Africa Media Festival - 2024 Report

African Pattern

This year’s festival was a heavily collaborative effort driven by a desire to draw from the wisdom of our community as we address pressing issues in the ecosystem together. We are pleased to present the report that captures the key takeaways, learnings and reflections that emerged from the festival.

Africa Media Festival

2024 Speakers

Adelle Onyango

Founder Legally Clueless Africa

Onica Makwakwa

Executive Director at the Global Digital Inclusion Partnership

Tshepo Tshabalala

Manager and Team Lead at #JournalismAI

Vivienne Francis

Director, One World Media & Founder, Refugee Journalism Project

Maya Misikir

Founder, Sifter

Dhashen Moodley

Senior Podcast Producer at Radio Workshop

Judy Kibinge

Filmmaker and Founder DOCUBOX

Mungo Soggot

CEO of Scrolla.Africa

Mo Isu

Writer, Audio Producer and Sound Artist

Alphonce Shiundu

Editor, Africa Check

Dr. Wambui Wamunyu

Media Researcher and Lecturer

Jennifer Ochieng

Film/TV Publicist & Film Journalist

Caroline Kimeu

Guardian’s East Africa Correspondent

Bilal Randeree

Africa Director of Media Development Investment Fund

Oluwamayowa Idowu


Emily Wanja

Director of African Programmes - Doc Society

Moina Spooner

Assistant Editor, The Conversation Africa

Toni Kamau

Creative Producer, Founder of We Are Not The Machine

Abdi Latif Dahir

East Africa Correspondent, The New York Times

Adedeji (Deji) Adekunle

Program Director of the Nigeria Media Innovation Program (NAMIP)

Lebogang Maphada

Senior Investment Officer at MDIF

Joshua Olufemi

CEO of Dataphyte

Wale Lawal

Editor In Chief of The Republic

Zenzele Ndebele


Sarah Findlay

Africa Data Hub

Faith Oneya

Media Practitioner

Felista Wangari

Media Practitioner and Mentor

Eunice Kilonzo

Manager, Media Relations and Strategic Communications at GAVI

Esther Kiragu

Journalist and Communications Specialist

Ngare Kariuki

Communication Specialist

Allan Cheboi

Code for Africa’s Investigative Manager at the iLAB & ANCIR

Nirali Patel

Investigative Data Analyst iLab at Code for Africa

Angela Ulunma Agoawike

Founder of Omalicha Media Network

Mustapha Ahmed

Head of Production at Lavun Community Radio

Joseph Ikechukwu

Co- Founder & CEO, Ikeja Record

Lesedi Mogoathle

Editor and Host of the Radio Workshop Podcast

Eliza Anyangwe

Managing Editor of As Equals

Dan Aceda

CEO of SemaBOX

Ivor Price

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Food For Mzansi Group

Simon Ng'ang'a

Head of Product Distribution & Accessibility at Senses Hub

Ken Kiunga

Teaching Fellow at Google News Initiative

Laila Macharia

Co-Founder and Chair of the Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI)

Patrick Gathara

Senior Editor for Inclusive Storytelling at The New Humanitarian

Lydia Namubiru

Editor-in-Chief of The Continent

Jennifer Kaberi

Founder of Mtoto News

Njeri Wangari

Founder of Afrokidz

Kevin Y. Brown

Chief Content Officer and Head of Strategy at Afripods

Gathoni Ngumba

Community Manager Afripods

Eric Mugendi

Fact-checker, Journalism Trainer and Program Manager

Mercy Njoroge

Media Trainer at JHR

Hinda Abdi

Deputy Chief Editor at Bilan Media

Joyce Odondi

Writer and Podcaster

Catherine Gicheru

Founder of The Africa Women Journalism Project (AWJP)

John Kyalo

Extended Reality Developer at Fallohide

Lilly Bekele-Piper

Host of Selam & Hello Podcast

John Sibi-Okumu

OGW Teacher, Writer, Actor, Broadcaster

Melissa Mbugua

Founder Africa Podfest

Rishad Patel

Co-founder of Splice Media

Patricia Andago

Data Journalist at Odipo Dev

Megan Clement

Journalist, Critic and Editor

Sebastian Davies Ngida

Founder & CEO of Creator

Eromosele John

Civic Technologist

Brian King

Journalist at Mtoto News

Collins Orono

Multimedia Journalist

Mungai Ngige

Deputy Insights Manager with Code for Africa

Justin Arenstein

CEO at Code for Africa

Mamaponya Motsai

CEO Fraycollege

Dr. Francis Sowa

National Coordinator of the Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG)

Irene Mbaya

Head producer at Radio 47

Africa Media Festival


Event Venue

Our location and how you can get here: 
African Pattern

Immerse yourself in African storytelling at the Nairobi National Museum, the vibrant backdrop to the Africa Media Festival. Nestled amidst lush greenery on Museum Hill, this architectural gem is a treasure trove of Kenyan and East African history and culture. Between sessions, wander through the sculpture garden, where modern masterpieces converse with centuries-old artifacts, or soak up panoramic city views from the terrace cafe. The Nairobi National Museum is more than just a venue; it’s a living, breathing tapestry that sets the stage for powerful dialogues, inspiring connections, and a truly unforgettable AMF experience.