Showing posts from December, 2023

Deluxe Creation Studios Bags €40,000 in Orange Corners Innovation Fund

In a heartening display of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation, Lagos-based media and entertainment company Deluxe Creation Studios secured a €40,000 grant from the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) . OCIF is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands that provides startups across Africa and the Middle East essential support and access to finance. The fund is a business pitch extension of the Orange Corners programme which fosters innovation and empowers young entrepreneurs to translate, start and grow their ideas into impactful businesses. Since its launch in 2016, Orange Corners in collaboration with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem have supported the creation of multiple businesses, in the form of funding, training, and resources through their incubation and acceleration programmes. We asked Shola Edu, Founder of Deluxe Creation Studio what is was like to be part of Nigeria's 9th cohort and he had this to say After complet

Celebrating the best of Nigerian Gaming at the 2023 Games Industry Africa Awards

The 2023 Games Industry Africa Awards (GIAA) was a celebration of African talent featuring 12 categories that showcased the achievements of the African games industry. Among the winners were several remarkable individuals and organizations recognised from Nigeria, revealing the country’s growing influence in the gaming industry. Hugo Obi , the founder and CEO of Maliyo Games , received the Person(s) of the year award for his contributions to the industry. The award is presented to an individual who oversees game releases, mentors others, and serves as a visual representation of the diverse strengths of the continent. Hugo had previously won the same award in 2021 for outstanding work growing future talent. Maliyo Games received the Industry Initiative of the Year award for not only laying the groundwork into illuminating the true size and scope of the African games industry, but also kickstarted a movement that went beyond the local landscape via the Africa Games Industry Report .

Gaming winners at the Art of Technology Lagos 5.0 Innovation Award

  The annual creative-tech conference that explores synergy between the government and the creative and technological sectors rounded of it's 5th edition last week Friday. The Art of Technology Lagos (AoT) conference curated by the Eko Innovation Centre , and sponsored by the Lagos State Government played host to the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, the Lagos State Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Tubosun Alake and a company of other distinguished guests in the tech and creative ecosystem. This year's conference focused on the creative economy and the digital Lagos that would be favourable for the creative industry, technological entrepreneurs and other relevant players in the industry that use technology to amplify their art forms and solve problems in their various niche, thereby significantly impacting the economy. Africa Comicade won the Gaming and En

Spark Fellowship extends deadline to empower African creators

The Creative Economy is booming, and Africa is at the forefront of this growth. The Spark Fellowship, a ground breaking initiative from Africa Comicade , is extending its deadline to nurture and empower the next generation of African digital creators. Recently, Pierre Hintz, Studio Head of Halo-creator 343 Industries, aptly observed that "50% of the Sub-Saharan African population comprises 18-year-olds and younger. In the next two decades, the majority of video game consumers and creators will be today's youth population." This statement highlights Africa's unique position as the next frontier for commerce and a hub for the workforce of the future. Backed by Unity's Workforce Grant and run in collaboration with Enter Africa, The Nest Technology and Innovation Park, and other industry stakeholders, the Spark Fellowship seeks to identify and support individuals with a passion for Video Game Development, Animation, or XR. Ideal candidates are self-motivated team play

Join Gamr and Red Bull for an Epic 48-hour gaming marathon

  Gamr Africa in partnership with Red Bull are calling all gamers to get ready for an epic 48-hour gaming marathon. The non-stop gaming event will feature a wide variety of games, from PC and console to mobile and free-to-play. There is an extensive line-up of games covering genres such as sports, real-time strategy, fighting, racing, dancing, battle royale shooters, and more. There are other experiences on show, like panel discussions, game with a celeb, cosplay, and the vibes after dark party. Entry for the gaming extravaganza is free from 7PM, however, purchasable tokens are required to participate in the games to win prizes. Visit Red Bull Login Nigeria for more information

Maliyo launches African Games Industry Report to mark 30 year period

  Maliyo Games have launched the Africa Games Industry Report, a comprehensive analysis of the African gaming market from 1993 to 2023. The report will be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the African gaming industry, whether you are a game developer, publisher, investor, educator, media, influencer or gamer. The report will help you answers questions like:  How much do we really know about the African gaming industry? What are the trends, challenges, and opportunities that shape this dynamic and diverse market?  Where can we find reliable and relevant data and insights to help us understand and engage with the African gaming community?  The African Games Industry Report showcases some of the most successful and innovative game developers and publishers in Africa. The report is a 70-page informative summary covering the game development landscape in Africa. It provides insights and actionable analysis, aiming to stimulate investment and growth in the games e