Leti Arts attends Mobile World Congress 2015 as Global Winner of the ‘Best Established Developer’ category of the 2014 Vodafone appStar competition.
Accra, Ghana – March 3, 2015: Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, is attending Mobile World Congress 2015 as part of its winning prize for emerging the Global Winner of the 2014 Vodafone appStar competition.
“appStar is the Annual Developer Contest conducted by Vodafone, for developers across several countries in Africa & Asia, to promote local talent & bring them to the international stage.”
The 2014 edition saw developers from five (5) countries, Kenya, India, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa competing in the global final. Leti Arts emerged the winner of the Best Established Developer category, with their Android mobile content distribution app, Africa’s Legends.
The Africa’s Legends app, is a mobile content distribution app for delivering content related to the Africa’s Legends superhero franchise, to consumers worldwide. The Africa’s Legends superhero franchise reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.
As part of the winning prize, Leti Arts is attending MWC 2015 to meet potential investors and partners across several industries including game publishing, content production and content distribution. Last year, Leti Arts met some exciting prospective partners during MWC 2014 and expects even more this year.
“We are excited to leverage our attendance of Mobile World Congress 2015 to find investors and partners to help grow our gaming portfolio across mobile and consoles via licensing and third party publishing and also partners who can extend the reach of our Africa’s Legends franchise into TV, Print and Merchandise worldwide.”
Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)
Currently content within Leti Arts’ Africa’s Legends franchise include two comic series and two games, across both Android and Windows Phone. A new casual game targeted at a younger demographic is scheduled for release on IOS in Q2 of 2015.
About Leti Arts
Leti Arts develops cross-platform interactive media products based on African history and folklore, including digital comics and mobile games. As one of a handful of interactive media studios in sub-Saharan Africa, Leti introduces global audiences to African storytelling. Leti Arts is a Top 10 Fast Company Most Innovative Companies in Africa for 2015.
Leti Arts has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.
About Africa’s Legends
Africa’s Legends is a superhero franchise from Leti Arts influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa. In Africa’ s Legends, Leti Arts reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.
About Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator program provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa.
To date, the MEST Incubator has invested in over 15 companies and backed more than 35 co-founders. Our focus is on companies in the following areas: SaaS, Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Digital Media, and Healthcare IT.