aKoma Media, a content platform and storytelling company focused on Africa, has announced 25 fellows are set to graduate this month from the inaugural edition of its Amplify program.
Announced last year, Amplify, a paid pan-African fellowship, was aimed at developing a fellowship of young, dynamic multimedia content creators who will craft compelling stories about Africa.
Following the application process, 25 young and dynamic multimedia content creators from Nigeria, Rwanda and Kenya were selected to participate in the program.
For six months, they received training and mentoring in content
creation and media, as well as working together on digital projects for
The program has now come to an end and the fellows are set to present their final project as a requirement for their graduation. Each country’s cohort has been tasked to create a digital campaign for aKoma’s brand partner and Amplify sponsor, GE Africa.
The Fellows will face each other in a final presentation event in front of an African who’s-who panel of tech, business and media judges, comprising Professor Bitange Ndemo, Pamela Sittoni of Nation Media Group, Patricia Obozuwa of GE and Google Kenya’s Charles Murito.
The final presentations will take place on 7 April 2017 at the Villa Rosa Kempinsky in Nairobi, Kenya between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.