The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has launched a podcast series about filmmaking and entertainment titled This is Africa.
The series is an informal, interactive and conversational programme that celebrates and promotes talent, innovation and business opportunities within the film industry.
It is hosted by MTF Academy alumni Nikita Neo Mokgware and Serena ‘Serene’ Mmifinyana, who pitched the series under their production company N&M Productions. They will give their best takes on what’s hot and not and give a much-needed look at entertainment in Africa.
The duo were part of the MTF class of 2019 from the Southern African hub and were writers on the film The Painting, which aired on Zambezi Magic in September 2019 and is now available on Showmax.
“This is the perfect platform for young Africans to start tapping in both as listeners and content creators,” said Mokgware.
“If there’s anything that the pandemic has shown us it’s that there’s more room to create, inform and entertain than ever before. There are so many new shows, films, collaborations and productions happening in the creative film and TV industry in Africa, and we can’t wait to dive in and really unpack them.”
Mmifinyana added: “This is Africa will be the perfect opportunity to really sink your teeth into popular African film and TV culture. We want to start building a culture of engaging, appreciating and analysing the work that we as Africans do in our industry, and there’s no better way than creating such a forum than through this series. The continent has a lot to offer, so let’s talk about it.”
The podcast will feature special guests ranging from industry veterans to emerging creators.