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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 time to space, this is our time to shine – This is Africa!


EPISODE 11
Episode 11: “CALLING For More!”

This week we’re looking at African films and new filming opportunities to keep an eye out for, including Tunisia’s Academy award nomination, directing and writing workshops in Nigeria and the release of an eye –catching documentary from the Democratic Republic of Congo! We also have an inspirational discussion with Nadine Ibrahim, a director from Nigeria who talks about the growth of the Nigerian film industry and her documentary that is being distributed on a major global streaming platform! 

 

 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Nadine Ibrahim: 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 10
Episode 10: “IMPACTFUL Content!”

This week we’re looking at films and series that are not only entertaining and engaging, but make big social statements in and about our communities; from Kenya’s first Showmax original depicting real-life crime stories, to an out-of-the-box South African documentary that has gained various global accolades and awards, as well as two series that have been nominated in the Best Series category at the 2021 Uganda Film Festival! We’re also going to have an inspiring chat with Clara Njeru and Vanessa Ford, who produced Africa’s first animated superhero series straight from Kenya! 
 

Music produced by: Gerson José Amaral

Special thanks to:

  • Muchemwa Sinkala: Content Contributor
  • Amba Idongesit Peter: Content Contributor
  • Aaron J. Tamale: Content Contributor
  • Clara Njeru – Guest Speaker
  • Vanessa Ford – 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 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