From a pool of over 3,000 applicants from Nigeria and Ghana, 20 students have been shortlisted for the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy.
The 20 selected applicants came out of the interview and adjudication process and will serve as the first set of students in the West African academy.
The future filmmakers were selected based on their industry-related qualifications and skills, as well as their passion to narrate Africa’s unique stories.
Those selected include Idongesit Amba, Allen Onyige, Gilbert Bassey, Precious Iroagalachi, Nanret Paul Kumbet, Akpera Mnena, Umm’salma Saliu, Ugwu Uchenna Eileen and Sonia Nwosu.
Others are Moses Akerele, Metong Minwon, Bolaji Adelakun, Joseph Adeniyi, Kemi Tamara Adeyemi, Tochukwu Nwaiwu, Blessing Bulus, Edmund Kobby Asamoah, Henry Konadu Denkyira, Irene Dumevi Yaamoakoa, and Patience Esiawonam Adisenu.
MultiChoice will sponsor the students’ tuition, accommodation and stipend for the duration of their training in each the academy.
“As a company that is deeply rooted in Nigeria, we understand that many young, aspiring filmmakers have the capacity to learn and strengthen their skill set to give back to their communities but may not be financially equipped to do so,” said John Ugbe, managing director.
“The MultiChoice Talent Factory focuses on making sure that those gems are nurtured, and their talents developed to contribute meaningfully to Africa’s creative industry.”
During the programme, MTF Academy students will produce television and film content that will be aired on our local M-Net channels across the MultiChoice platform.
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.