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'Massive success and breakouts': Kenya's 2018 entertainment scene - 2 Jan 2018 10:41

By: Mike Strano

Karibu twenty eateen! I thought that may get our attention. After nearly 20 years in Kenya’s creative industry, I couldn’t resist the Wordplay. No, I’m not referring to the corruption written about in Michela Wrong’s 'It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower', of 2010. However, it is very much time for our creative industry to sit at the world’s dining table – and that’s what I see for Kenya in 2018. For 54 years, Kenya has been sustained by the resources of agriculture and tourism, but we are yet to see the real wealth of this nation in its intellectual property. As we closed 2017, a very key instrument to the sustainable success of intellectual property in Kenya, was in Parliament. The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2017, the work of the Kenya Copyright Board (Kecobo), in consultation with the creative industry, is a game-changing piece of legislation, ...
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