Nigerian Filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has been given a platform by Sahara Group for a mentorship deal in grooming ‘Film Extraprenuers.’
The multiple award-winning filmmaker was unveiled as the main focus of the initiative which is being driven by Sahara Foundation, the Group’s corporate responsibility vehicle.
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Speaking at the event, The CEO producer noted that he’s looking forward to seeing the creativity and brilliance of budding filmmakers in Nigeria. The group Communications head of Sahara Group, Bethel Obioma revealed that the initiative intends to directly impact on 12million beneficiaries in the next four years.
“The initiative will be implemented via a competition that will require young film makers in Nigeria channel their creativity into celebrating entrepreneurship in Nigeria by shooting a 15-minute documentary that captures entrepreneurs at work across the nation,” Obioma said.
“The theme of the documentary is: My Nigeria, My Platform . . . Nigeria through entrepreneurs’ eyes. Whilst the documentaries will help shape a positive narrative about Nigeria – one that captures our enterprise and productivity as a people – we also plan to use this platform to create a hub of shared creativity and thinking in the film industry that will promote and sustain growth.
“Multiple award-winning and leading filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan is the lead faculty for the project. Kunle will over-see the process of shortlisting entries and grooming the eventual winner for six months.”
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On his part, Anthony Youdeowei, MD Sahara Group said that the initiative seeks to promote a hub of enterprise that connects budding filmmakers with stakeholders that can help hone their skills to enhance productivity, excellence and sustainability in their careers.
There couldn’t have been a better person to take up this huge mentorship responsibility as Kunle Afolayan. He is known for his in-depth knowledge of filmmaking and will serve as a perfect mentor to aspiring film extrapreneurs.