Join us and celebrate Africa’s talent, innovation, creativity and inspiration.

FAME Week Africa brings together co-related events focusing on the major creative economies, namely film, television and animation as well as music, and entertainment technology, with plans afoot to add more of the creative industries in future editions.

Open to all industry professionals in September 2023 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), FAME Week Africa headlined by MIP Africa (television and film industry) and Muziki Africa (music industry) and supported by Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) and Media Entertainment Solutions Africa (MESA) will turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming three days of exchange and networking, meetings, screenings and conferences, into lasting business.

How a strong creative industry helps economies thrive

When global leaders think about which industries can fuel economic growth, the arts are often overlooked. But filmmaker Mehret Mandefro says the creative sector actually has the power to grow economies -- while also helping safeguard democracy. In this captivating talk, she shares a behind-the-scenes look at how she's putting culture back on the economic agenda in Ethiopia, and explains why other countries would benefit from doing the same.

This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with BCG. Read more about the TED Institute.


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Africa has all the human and economic resources, and all the energies and talent to shape its own destiny. It may take time, but it does not matter – the movement has begun, and creative fires are already smouldering. A torrent of images, narratives and stories that nothing can suppress is about to flow. Africa will inevitably soon get into its stride and pick up steam.

Gaston Kaboré
Burkina Faso filmmaker

In a continent with an extraordinary wealth of talent, the creative economy and its industries are strategic sectors with a potential impact on economic growth. The AfCFTA Agreement will positively contribute to the dynamism of the industry, through the protection of intellectual property rights and a more fluid circulation of artists, therefore promoting the industry and increasing its export potential and the creation of much-desired jobs.

His Excellency Wamkele Mene

There’s been a shift in audience appetite and a shift, a recognition, by the studios and the screeners, that everyone isn’t your typical white, blond-haired viewer. If streamers want those global subscribers, if they want our money, they must provide the content that this changing world wants.”

Mo Abudu
CEO: EbonyLife Group


Bringing the Film + TV, Arts + Animation, Music + Media and Entertainment technology sector together, FAME Week Africa is the go-to place for creative industry professionals.


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