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Marie Lora-Mungai: African Storyteller Extraordinaire

Marie Lora-Mungai is an African Storyteller Extraordinaire and stands at the forefront of the African creative industries, a visionary entrepreneur, investor, and strategic advisor with a profound impact on the continent’s cultural landscape. With over 18 years of experience spanning 27 countries, Marie has cemented her reputation as a leading figure in African entertainment and sports business.

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As the Founder and CEO of Restless Global, Marie has spearheaded initiatives to foster growth and innovation in the African creative sector. Her firm provides strategic solutions to international companies, institutions, and investors seeking to tap into Africa’s vibrant cultural scene. From Warner Bros. to UNESCO, Marie has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, harnessing her expertise to navigate the intricacies of the African market and unlock its vast potential.

One of Marie’s notable achievements is the establishment of the Lisboa Africa Investors Club, a platform dedicated to facilitating investment and collaboration between Africa and Europe. This initiative underscores her commitment to bridging the gap between continents and fostering mutually beneficial partnerships.

At Restless Global, Marie has cultivated a rare expertise in financing the African creative industries. Through innovative frameworks and strategies, she has enabled both public and private actors to invest in and support Africa’s burgeoning creative talent. From traditional financing models to crowdfunding, Marie has championed diverse funding avenues to fuel the growth of African entrepreneurs and content creators.

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Prior to founding Restless Global, Marie’s entrepreneurial journey spanned various sectors of the African creative and tech industries. From founding talent agency Restless Talent Management to launching Buni.tv, a pioneering African VOD platform acquired by TRACE in 2016, Marie’s ventures have left an indelible mark on the continent’s media landscape. Her Nairobi-based studio, Buni Media, has produced critically acclaimed shows such as THE XYZ SHOW and OGAS AT THE TOP, showcasing Africa’s rich storytelling tradition to global audiences.

As a writer-producer and showrunner, Marie’s creative talents have shone through in projects such as THE TRADE, a Nigerian crime drama currently in development with Sony Television. Her work reflects a deep understanding of African narratives and a commitment to amplifying diverse voices in the entertainment industry.

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Marie’s journey to prominence began in her early career as an award-winning television journalist, where she honed her storytelling skills across three continents for esteemed media outlets including CNN, Reuters TV, AFP TV, and the BBC. Her journalistic background has equipped her with a keen eye for storytelling and a deep understanding of the power of media to shape perceptions and drive social change.

With a Masters in Marketing and Communications from ESCP Business School and a Masters in Political Science from Sciences Po, Marie combines academic rigor with practical experience to drive meaningful impact in the African creative industries. Her dedication to excellence and innovation has earned her recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017, a testament to her influential role in shaping Africa’s cultural landscape.

In conclusion, Marie Lora-Mungai’s entrepreneurial spirit, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to Africa’s creative industries have positioned her as a trailblazer and thought leader in the global entertainment landscape. As she continues to pave the way for future generations of African creatives, Marie’s legacy will endure as a testament to the transformative power of culture and creativity on the African continent and beyond.

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