On the Trend with Larry Madowo

In this candid chat, award winning journalist Larry Madowo gets the scoop on two RECON-Digital projects. Gatumia shares about struggles, successes and failures of “Spotkick Challenge” a casual game app developed at RECON-Digital. The occasion was also the moment when the teaser for “Concord”, an animated science fiction show currently in development at RECON-Digital, was premiered on live Kenyan TV.

Special thanks to Larry Madowo and the #theTrend crew.

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N.B: Please note that we have stopped work on the Spotkick Challenge project until further notice. Thanks to our 50,000+ users for your participation. It was great FUN!

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On the Bench with Jeff Koinange

Renowned personality, and award winning journalist, Jeff Koinange, interviews RECON-Digital’s Gatumia Gatumia. In this engaging encounter, thoughts on African Animation and various related issues are discussed with some trademark “Jeff Koinange” exuberance. Sit back and enjoy this episode of… the Bench.

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A Winning Business Plan

Business plan competition Winner. Gatumia Gatumia.
The winning moment. Assistant Minister for Industrialization Mr. Ndiritu Mureithi presents the trophy to Gatumia Gatumia, the overall winner of the 2011 Chase Bank, Enablis, ILO Business Launchpad Competition.

And the Winner for best ICT Business Plan and Overall Best Business Plan in the 2011 Edition of the Chase Bank, Enablis, International Labour Organization (ILO) Business Launchpad Competition is Gatumia Gatumia of RECON-Digital. We are tremendously happy about this achievement and we are keenly working to implement our strategy. This is yet another step towards our vision of becoming, “A World where there is plenty of African Animation for all to enjoy”.

And the winner is Gatumia Gatumia.
And the winner, for best overall business plan, is Gatumia Gatumia of RECON-Digital.

“Participating in the Chase Bank Enablis ILO Business Launchpad competition has been one of those life changing experiences for me. I met brilliant and courageous Kenyans keen to take up the responsibility of wealth creation in this country. These men and women are willing to invest the necessary time and effort to turn their ideas into actionable business plans which I hope will spawn successful businesses. The sponsors, organizers and training partner (Inoorero University) have done an amazing job and I say thank you to them. The impact of this initiative will certainly have a profound effect on many individuals, businesses, communities and probably the country at large. It was Awesome! “, said Gatumia.

RECON-Digital. Bringing African Animation to the World.

Sweden Hosts African Animation Showcase

Nick Reding Gatumia Gatumia Kenya Ambassador to Sweden Muhindi CinemAfrica 2011
Nick Reding, Gatumia Gatumia, Kenya Ambassador to Sweden Her Excellency Purity Muhindi and Mark Kaigwa pose for a photo during the 2011 CinemAfrica film festival in Stockholm Sweden.

Visiting Sweden was a fantastic experience! The film festival was superbly organized and allowed for a healthy cultural exchange around African film. Mark Kaigwa headed the group of African animators whose films were to make up part of a special African Animation showcase during the 2011 edition of the CinemAfrica film festival. Mark also did a great job curating and presenting “75 Years of African Animated Films” at the festival.

The festival’s outstanding organizing team, led by Sandra Olivegren, took great care of us and for their Swedish hospitality I say, “Asante Sana!” (thank you very much). While in Stockholm we were treated to a lovely lunch at the Kenya Ambassador’s residence, courtesy of the Kenya Ambassador to Sweden Her Excellency Purity Muhindi. For that kindness I say to our gracious hostess and her staff, “Tack så mycket” (thank you very much).

This really was an opportunity to bring African Animation to the world.

Special thanks to Mark Kaigwa. You can read more about the experience on Mark Kaigwa’s post here.

RECON-Digital. Bringing African Animation to the World.