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Second Annual TBTM Interactive Festival

November 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm November 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm SAST

Join us at tbtm.app, starting at 12pm GMT on November 11.

Last year award-winning African Media Fintech, TBTM Studios, presented the inaugural TBTM Interactive Festival, highlighting the theme of Connecting the Continents, Connecting the Culture. Featured speakers included Dr. Deepak Chopra, Aja Naomi King, Mustafa Shakir, Baratunde Thurston, and thought leaders across Business, Tech, Impact, Media & Entertainment, and Fashion streaming from around the world.

This year, the virtual festival returns with the theme Remixing the Renaissance: Culture and Technology in the New Global South and a whole new roster of powerful leaders in their fields. We welcome back our media partners, For(bes) the Culture and the GSMA.

The Day One theme is “Power Moves,” highlighting leading minds in Tech, Business, Sports, and Culture from across the Global South and Diaspora. Founding Managing Partner of MaC Venture Capital, Marlon Nichols; Ghanian Olympian and Record Holder, Nadia Eke; Raphael Edwards, Founder and Head Coach of dynamic Basketball Africa League (BAL) team the Cape Town Tigers; and Nana-Yaw Asamoah, Senior Vice President at the NFL, are just a few of the exceptional voices lending their talents and conversation to this year’s festival.

Additionally, the festival will feature shorts and music videos from the 10 African filmmakers from Season 3 of TBTM Studios’ award-winning series The Mic: Africa, 8 out of 10 of them women. Meanwhile, TBTM Studios COO and pioneering Ethiopian Media Executive Mehret Mandefro, will deliver a powerful keynote speech on November 11th entitled, Remixing the Renaissance: The New Age of Enlightenment.

The Day Two theme, “Pass the Torch,” will feature commentary from “the Generation that will Save the World” – from the renowned Nigerian youth filmmakers, The Critics to Kenyan global climate activist Dorcas Wakio. The second day will culminate in a showcase of the artist profiles of five finalists from The Mic: Africa’s Season 3 and more short films from African women filmmakers.

This year’s TBTM Interactive Festival, was again Executive Produced by TBTM Studios Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Lucia Brawley and President of Production, Stan Jakubowicz, in partnership with Desiree Peterkin Bell, of DPBell & Associates. Associate Producer: Pauline Carbo of TBTM Studios.

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