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South Africa has long been an ideal and favoured destination as a filming location. The diversity of the landscape, people and cities allows for a wide variety of filming locations for films, tv and reality shows, documentaries and stills photography. Location, Location, Location! South Africa has a well organized network of service providers to the […]

The Emergence of Talent and Technology In Kenya

When we think of Kenya, we often visualise a single Acacia tree silhouetted against a spectacular sunset and the tall, graceful figure of a Maasai warrior striding across the vast savannah, following the trail of a lion, cheetah, elephant or buffalo. Such classic images are the stuff of well-known movies like Out of Africa and […]

The Whole World in Mauritius

Mauritius is a favourite destination for tourists and filmmakers, not only because of itsscenic beauty, but also because it is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa.The country comprises the two main islands of Mauritius and Rodriguez, as well as theouter islands of Cargados Carales Shoals and Agalega.The capital Port Louis is lively […]

Egypt, Land of Contrasts

Egypt is a land of stark contrasts: the remains of an ancient civilization are juxtaposedwith today’s modern, bustling society; desert landscapes stretch away from the greatNile River on one side, while crowded, chaotic towns and settlements encroach on theterrain on the other side; mud-brick villages stand beside buildings of steel and glass;some wear traditional, long […]

Film Locations in Nigeria

“Nothing Beats Naija!” Nigeria is one of the most well-known destinations in Africa. It is the most populouscountry in Africa and ranks seventh in the world! It is a diverse country with over 500ethnic groups and languages and a variety of landscapes from mangroves, coastlines,national parks and arid desert-like regions. It is an excellent choice […]

UK Trade Department Sets Sights on Nigerian Film Industry

Nigeria has a thriving film industry in Nollywood, and recently the UK government took a keener interest in this by embarking on a fact finding trade mission to explore opportunities in the industry.  UK BACKS AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA This mission was further supported by the UK government’s backing of Africa’s ambitious continental free trade initiative last […]

Nigerian Culture Experienced Through Music

Talent Searches In Nigeria The ‘Unplugged Talent Show” is the most popular and successful music and dance television show in Nigeria and rivals the likes of America/Europe/Britain’s Got Talent. What differentiates the Nigerian show from international talent searches is that the organizers not only discover but also manage and promote the winning acts, and the key criteria […]

Nigerian Film-Making Celebrates Heroes and Heroin’s

Two original Nigerian films make their debut and highlight topics that do not often find their way into commercial movies: Citation premieres in Lagos and Walking With Shadows is enjoying a two-day premiere at the British Film Institute Festival in London. ‘CITATION’ CASTS CHAIRMAN OF FIRST BANK IN LEADING ROLE ‘Citation’ is produced by award-winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan and casts Ibukun Awosika […]

The Best of Nigerian Film Talent

The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 African International Film Festival in Lagos was presented to Nigerian film producer and actor Oludoton Baiyewa Jacobs, whose career spans five decades of work in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom. ‘Olu’ Jacobs, as he is affectionately known, was mentored by Chief Hubert Ogunde- actor, playwright, theatre manager […]

Expediting Filming in Tanzania

Obtaining a permit to shoot a film in Tanzania has always been an expensive and time-consuming process. Film producers need to allow plenty of lead time, as the permit usually takes eight weeks to process. An expedited permit, arranged by an African Fixer, costs $ 3,000 but only takes two weeks. The difference between the regular […]