Sahara Group, Afolayan initiate film mentorship contest
Sahara Group Ltd and ace Nollywood actor, Kunle Afolayan have initiated a film mentorship initiative that seeks to nurture young film makers in Nigeria.
At a briefing to announce the commencement of the competition in Lagos, Sahara Group Managing Director, Anthony Youdeowei said the whole idea is to provide a platform for youths who are 35 years below
to gain real and life-time experience and acquire knowledge from a professional like Afolayan.
”Under what we called extraprenurship at Sahara Group Ltd which is a focal point of our Personal Social Responsibility, we have designed this to enable young Nigerians who have innate ability and seek to develop it in film making but lack a platform to nurture it.
Youdeowei said as the Group turns 20, it is working on raising a new breed of Nigerian scholars who are passionate about innovation, creativity and innate ability.
Its spokesman, Mr Bethel Obioma said to participate, young talents should submit a short documentary of 15 minutes that captures Nigerians working in different communities across the country.
He said at the close of entry submission, 20 finalists will be selected and at the end of the day, one ultimate winner will emerge who will undergo mentorship training under Afolayan for six months. “Alongside the mentorship will be other incentives that would “change the life of the lucky fellow forever,” Obioma noted.
In his remarks, Mr. Afolayan said, “I find this partnership with Sahara Group Ltd very important. On my part, I have always wanted to give back to the society. I understand that making film is one craft, making money is another. If you are able to combine both, you will be making both good film and good money.”