MultiChoice Opens West Africa Academy In Nigeria
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy has been unveiled in Lagos. The launch of the academy has warranted much praise for MultiChoichoice from the Lagos State Government, and the academy is expected to provide Africa’s up and coming television and film and storytellers with a 12-month training programme.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Steve Ayorinde was in attendance at the launch of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy, and he applauded MultiChoice Nigeria for giving young Nigerians from across the country the opportunity to learn about the business of film production.
Ayorinde said that the 20 chosen students should consider themselves lucky to have been granted such an opportunity and he also expressed that stakeholders in the Nigerian entertainment industry and across Africa expected great things from these particular students in the future.
Dr Ziblim Iddi, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture also joined Ayorinde in congratulating the 20 students, and he wished them well.
John Ugbe, The Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, said that The film and television industry is the trailblazer of creative industries in Africa and is responsible for shaping the African narrative. He added that the academy would give filmmakers with raw talent the opportunity to build their skills and ultimately increasing the pool of exceptional talent within the industry.
Ugbe also gave credit to M-Net and Africa Magic and thanked them for believing in this project from the very beginning.