As part of her art and games world tour, Isabelle Arvers has been exploring the video art and video gaming culture in Nigeria enroute her travels to Ghana and Senegal (He will also visit Kenya, Egypt and Madagascar before leaving Africa). Her world tour has seen her in parts of Asia and Latin America.
Cassava Fintech, a Southern African company on the team of Econet Wireless has launched an app to rival the Chinese super-app, WeChat.
The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) have announced a new joint cohort of Non-Resident Fellows.
uid, is a web platform that provides investors (individuals & businesses) access to aggregated investment opportunities across Africa with particular focus on the Agric sector.
Just a short while after securing the approval of Nigeria’s Apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to commence international money transfer in Nigeria; the Nigeria-based fintech company OPay has raised $120 million Series B funding from a group of Chinese investors. Participating in the round include existing investors Meituan-Dianping, Source Code Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia China and GSR Ventures who funded the company’s $50 million raise in July.
Epic Games, the developers of Unreal Engine, are coming to Nigeria to support the growing game development industry. The two-day wokshop holding in Unilag, Lagos will cover beginner and expert hacks with the engine. There will also be a special class on cross-platform conversion of projects for those who are interested in porting Unity Engine projects to the Unreal Engine.
In an event hosted by the Alliance Française Lagos at the Mike Adenuga Centre last weekend, Video Art Network Lagos (VAN Lagos) hosted artists and the general public to a workshop and a panel discussion on the new uses for AR in our digital social spaces and exploring new uses for the technology.
The On-going Del-York Creative Academy presents the school’s faculty and sponsors to the members of the press in an event that clearly pushes forward the vision and plans of the academy.
-York Creative Academy 2019, a session of the institute accredited by the National board for Technical Education (NBTE), and focused on building capacity in the films and television industry, has recieved the complement of faculty members for the most anticipated training session.
Robert Karimi, Grant Housley, Alecia Reid and Jajuan Mercer are members of the twenty-man faculty members drawn out of a pool of Holywood’s most prolific film practitioners in partnership with a premier US film school, The University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife faculty of Arts, open Del York Creative Academy today in Lagos, Nigeria with 250 scholarships.