Wangeci Mũrage: Chief Executive Officer
Wangeci Mũrage is a distinguished Broadcast Media Executive and Creative Content Specialist, with a career spanning 24 years, during which she has accumulated extensive, specialized knowledge and experience within the African media landscape. Her professional journey is defined by her exceptional ability to forge strategic partnerships with global media stakeholders, her keen sense to identify unique opportunities in content development and it’s sustainability, delivering professional media training in corporate environments and training institutions. Wangeci has also demonstrated her talent acquisition and event management acumen, particularly within the realms of content markets and film festivals. She consistently provides skilled and tactical leadership in the domains of broadcast management, strategy development, content distribution and TV production.
Her academic achievements include a Master of Business Administration degree in Media Leadership from the University of Cumbria. Furthermore, she has received training in Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership, as well as Television Drama Production.
Presently, Wangeci serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Media Pros Africa, a preeminent Media Resource Company recognized for its ability to offer tailored media solutions to multimedia broadcast platforms, content producers, telecommunications companies, film festivals, content markets, and media schools across the African continent.
Wangeci's illustrious career includes her role as a Programming Manager at M-Net Africa, where she provided strategic leadership in content and channel development for East and Central Africa. One of her notable achievements was her collaboration with renowned content production houses to create hit reality series like Big Brother Africa and Idols East Africa.
During her tenure as the Head of Business Development at Wananchi Programming (ZUKU TV), she managed the commissioning of original local productions, including acclaimed shows such as Tales From The Bush Larder, Groove Theory, and BAQE. Wangeci was also actively involved in developing new channels, such as Zuku Swahili Movies and Zuku Kids. She played a pivotal role in overseeing live broadcasts of rugby and basketball events on Zuku Sports.
Wangeci's outstanding contributions to the industry have earned her numerous honors and awards. She serves as a Senior Vice President and Executive Board Member of the Pan African Film Consortium (AFC). Her membership extends to the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Content Distribution Guild of Kenya.
Wangeci is recognized as a long-standing member of the jury for esteemed awards and film festivals, including the Emmy Awards, Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa International Film Festival, Africa Magic Viewer Choice Awards, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Kalasha Film & TV Awards, Coast Film Festival, Riverwood Academy Awards, Machawood Short Film Festival, Lake International Pan African Film Festival, Mashariki African Film Festival, International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual of Burundi, Kenya International Sports Film Festival, and the Women in Film Awards. Her dynamic industry involvement extends to participating as a distinguished panelist at prominent media forums like DISCOP Africa, Africa Com, East African Film Network, and the Deutsche Wella Global Forums.
Wangeci has also been instrumental in coordinating pitching sessions, leading training workshops, and facilitating round table discussions at various international content markets. Her multifaceted contributions to the industry have solidified her reputation as a consummate professional with a wealth of expertise and a commitment to advancing the world of media.
Lucy Muthui: Head Of Business Development
Lucy is a Media Specialist with experience spanning over a decade. She turned her passion for TV & Media into a career in Content Acquisition, Distribution, and Production. She has created award-winning channels for PayTV and now helps content creators showcase their work in front of investors, broadcasters, and fellow industry players worldwide through her expertise in content distribution. She's overseen the content acquisition and sales for various companies in Africa, Asia, and Europe such as Wananchi Group, Cote Ouest Audiovisuel, Discovery Learning Alliance, Dubai International Content Market, The NGO International Film Festival, Ubongo International, Media Pros Africa, Sotambe Zambia International Film Festival among others. She is also a Media Events Curator and has trained hundreds of filmmakers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia on film marketing and distribution. Currently running her own freelance consultancy, she oversees the distribution of content globally.
Her aspiration is to make the beautiful stories of Africa reach every corner of the world.
Michael Kimanzi: Finance Manager
In the last four years to date, I have been in charge of managing Tax, Accounting, Audit for Media Pros Africa and it’s been an overwhelming and rewarding experience.
Shabula Mwaanga: Graphics Designer
Bachelors degree in information technology, graphic designer, gamer,part time programmer, reverse engineer, zambian
Mercy Macharia : Social Media Manager
Experienced social media admin with a career spanning since 2013. Adept at curating engaging content, implementing successful marketing strategies, and fostering online communities across various platforms. Proven track record collaborating with renowned brands such as Miss Kerre Fashions, Ibada, Jeilo Collections, Hadassah Events Business Arena, MashaRket, Kigali International Content Market, and NairoBits Trust. Skilled in amplifying brand presence and driving impactful digital campaigns.
Dunpaul Maina: Website Developer
As a Front-End Engineer with a proven track record, I've dedicated myself to crafting seamless digital experiences and driving significant improvements in user engagement and sales conversion rates. Presently, I contribute my expertise to Media Pros Africa, where I lead front-end development initiatives. Spearheading an ecommerce event website, I orchestrated an enhanced user interface and optimized the user journey, resulting in notable increases in engagement and sales conversions.
Prior to this, my tenure at Dasci Limited provided me with valuable experiences in collaborating with backend developers to integrate cutting-edge frontend interfaces with backend functionalities, ensuring optimal performance and efficient data flow. I've also played a pivotal role in overhauling company websites, leveraging technologies like Next.js, Tailwind CSS, and Sanity, leading to a substantial boost in site loading speed and a remarkable increase in overall site traffic.
My journey into the tech realm commenced during my industrial attachments, where I gained hands-on experience as an ICT Technician, managing portals, providing IT support, and honing my skills in software installation, hardware troubleshooting, and system integration.
Driven by a passion for innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence, I continue to expand my skill set and contribute meaningfully to the ever-evolving landscape of web development.