ABOUT US

‘Buni’ Means Innovation

Buni Media was founded in Kenya in 2009 and is registered as a company limited by guarantee. From inception, Buni Media set out to pioneer the use of creative media as a tool for awakening public interest and engagement in contemporary issues facing Kenya first and later, African societies around the world.

The word “Buni” means “innovation” in Swahili, and our approach is to use a variety of innovative techniques such as puppets, animation, social media and mobile to produce creative content that challenges the socio-political status quo in Africa.

OUR WORK

The 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

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.

Ogas at the Top

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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

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.

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.

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.

Services

Buni Studios

Through this, Buni Media produces innovative film and television projects that aim to entertain and inspire audiences.

Some of the projects that have been developed here include The XYZ Show, Africa’s first ever puppet political satire and Ogas at The Top.
Buni Media’s film studio space is fully operational and equipped with built-in sets and green screens. These facilities are open for use to produce diverse video content.

Buni Media’s film crew is comprised of talented professionals with a collective local and international experience that spans feature films, documentaries, television shows, commercials and music videos.

BuniVisualFX

This is the design, animation and post-production studio responsible for the visual identity, green screen compositing, animation and editing of all Buni Media’s projects. Projects such as Africanism 101 were developed and finalized at BuniVisualFX.

BuniVisualFX employs and partners with the best of Kenya’s dynamic animation community.

Voice Over, Dubbing

Buni Media assembles some of Kenya’s most talented voice over artists, exhibiting a variety of styles and accents. We offer voice over services, as well as dubbing of film/video content in various languages, including English, Swahili, Kikuyu, Dholuo, some Luhya dialects, some Kalenjin dialects, Kikamba, and a few other local languages.

Publishing

Buni Media Publishing creates and manages the production of content for print and digital distribution.