Initiative

Background

Youth are Africa’s greatest asset. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050. If properly harnessed, this increase in the working-age population could support increased productivity and stronger, more inclusive economic growth across the continent.

But today, most of the youth in Africa do not have stable economic opportunities. Of Africa’s nearly 420 million youth aged 15-35, one-third are unemployed and discouraged, another third are vulnerably employed, and only one in six is in wage employment. Youth face roughly doubles the unemployment rate of adults, with significant variation by country. The problem is not just unemployment but underemployment, which peaks at just over half of youth in the labour force in low-income countries.

The power and possibility of media, entertainment, and technology in the life of young people can address many challenges in Africa and we believe they can get the opportunity to fulfill their wishes and be more useful to society.

African entertainment and media industry

The African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres, according to a report from PwC titled Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 – 2019 (South Africa – Nigeria-Kenya). Youth are Africa’s greatest asset. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050. If properly harnessed, this increase in the working-age population could support increased productivity and stronger, more inclusive economic growth across the continent.

The African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres, according to a report from PwC titled Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 – 2019 (South Africa – Nigeria-Kenya).

ForeMedia Group Initiative

We believe that Africa is the hub of great talents, even though a great percentage have not been discovered yet. ForeMedia Talent is our passionate empowerment initiative to provide a community-driven solution as a tool to drive societal change getting the young people to become more productive for a better and save society.

Our vision is to create jobs opportunity and wealth creation by equipping youth to realize their full economic potential in the media and entertainment industry. The desired long-term outcome is expanded economic opportunity for both male and female African youth, which leads to improvements in other aspects of their lives.

ForeMedia Talent will connect with the community of artists, digital creators, movies producer, and media professionals to build, share, and promote content to a mostly targeted audience around the world.