Interview with the Nairobist on Digital Media in Kenya.Moses Kemibaro 2009-06-10
This an interview I had recently with the Nairobist, a Kenyan news and information portal focussed on a myriad of themes on the city of Nairobi. You can read the full interview here>
Kenya's YU mobile network to enter Uganda.
TEAMS high speed cable to be launched on Friday.
Moses Kemibaro is the Founder of Dotsavvy, Kenya’s first Digital Business Agency which he established in 2002. Until December 2018, he also served as the Commercial Manager in East Africa for the Perform Group, the leading global digital sports media business that owns Goal.com, the world’s leading digital destination for football content with over 70 million users per month globally - and 2 million in Kenya.
Moses is a seasoned digital services professional having worked in Africa’s Internet Industry for over 15 years. In 2012 he was the Sales Director for Africa at InMobi, the world’s leading Independent mobile ad network where he led sales in Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana. Between 2010 and 2012, Moses was the Founding Regional Manager at Dealfish East Africa (now known as OLX Kenya) which he grew from scratch to become the leading online classifieds on mobile and desktop in Kenya and Uganda.
Previously, Moses worked at companies such as 3mice Interactive Media and Africa Online at the very start of Kenya’s digital revolution. Moses is also an award-winning and often quoted TechBlogger at MosesKemibaro.com where he rants and raves about all things digital in Kenya and Africa.
You have highlighted pertinent issues that I believe the government bodies mandated with developing and driving the digital media should focus on. The low level of internet connectivity among the populace is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the growth of this industry. Also timely with the landing of the fibre optic. I wonder if this ‘war’ among the ISPs and mobile companies will trickle down to benefit the common mwananchi. Congrats on the awards, brother!
@judith – thanks for the feedback! Just checked your blog, great advice about what it REALLY takes to be a successful freelancer. Clearly, its not very straight forward and requires planning to succeed.
Thanks for the heads-up and stopping by my blog. Yap, freelancing is a business like any other only that you are dealing with a service and your office is found in your house (bedroom, garage, attic, kitchen top). It is tough especially here in Kenya but businesses are slowly beginning to see the value of a freelance professional especially in this economic climate.