WANGECI MURAGE is a proficient media professional with over 15 years broadcast experience in TV Content Production, Channel Development & Management, Strategic Business Development and Project Management. Her career began as a Radio and TV presenter/producer at Nation Media Group to now Managing Partner at Media Pros Africa, a Pan African Media Resource Company in Nairobi, Kenya.
Wangeci has worked with Wananchi Programming as Head of Business Development where she managed commissioning of original local productions including Tales From The Bush Larder, Groove Theory and BAQE. She was actively involved in strategic planning and development of new channels such as Zuku Swahili Movies and Zuku Kids and managing live broadcast of rugby and basketball events on Zuku Sports.
As the Programming Manager at M-Net Africa, Wangeci provided strategic leadership in content and channel development in East and Central Africa. She set up and managed the M-Net East Africa operations where she launched Africa Magic Swahili on DStv and worked with acclaimed content production houses to produce hit reality series’ Big Brother Africa and Idols East Africa. She also commissioned local productions Changes, Comedy Club, Stand Up Zambia and The Patricia Show.
Wangeci has extensive knowledge on the broadcast media landscape in Africa and provides skillful and strategic leadership in broadcast management. She has strong business relationships with media stakeholders around the world and has formed strategic partnerships with local governments and donor institutions in and around East Africa. She regularly participates in content discussions in international media forums and conducts media workshops for industry growth and development in East Africa.
Wangeci has also served as jury member at film festivals and award ceremonies including The International Emmys Awards – Middle East and African Category, Zanzibar International Film Festival and The Kalasha Awards, Kenya’s premier Film and TV Awards. Her first love is acting which began in high school theatre and gradually moved onto screen acting where she’s featured in the Kenyan films Dangerous Affairs (2002) and Project Daddy (2004).
Wangeci lives by the words of well renowned author and poet Maya Angelou when she said, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give”. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Media Leadership with Robert Kennedy College in partnership with University of Cumbria.