Tag: creative industry

This fund aims to help Rwanda’s creative industry recover from COVID-19

In Rwanda, a total of 30 impact oriented and sustainable projects from stakeholders in the Cultural and Creative Industry are set to benefit from a RWF300 million ($315,900) recovery fund launched by the government and various partners. Joining CNBC for more is Rosemary Mbabazi, Minister Youth & Culture Rwanda and Geraldine Umutesi, Deputy Director General, Imbuto Foundation.

How COVID-19 is impacting the runways of Africa

One of the industries reeling from the COVID-19 supply chain disruption and consumer demand is the fashion industry.

This fund seeks to cushion Kenya’s creative industry from COVID-19 shocks

It is estimated that half of Kenya’s creative professionals have seen 80 per cent or more of their normal income disappear, as events were cancelled, creative spaces closed and tourism stopped. Anne Sophie Achera, Creative and Fashion Designer joins CNBC Africa on COVID-19 relief plans for the industry.

Africa’s creative industry looks to reinvent itself to survive COVID-19

At a time of huge uncertainty in all areas of the economy, including the creative industries, many are trying to understand the on-going impact of COVID-19 on our sector. Pierra Ntayombya, CEO, Haute Baso joins CNBC Africa to outline what is being done to create support for the creative industry.

This new platform has potential to promote creative sector, create jobs for youth in Rwanda

Rwanda recognizes the creative industry as a key component of the country’s economic development and job creation, especially for the youth. It is estimated that the industry generate about $2.25 trillion in revenue and 29.5 million jobs globally. However, Africa gets less than 5 per cent of that share. And now, two entrepreneurs have built a new platform for creatives in Africa. Raoul Rugamba, Managing Director of Hobe Agency joins CNBC Africa for more.

Audio Visual Forum: Actor Jimmy Jean Louis shares his acting experiences

At the ongoing Kigali Audio Visual Forum, the government of Rwanda said they are in the process of establishing the Rwanda Film Office project to attract film production activities and development of audio-visual start-ups in the country. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo caught up with actor, Jimmy Jean Louis to understand the impact the creative industry could have on the Gross domestic product.

How can Africa profit from its creative industry?

East Africa's Got Talent, a talent show competition part of the Got Talent franchise has given hope to many young talented people holding on to the hope of breaking through and becoming the next big thing. But the big question is, how sustainable is the creative industry and can the continent profit from it? Lee Ndayisaba, Executive Producer of East Africa Got Talent joins CNBC Africa for more.

Formalising Nigeria’s creative industry

How can Nigeria’s creative industry be formalised to enhance its potentials? Fade Ogunro, CEO of BookingsAfrica.Com joins CNBC Africa for more.