20 Nigerians and Ghanaian were chosen from 3,100 posts received in the inauguration edition Multichoice Talent Factory, MTF,
Twenty students were selected on the basis of their qualifications and skills related to the industry, as well as their passion, to tell about the unique stories of Africa uncovered in Multichoice Africa.
According to a statement published in the framework of a large-scale African initiative Multichoice on film and television, the candidates were selected after a two-month process of applicants.
Regional director of the Academy MultiChoice, Femi Odugbemi said that a rigorous interview and trial process is what he took with him and a group of experts in the field of cinema and television to identify 20 selected students.
20 selected candidates for Multichoice Talent Factory
20 selected students Idongesit Amba, Allen Onyige, Gilbert Bassey, Precious Iroagalachi, Nanret Paul Kumbet, Akpera Mnena, Umm salma Saliu, Ugwu Uchenna Eileen and Sonia Nwosu. Others – Moses Ackerle, Meong Minvon, Boladzhi Adelakun, Joseph Adeniye, Kemi Tamara Adeyimi, Tochukwa Nvayva, Blessing Bulus from Nigeria and Edmund Kobi Asamoah, Henry Konadu Denkir, Iren Dumewi Jaamakoa, Patience to Esavonam Adizen.
From October 1, 2018, MultiChoice will sponsor students' education, accommodation and scholarships for the duration of each academy.
Our plans for 20 selected students – Femi Odugbemi
Director of West Africa, MultiChoice Talent Factory, Femi Odugbemi made it clear why the academy and program are the essence for the next generation of filmmakers.
He said, "Of the thousands of applications received, it is clear that there is a strong desire to learn and work with other African ads. Not only will MultiChoice Talent Factory become a springboard for a career in the entertainment industry, but it will also create a cohesive community of African professionals willing to tell the stories of Africa to the world".
Odugbemi also said that MTF Academy students will be given the skills to develop their talent, contact industry professionals and tell about authentic African stories through a comprehensive curriculum that includes theoretical knowledge and practical experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.