Ananse becomes first indigenous African Superhero to join the Legends on ComiXology

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Ananse: The Origin available on IOS, Android, Kindle Fire & Windows 8 via comiXology

 Accra, Ghana – April 17, 2015:  Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, this month released the pilot issue of the Ananse: The Origin on comiXology. This catapults the African superhero, Ananse, to the ranks of comic legends such as Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

Ananse: The Origin is one of the first African published comics to be featured on comiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary that has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry. Comixology provides a cloud-based digital comics platform that simplifies discovering, buying, and reading comics and offers one of the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers and independent creators.

Ananse: The Origin #1 is the pilot issue from The True Ananse series which features Kweku Ananse the African folklore character from Ghana known for his skill of trickery and cunning. Leti Arts reimagines the story of Ananse as a superhero fighting crime in present day Africa. In the pilot issue, Ananse, the spider god, seeks prominence in the Sky Kingdom to ultimately become the God of wisdom.

The True Ananse is part of the Leti Arts’ Africa’s Legends franchise which intersperses popular African folklore and historical legends with fictional characters, as an elite group of superheroes and is available as digital comics and video games.

“ Merging the past with the present in a format that is exciting and compelling encourages audiences to be genuinely excited about African history and culture. Ananse: The Origin on comiXology is a major accomplishment for us and introduces one of the first true African superheroes to comic fans around the world. A bonus is the Guided View technology of comiXology, which is fits our vision to enrich the reading experience around our comics.
 Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)

Find Ananse: The Origin (http://bit.ly/1NjatfE) on IOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 via the comiXology apps on these platforms.

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 listed as #5 on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Africa for 2015, an MTV Africa Transform Today 2014 Nominee and a Google Ghana Innovation Hero Winner.

Leti Arts has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.

Visit us on http://www.letiarts.comFacebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

More on MEST: http://meltwater.org/Facebook, Twitter

CONTACT
Nana Kwabena Owusu
(+233) 020 121 5655
kobby@letiarts.com

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Leti Arts at MWC 2015

Leti Arts attends Mobile World Congress 2015

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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.

The Africa’s Legends app and its sister app, Leti Center, are available as a FREE download from the Google Play Store and Windows Phone Store.

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.

Visit us on http://www.letiarts.comFacebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

More on MEST: http://meltwater.org/Facebook, Twitter

Leti Arts competes in Vodafone appStar 2014 Global Final

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Leti Arts competes in ‘Best Established Developer’ category, of the global final of the 2014 Vodafone appStar competition.

 Accra, Ghana – January 14, 2015:  Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, is representing Ghana in the global final of the Vodafone appStar competition, at an event being held in Bengaluru, India on January 15, 2015.

“ appStar is the Annual Developer Contest conducted by Vodafone, for developers across several countries of African & Asian continent, to promote local talent & bring them to the international stage.

This year developers from five (5) countries, Kenya, India, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa are competing in the global final. Leti Arts is participating as the winner of the Best Established Developer category for Ghana, 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 a mobile content distribution app, we know Africa’s Legends is innovative, and we are glad it has been recognized. We will continue to push Africa’s Legends in 2015, through innovative digital formats, such as games, digital comics and interactive apps.
 Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)

Content available in the Africa’s Legends app include digital comics and games, with additional content (videos, wallpapers, ringtones) scheduled for future release. The Africa’s Legends app and its sister app, Leti Center, are available as a FREE download from the Google Play Store and Windows Phone Store.

Leti Arts, represented in the competition by Eyram Tawia, CEO of Leti Arts, wishes to congratulate the winners of the Best Upcoming Developer category in Ghana, ‘Vicinity App’. Vicinity app is represented in India by Abideen Adelu, on behalf of his team of three (3) Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EIT), from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra.

Leti Arts encourages all their fans to get involved in propelling Team Ghana to victory by sharing their messages on social media with the hashtag “#appStar” and to add ‘@vodafonedev’ specifically for Twitter messages.

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 has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.

