Webinar: Life After COVID-19 for African Creatives

Join us and a line-up of conversation starters, for an exclusive live webinar discussion on the subject ‘Life after COVID – what do African creatives need to weather the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and their livelihoods?’

Date: Thursday, 16th April 2020

Time: 4pm – 5pm EAT

Meet our Panelists

Judy Ogana is the National Professional Officer for Culture at UNESCO. She is responsible for implementing UNESCO’s culture program in Kenya and supports with the implementation of the culture program in the 13 countries in eastern Africa. Prior to joining UNESCO, Judy was the General manager at The GoDown Arts Centre, and before that at Kuona Trust as Director.
Adam Kiboi is a writer, editor and digital marketer who puts his all into communicating with audiences. Passionate about the creative arts industry, he’s worked for various firms that have championed creating a sustainable Kenyan creative economy such as Mondeas Ltd (UP Nairobi, UP Live, Yummy Magazine), Creatives Garage, Bad Mambo Productions, East Africa Records and Beneath The Baobabs.
Nonini (aka Hubert Nakitare) is a Kenyan Hip hip/Genge recording artist, entertainer and businessman. Chairman Creative Society of Kenya. He is the pioneer of Genge style of music which means music for the masses due to his style of rapping that is widely understood in the streets. Entrepreneurship has always been in Nonini’s blood. He has his own merchandise line, a clothing line and a Video Production Agency called Pro Habo. With entrepreneur skills that have also mentored various artists this has earned him the name ‘rapreneur’.
Juliani is a renowned Kenyan hip hop artist and entrepreneur based in Nairobi. He is part of the Africa Digital Media Foundation Advisory Council, and also the founder of Dandora HipHop City, and most recently he is seeking to revolutionise the Kenyan music industry with his music tech startup My Msanii. He believes in the innate ability of every person to find their own solution. And in his own own words, he enables that magic to happen.
June Gachui is one of Kenya’s most sought after entertainers. She sings, acts, both on screen and on stage, and offers MC and hosting services. In addition to her love for the arts, June is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is the Principal of JGIP Consultants. June also serves on the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) as a Director of the Board, as well as on the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Sector Board for Sports, Culture and Heritage.
Creative entrepreneur, property developer, legendary event and talent manager, music promoter, Internationally acclaimed DJ (DJ D-Lite) and corporate emcee, David Muriithi is also CEO of the Creative Enterprise Centre whose main focus is implementing strategies that enhance professionalism within the creative industry in Africa.

Wilfred Kiumi is the Founding Director of the Africa Digital Media Group. He started the Africa Digital Media Institute (as the Jamhuri Film and Television Academy) back in 2011, with five promising youth, and it has since expanded to a campus of almost 500 talented young men and women in Nairobi’s CBD. Wilfred also went on to found vumicentral(watch.vumicentral.com), an online entertainment platform carrying the best of world cinema, television, music, books and gaming with an emphasis on African content.