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Tim Horwood

Executive Creative Director
Mashoba Media Africa


With 28 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Tim has been involved in multiple facets of the African television, music, events and youth culture space.

He was part of the team to launch the MTV brand in Africa in 2005 and went on to head up the MTV Base brand on the continent. He also served as Senior Creative Director at Viacom International Media Networks Africa where he headed up creative projects for BET, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Angola. He was in charge of Music & Talent for Coca-Cola’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign in Africa.

Tim has developed an in-depth knowledge of audiences in a number of African countries and specialises in the development and management of business, brand and creative strategies specifically within the broadcast, digital and event arenas.

Session: There Are No Tigers in Africa

Tim shares his experience of the last 20 years in the Pan African Broadcast & Music environments. Celebrating African creativity and its influence on the global entertainment industry today, this session touches on:

• Challenging stereotypes
• Working with limited resources
• Being inspired by your own uniqueness, environment and style