OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Founder and Organizer
Kbey Business Services
Founder and General Director of Kbey Business Services, Karine Barclais has been working for many years in the global event industry. Namely, she has been the Promotion Director for France and french speaking countries for prestigious events.
Karine holds a post-graduate degree in International Business (Toulouse University, France), a Diploma in Economics and English Studies (Portsmouth Polytechnic, England). Karine also studied entrepreneurship at HEC. What drives this polyglot (she speaks 5 languages) is to open new opportunities for companies, governments and institutions who would feel shy to go on their own on the global markets.
Pavillon Afriques at Cannes Film Festival is the latest initiative launched by Kbey Business Services to give more visibility to african talents on the global scene and allow the continent to take a better share of the multi-billon dollars film industry.
Bola Atta is presently the Group Director for Corporate communications for UBA (the United Bank for Africa) as well as the UBA Foundation CEO. She is also the Executive Producer of REDTV through which she sponsored PA 2022.
Bola Atta was nominated as the Best Marketing professional in West Africa in 2017. She was also on the list of the 40 top Nigerians under 40 in 2008 and celebrated as one of the 100 most influential women in Nigeria in 2015.
In 2001, Atta proposed to the Board of M-Net (Electronic Media Network), that a channel be dedicated solely to the broadcast of African movies - specifically Nollywood movies. She worked on the concept, development and programming of this channel which she successfully launched in 2003. Today, The Africa Magic channel is the most watched channel on the African continent. In 2005, Bola became the first Nigerian director of one of the largest publishing conglomerates in Africa. She was appointed to the board of Media24 Nigeria, an affiliate of Media24.
Tsitsi studied at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin. With credits on many Zimbabwe feature film classics such as NERIA (story writer, 1993) and EVERYONE’S CHILD (writer, director, 1996), her works comprise feature films, documentaries and short films, including the award-winning musical KARE KARE ZVAKO (MOTHER’S DAY 2005) which was a finalist at Sundance Film Festival.
She has served in the Grand Jury of some of Africa's most renowned film festivals. She lives and works in Harare building capacity locally and amongst African women filmmakers and working on a slate of six films that are in various stages of development.
Novelist, Playwright, and Filmmaker.
African Women Filmmakers' Hub
Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge
Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of JFPI Corporation, Africa’s largest private economic empowerment conglomerate. This prominent diamond executive is also the Chairman of the African Diamond Council (ADC), Africa’s official diamond governing body.
The Angolan powerbroker is one of the most prominent authorities of African culture and sporting events featuring athletes of African descent. M'zée enjoys a great deal of success within various imprints of international media, such as nation branding and promotion of African nations.
Through a variety of JFPI entertainment subsidiaries, this senior entertainment executive creates, organizes, presents and markets music, television, film projects in more than 12 different languages. He administratively presides over content development, pre- and post-production for all projects and possesses extensive hands-on, in-depth experience in virtually every facet of the entertainment industry.
The Pan-African mover and shaker is also globally recognized as an effective bridge builder within the African diaspora. In 2014, he was appointed Chairman of the Mandela International Film Festival (MIFF) and he is often credited for reconnecting many African-Americans to the Motherland as well as externally launching the careers of several African entertainers, all while quietly remaining completely behind the scenes.
For over four decades, M’zée has served as Executive Producer of inflight entertainment for several international airlines and is globally celebrated as Africa’s most devout advocate of Jazz, R&B/Soul and World music.
M’zée’s sure-fire persistence and unrelenting business savvy as a diamond jewelry designer also positions him to effectively contribute to and positively impact the African entertainment domain. He is a powerful figure in the fertile world of promising African entertainers, many of whom continue to depend on him for sound direction, patronage and mentorship.
Chike Nwoffiah is an award winning film producer and director and a member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is the recipient of many accolades, including a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the US House of Congress and the Arts Leadership Award by the Arts Council Silicon Valley. Chike also teaches African History at Menlo College in Atherton, California.
Chike C. Nwoffiah
Founding director of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF),
Executive Producer and Founder of Ten Ten Global Media Group
Lisa Osinloye has been an executive producer and entertainment industry veteran for more than 25 years. She began her career in the music business as an artist, writer, manager and producer who secured her first record deal with Atlantic Records as just a teen. She worked with the Grammy Award-Winning group, Cameo at the tender age of 15 and was a songwriter in Multi-Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Producer, Narada Michael Walden’s camp, who has produced hit records for iconic artists such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey.
Lisa produced the TV Show Famous People for a major cable network and secured superstars such as Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Alicia Keys and several others. Lisa is also the co-founder of Fortune Girls, a multi-media brand that has reached over 7 million girls worldwide. The animated TV Series The Funky Fantastics, based on the Fortune Girls franchise goes into production in 2020. Lisa recently produced the feature film The Last Full Measure, starring 9 academy award winners and nominees, including Samuel Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris and Sebastian Stan to name a few. Roadside Attractions/ Lionsgate is distributing the film which debuted in theatres in January 2020.
Lisa is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s next feature film that will be distributed by Paramount Pictures In addition, Lisa executive produced the feature film Her Only Choice on Netflix. Upcoming feature film projects star Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan, Academy Award nominee James Caan, and Academy Award-Winner Nicholas Cage just to name a few. Lisa is the creator and executive producer of the TV Series The Dunk! which has been greenlit by a major distributor. Lisa is the co-founder of Ten Ten Global Media, who along with her business partner Simone White, is producing several upcoming feature film and television projects starring A list talent.