Leti Arts will be participating in the United States-Africa Business Forum, as part of President Barack Obama’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit.
Leti is an interactive media studio that develops mobile games and digital comics based on African history and folklore. It is on a mission to develop games, comics and mobile apps, with a vision to grow to encompass animated series, feature films, merchandise and theme parks, through partnerships and licensing of intellectual property.
Leti’s Africa’s Legends content is delivered via their mobile distribution platform called Leti Center, which is available on Android, Windows Phone and Nokia Java devices. It also has a rich portfolio of projects executed across social activism, civic education and healthcare.
Leti Arts has several international nominations, including being a 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) Nominee in the e-Entertainment & Games category and a 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA)Nominee in a new category, ‘Transform Today’, which seeks to honour innovative African entertainment businesses outside of the music industry.
The US-Africa Business Forum wants to create a new platform to promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment across the continent.
Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya, Co-Founder and CTO of Leti Arts, are the first African Speakers at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), presenting a talk titled, “The Emerging Landscape of African Game Development” in 2013. Tawia also recently participated in the Deutsche-Welle Global Media Forum.