Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tweeting the #WEFAfrica Made In Africa session

I am a big proponent of Made in Ghana and Made in Africa products. So when I saw the "Made in Africa" panel session at the World Economic Forum event on Africa, I was interested in attending it. Seeing Anant Singh on the panel had me sold. Joining Singh in the session were Xavier-Luc Duval (Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mauritius), Jubril Adewale Tinubu (GCEO, Oando Plc), Rich Lesser (global CE and president, The Boston Consulting Group) and Tabitha M. Karanja (CE, Keroche Breweries Ltd). It was moderated by Robyn Curnow (CNN Africa correspondent) and the session was broadcast on CNN. I had been in a session with Wale Tinubu earlier that week where I learnt a lot. See the blog post here.

One thing I always do when I am in South Africa is look to buy the latest local movies that are great. Anant Singh has been directing and producing a bunch of them. Amongst his work include Sarafina, Cry, The Beloved Country, Yesterday, Jozi, Shooting Bokkie and the upcoming Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom. Funny thing is, everytime I saw Anant Singh's name while watching a movie, I thought of him as an Indian. Seeing him speak on this panel about the local (Mzansi) movie industry made me realize he's really South African. And then again, via Trevor Noah, I had learnt that Durban has the most number of Indians outside in India. I am not going to believe that till I visit Durban and see it myself and dance to the house hits under an Afrotainment haven.

Either way, here are some tweets from myself and others that captured the session




















You can watch the full session here



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