Africa’s entertainment industry: The Golden Egg of the Continent’s economy 

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Africa Entertainment Industry Nothing soothes the African plains like heart-pumping beats and the melodious ethos of African instruments playing to cultural tunes intertwined with western influences of hip hop and RnB (Rhythm and Blues). As Africa poses the world's youngest population, the continent is not short of excitement. The region has plenty of singers, dancers, musicians and beatmakers, all hungry to produce the continent's next hit. But it’s not just music that's driving the continent's entertainment industry.   The billion-dollar business of entertainment spans across, television, cinema, radio, video games, e-sports, print and online publishing, book publishing, business-to-business, music, out-of-home, and virtual reality.  Currently, only five countries are taking the lead in churning more revenue and putting talents out for the world to see as opposed to its other neighbours in Africa. Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania have taken a lead in Africa, leaving much of the talent still un-harnessed.   Recently, international superstars such as Akon, and Beyoncé have seen the talent in Africa and respectively are taking a keen interest.   Akon, the American-Senegalese rapper took a 50% stake in the African music download service Musik Bi in 2017. The platform was Africa's first home-grown legal download site for music, aimed at promoting African artists for their intellectual property   Similarly, Beyonce most recently released a documentary "Black is King" in August 2020,

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Padili Mikomangwa is an environmentalist based in Tanzania. . He is passionate about helping communities be aware of critical issues cutting across, environmental economics and natural resources management. He holds a bachelors degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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