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We use the power of storytelling, media, and creative expression to fight for an open and accountable society, participatory governance, Freedom of Expression, and to grow the creative ecosystem.
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Africa Satire Festival
The Africa Satire Festival is a celebration and exploration of satire and satirical works from East Africa and around the world. Through a series of events, including exhibitions of satirical work, symposia and workshops, panel discussions, live televised debate, music, and stand-up comedy/satire, the Festival aims to explore relevant and timely themes, and to engage members of the public around fundamental questions affecting the global community.
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Katiba
Katiba (the Swahili word for ‘Constitution’) is a project aimed at making the constitution of Kenya accessible for the majority of Kenyans in an easy-to-read graphic format by producing a book, The Constitution of Kenya in Graphic Form. Currently, Buni Media is working on chapters 1, 2, 4, 6 &11 of the Constitution and is working towards raising funds for the rest of the chapters.
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XYZ Show
The XYZ Show is a political satire puppet series aimed at stimulating political awareness among Kenyans, promoting democracy and good governance, and encouraging dialogue over conflict while activating citizen participation, all through humor and satire
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Content Workshop
A capacity building program which links content creators with experts, commentators and thinkers in different fields, aimed at enhancing the socio-political impact, relatability, and quality of content produced in the Kenyan media industry.
Media Publishing
A branch under Buni Media that has so far released five publications: It’s a Madd Madd World, by Paul “Maddo” Kelemba; Crisis?…What Crisis?! by Godfrey ‘Gado’ Mwampembwa; Freedom vs. Security anthology; Speaking Truth to Power anthology; Freedom After Speech anthology.
Ogas at the Top
Ogas at The Top is a satirical puppet show that was developed by Buni Media and aired in Nigeria. It took an unflinching and hilarious look at Nigeria’s political elite and the other Ogas who were ruling contemporary Naija society
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Africanism 101
A documentary series on major East African socio-political issues. The series was produced by Odios Creations between 2012 and 2013, with Buni Media as Executive Producer. Four episodes were released and broadcast to a national audience on NTV-Kenya in the run-up to the 2013 general elections.

Our Work

Buni Media’s mission is to sustainably produce intellectually engaging, entertaining and high quality content that deeply connects with audiences. Our work is focused on four thematic areas: Promoting Freedom of Expression & open society; Fostering Participatory governance; Building an Accountable Society; and Contributing to the Creative ecosystem.

The XYZ Show

Reaching more than 10 million people with satire stimulates political awareness among Kenyans, promotes democracy and good governance, and activates citizen participation. The XYZ Show has been described as a watchdog, and has gained widespread recognition and popularity on TV, radio, on the web, on transit buses in Nairobi, and through community outreach programs.

Africa Satire Festival

The Africa Satire Festival envisions a society in which everyone can express themselves freely without suffering adverse repercussions for dissenting or alternative opinions. Through a series of events, including exhibitions of satirical work, symposia and workshops, panel discussions, live televised debate, music, and stand-up comedy/satire, the Festival aims to promote Freedom of Expression and to explore relevant and timely themes and fundamental questions affecting the global community.

Ogas at The Top

Ogas at The Top is a satirical puppet show that was developed by Buni Media and aired in Nigeria. It took an unflinching and hilarious look at Nigeria’s political elite and the other Ogas who were ruling contemporary Naija society.

Katiba

Katiba (the Swahili word for ‘Constitution’) is an illustrated version of the Kenyan constitution that is transforming civic education in Kenya, by engaging citizens in a way that they have never been engaged before. An illustrated version of the Kenyan constitution that is making the Kenyan Constitution accessible for the majority of Kenyans, in an easy-to-understand graphic format.

Buni Media Workshops

Buni Media Workshops link content creators with experts, commentators and thinkers in different fields, aimed at enhancing the socio-political impact, relatability, and quality of content produced in the Kenyan media industry. We contribute to the growth of the creative sector on different levels.

Africanism 101

Africanism 101 is a documentary series on major East African socio-political issues. The series was produced by Odios Creations between 2012 and 2013, with Buni Media as Executive Producer. Four episodes were released and broadcast to a national audience on NTV-Kenya in the run-up to the 2013 general elections.

Ask Dr. Pamoja

Ask Dr. Pamoja is a video and audio series that is designed to teach children about covid-19, as well as how to minimize the risk of infection through the W.H.O-endorsed guidelines. It has been produced in seven different languages so far: English, Kiswahili, Kikamba, Kikuyu, Dholuo, Lingala, and French.

From Here to Tumbuktu

From Here to Timbuktu is a children’s edutainment short film that follows the adventures of four bright and curious 11-year-olds from the four corners of the continent (Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, Egypt) as they travel back in time to 16th century Timbuktu, and find themselves smack in the middle of the Saadian (Moroccan) Invasion of 1593. This short film brings a slice of ancient African history to life.

Buni Media Team

Board of Directors

Buni Media is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors whose responsibility is to offer overall strategic guidance, and to formulate policies, procedures and strategies.
The Board consists of:

Godfrey ‘Gado’ Mwampembwa: CEO & Executive Chairman
Patrick Kuria: Financial Director
Marie Lora: Co-Founder & Director
Paul Kelemba: Director
Joy Mboya: Director
Stephen Gichohi: Director
Julian Macharia: Director
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Heads Of Departments

The Heads of Department are in charge of every facet of Buni Media’s production process. HODs are team leaders who coordinate the activities of the entire crew, while offering creative direction on Buni Media’s projects.
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Capacity Team

The Buni Media Capacity Team steers the organization’s activities towards the implementation of the strategic plan, and is involved in fundraising, planning, reporting, and accounting for various projects.
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Producers

Buni Media producers are responsible for the overall coordination of various productions, managing not only the artistic vision of each project, but also the logistical aspects of on-set activities.
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Puppeteers

A uniquely skilled and experienced team of puppeteers brings Buni Media puppets to life. The puppeteers have amassed decades of experience working with different types of puppets in a variety of projects around the world.
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Production Crew

Buni Media’s production crew is a group of highly skilled and dedicated individuals who are involved in the implementation of a wide variety of projects at Buni Media. Pooling decades of experience, the crew holds exceptional capacity in the production of puppet shows, animation, music videos, film and TV series in various genres, commercials, and documentaries.