: Maleho Makgothi

 


Episode 1: “ALL About New Beginnings”
Episode 1: “ALL About New Beginnings”

Welcome to our inaugural episode! There’s so much to unpack and we’re excited to have you on this journey with us. Many of us are still skeptical about how 2021’s going to turn out with the new normal. But we have some good news: Africa’s filmmakers are more resilient than ever! We’ve got filmmaker collaborations in Nigeria, a new series launch in Zambia, and we have a very insightful chat with guest star Mr Tefo Paya; actor, facilitator and major stakeholder in the film and entertainment industry of Botswana who will give us a basic overview of the industry as we get 2021 into gear!

 

Music produced by: Gerson Josë Amaral 

 

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor

The series is produced by N&M Productions on behalf of MultiChoice.


Production team:

  • Producers: N&M Productions
  • Script: Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Hosts: Serene Serena and Nikita Neo Mokgware
  • Editor: Serena Serene Mmifinyana
  • Voice Audio Engineer: Maleho Makgothi