Mark Kaigwa Named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Young Africa Entrepreneurs

By IRP Staff, February 25, 2013

Mark Kaiga, a creative director, filmmaker, digital marketer and entrepreneur, has been named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Best Young African Entrepreneurs. Kaigwa is currently reporting on child survival in India on an IRP trip.

Kaigwa comments,

"It's truly an honor to be included in such a prestigious list alongside such accomplished entrepreneurs. I've been incredibly fortunate to stand on the shoulders of giants as it were with mentors, supporters and clients who've partnered to help me accomplish what I have. Also to go through a number of projects with success and failure in equal measure but take out learning, discipline and fortitude is what I have to show for it. To discover this on the IRP trip in particular  compelled me even further to focus myself on my environment and pursue the storytelling that is so fundamental to my business and general approach to life. I look forward to sharing the fruit of it soon."

Kaiga is a storyteller passionate about using media, mobiles and technology to write Africa’s next chapter in world history: the innovation chapter. Based in Nairobi, he is a partner at where he “puts Africa on the map” publishing exploits across African innovation, technology and startups. He is also a partner at – the web’s leading resource for creative inspiration in animation, illustration, photography and design from Africa. Kaigwa is the creator of an award-winning Warner Bros. videogame in Africa. He has written animated short films and directed live-action short films. He is also an ambassador for one of Africa’s leading innovation hubs, the *iHub_ and Africa Ambassador for the Sandbox Network – a community of extraordinary achievers under 30 years of age.