Twenty students have made the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy shortlist.
The candidates were chosen after a two-month long process of shortlisting candidates.
The organisers say they received over 3000 entries from Nigeria and Ghana.
Those selected include Idongesit Amba, Allen Onyige, Gilbert Bassey, Precious Iroagalachi, Nanret Paul Kumbet, Akpera Mnena, Umm’salma Saliu, Ugwu Eileen and Sonia Nwosu.
Others are Moses Akerele, Metong Minwon, Bolaji Adelakun, Joseph Adeniyi, Kemi Adeyemi, Tochukwu Nwaiwu, Blessing Bulus, Edmund Asamoah, Henry Konadu Denkyira, Irene Yaamoakoa, and Patience Adisenu.
The MTF regional Academy Director, Femi Odugbemi, led the interview and adjudication process alongside other industry experts.
The 20 future filmmakers were selected based on their industry-related qualifications and skills, as well as their passion to narrate Africa’s unique stories.
“As a company that is deeply rooted in Nigeria, we understand that many young, aspiring filmmakers have the capacity to learn and strengthen their skill set to give back to their communities but may not be financially equipped to do so,” said John Ugbe, managing director, in a statement.
“The MultiChoice Talent Factory focuses on making sure that those gems are nurtured, and their talents developed to contribute meaningfully to Africa’s creative industry.”
During the programme, MTF Academy students will produce television and film content that will be aired on local M-Net channels across the MultiChoice platform.