MultiChoice execs reveal talent aims

By Gabriella Opara
September 18, 2018


MultiChoice Nigeria executives have outlined their hopes for the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) initiative, which will see 60 students being trained by the firm.

John Ugbe

During a recent press conference, MultiChoice Nigeria MD John Ugbe said the MTF was created to help develop African stories by using local narratives with a worldwide appeal.

The 60 students will be selected from more than 3,000 applicants. They will begin the 12 month programme, fully funded by MultiChoice, on October 1.

Cheryl Uys-Allie, director of the MTF, said the scheme would develop the skillset of upcoming filmmakers and content creators to ensure growth of the local film industries.

Femi Odugbemi, filmmaker and MTF regional director, added: “From the thousands of applications received, it’s evident that there’s a strong desire to learn from and work with other African creatives.

“Not only will the MultiChoice Talent Factory be a springboard to a career in the entertainment industry, but it will also create a close-knit community of African professionals with a willingness to narrate Africa’s stories to the world.”

The MTF initiative began in May and has launched academies in Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya.

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