After series of rigorous interview processes and shortlisting from over 3,000 entries from both Nigeria and Ghana, the names of 20 candidates have been shortlisted MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy.
The lucky 20 were said to have been carefully selected by a group of film and television industry experts and MultiChoice regional Academy Director, Femi Odugbemi, with their selection said to have been based on their industry-related qualifications and skills, as well as their passion to narrate Africa’s unique stories.
The shortlisted candidates are as follows: Idongesit Amba, Allen Onyige, Gilbert Bassey, Precious Iroagalachi, Nanret Paul Kumbet, Akpera Mnena, Umm’salma Saliu, Ugwu Uchenna Eileen and Sonia Nwosu.
The rest are: Moses Akerele, Metong Minwon, Bolaji Adelakun, Joseph Adeniyi, Kemi Tamara Adeyemi, Tochukwu Nwaiwu, Blessing Bulus from Nigeria and Edmund Kobby Asamoah, Henry Konadu Denkyira, Irene Dumevi Yaamoakoa, Patience Esiawonam Adisenu from Ghana, who will represent the West African region at the Nigeria-based MTF Academy from 1 October.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy students are expected to be provided with skills to help develop their talent, connect them with industry practitioners and craft authentic African stories through a well packaged curriculum made up of theories and practical in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.
MultiChoice is expected to sponsor the students’ tuition, accommodation and allowance throughout the duration of their training in the academy.