Wangeci Murage is a digital content media executive with over 20 years experience in broadcast management, business development, content production and project leadership. She is the Founder and Executive Director at Media Pros Africa, where she formulates business strategies that provide innovative media solutions to multiplatform broadcast networks, content providers and distributors across Africa.
Wangeci has been a driving force in the media industry through development of content and channel strategies for Pay TV, Free-To-Air and Online media networks, which have contributed to the growth and development of production and distribution of local content. She is the first Regional Head of MNET East Africa where she set up and managed its operations and played a significant role in the rebranding of the MNET East Africa channel and launch of Africa Magic Swahili on
DSTV. She also managed the development of popular programs including Idols East Africa, Big Brother Africa, Changes, Comedy Cub and The Patricia Show.
At Wananchi Programming, (ZUKU TV), Wangeci led the team as the Head of Business Development where she developed strategies that led to the launch of ZUKU Swahili Movies and ZUKU Kids channels through acquisition and production of local content. Programs such as Tales From The Bush Larder, Groove Theory and BAQE on ZUKU Sports received local and international recognition that attracted advertising and sponsorship contributing to revenue growth, in addition to sales in distribution from external media networks such as Fox International Channel and local Free-To-Air TV stations.
Wangeci is a member of the International Emmy Awards and continues to serve as a jury member since 2011. She has also actively participated as juror in the Zanzibar International Film Festival, the Coast Film Festival, Africa Magic Viewer Choice Awards, Riverwood Academy Awards, Machawood Short Film Festival, Lake International Pan African Film Festival, Mashariki Film Festival, International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual of Burundi, Women in Film Awards, and Kalasha Awards where she also co-directed the first TV and Film Festival. She has coordinated content pitching sessions at DISCOP. Africa in Nairobi and Johannesburg, and held a collaborative production workshop in Côte d’Ivoire. Wangeci has contributed to local and international market forums as a panelist at DISCOP, AfricaCom, East African Film Network, and the Deutsche Wella Global Forum.
Having begun her career as a radio and television producer and presenter on NTV and KTN, Wangeci has extensive knowledge on the broadcast media landscape in Africa and has formed strategic partnerships with local governments and funding institutions in and around East Africa. Being an active member in the media industry, Wangeci also holds membership with the Content Distribution Guild of Kenya and is the Vice Chair of the Pan African Film Consortium Committee.
Wangeci’s passion was also featured on-stage where she acted in several productions at the Phoenix Players Theatre, and appeared in the local films, Dangerous Affair and Project Daddy. She is an alumnus of the University of Cumbria graduating with an MBA in Media Leadership.