Visit us on http://www.letiarts.comFacebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

More on MEST: http://meltwater.org/Facebook, Twitter

Leti Arts Nominated for 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA)

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Leti Arts nominated in the ‘Transform Today’ category for the 2014 MAMA Awards

 Accra, Ghana – April 17, 2014:  Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, has been nominated for an award in the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), in an event held in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 16, 2014.

Leti Arts is nominated for achievement in a non-music field, in a new MAMA Award category called ‘Transform Today by Absolut’.

“ Transform Today by Absolut, is an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.

Leti Arts is proud to have been nominated for this award and wish to share the honour with all current and past team members and well-wishers who have helped propel the vision to its current state.

We are happy that our passion to entertain global audiences using our African superhero franchise, Africa’s Legends, through interactive digital formats such as games, digital comics and interactive apps has been recognized by the nomination panel for the 2014 MAMA Awards.

 Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)

 Leti Arts congratulate their fellow nominees in the ‘Transform Today by Absolut’ category for their achievements in propelling African entertainment forward. They also extend congratulations to fellow nominees from Ghana (Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, Efya, R2bees) and Kenya (Lupita Nyong’o, Sauti Sol, Amani), and wish them the best of luck in their respective award categories.

Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is open from 16 April 2014 until midnight on 4 June 2014 via the official voting website: http://bit.ly/1j6UYYN

Leti Arts encourages all our their fans to get involved in the public voting for the 2014 MAMA awards and to vote for the nominees from Ghana and Kenya to push them to the top of their respective categories.

To get more info visit www.letiarts.com.

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 has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.

Visit us on http://www.letiarts.comFacebook, Twitter and Google+

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.

Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Africa's Legends: Intel + Leti Arts

Leti Arts and Intel partner to launch Africa’s Legends

Africa’s Legends is a series by Leti Arts that brings Africa’s folklore and historic legends to life through interactive entertainment such as digital comics, mobile games and in the future, TV shows and full length movies.

Africa’s Legends balances the two parts of Leti Arts’ portfolio of characters, historic and folkloric legends and fictional characters, battling crime in Africa, as the continent’s elite group of superheroes. Africa’s Legends brings the classic clash of good versus evil from an African perspective to a worldwide audience. Africa’s elite superheroes, Africa’s Legends, battle master criminals from Africa and around the world.

The series follows the exploits of characters such as Ananse, Shaka, Pharaoh, Wuzu the Massai Warrior and Shizo, an ex-cop turned vigilante against corruption. It also follows the plots and schemes of master villains such as The Pirate and The Wodaabe Assassin.

Our goal of merging the past with the present in an exciting and compelling format is to encourage younger generations to be genuinely excited about African history and culture. The more relevant we make history and culture in education, the better the long term prospects for preserving culture and heritage.

We are proud to deliver this on cutting edge technology, both hardware and software, from our partner Intel.

Wesley Kirinya (CTO, Leti Arts)

Intel Powered Yolo Smartphone from Safaricom

Intel, one of the premier technology companies in the world, is leveraging the expertise of its software partner, Leti Arts to promote its Yolo smartphone, an Android smartphone based on its mobile optimized Intel Atom processor, available in Kenya on Safaricom.

Africa’s Legends is delivered to consumers as an Intel-only compatible Android app, Africa’s Legends on the Google Play Store. It includes both the comic and game, optimized for the Yolo smartphone and other Android devices based on Intel processors.

The Yolo smartphone uses advanced Intel® processors to provide seamless and fast web browsing, super responsive Android apps, and effortless multitasking. Intel has been powering computing for decades and they are now powering your next smartphone. Get ready for the power of Intel Inside® on your phone.

As part of the promotion for Intel powered Android devices, Intel organised the Intel Gaming Challenge at the iHub on Saturday October 12, attended by both avid and casual gamers. The gaming challenge showcased local games from Intel Software Partners  Leti Arts and Ma3 Racer.

[SEE PHOTOS: Intel Gaming Challenge on Facebook]

If you own a Yolo device or an Intel powered Android smartphone or tablet, then head over to the Google Play Store.

Google Play: Africa's Legends

Google Play: Africa’s Legends

You can follow the exploits of Africa’s Legends online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AfricasLegends/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfricasLegends
Google+: http://gplus.to/AfricasLegends