Marie Lora-Mungai is the brains behind the first African studio to engage in every aspect of the content production and distribution pipeline, Restless Global. She’s a producer, media entrepreneur and the founder of Restless Talent Management,Buni.tv, and the production company Buni Media, which together make up Restless Global.
Marie is the Executive Producer of The XYZ Show, the hugely popular political satire show followed by over 10 million people and winner of the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for ‘Best TV Series.’ She is also Executive Producer of Ogas At The Top, a similar viral program in Nigeria nominated for the 2015 AMVCA and the2015 Creative Industries Awards.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Marie was an award-winning television journalist who worked across three continents and 15 African countries for CNN, Reuters, AFP TV, and the BBC World Service.
She is a prolific speaker on topics such as the marketing and distribution of African content, the African mobile video opportunity, the power of political satire to affect change, and diversity in film. In 2013, she was named a Rising Talent by the Women’s Global Forum, and one of the ‘30 Women Who Matter’ by L’Express Magazine.