LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SOME 35 budding Nigeria film makers are poised to benefit from a training workshop prominent industry expert, Chris Ihidero is organising.
The inaugural event, dubbed “Story Story” has begun in Lagos’s affluent Island Ikoyi where it will run until Thursday.
It is in partnership with The British Council, True Nollywood Stories and X3M Ideas.
The final list of selected participants has been made public following a four- week screening period that saw entries from hundreds of Nigerians from all over the country.
The selected participants are drawn from varied industries, including photography, filmmaking, public relations, media, writing, poetry, blogging and marketing.
Founder and lead facilitator Chris Ihidero says 35 candidates have been admitted to participate from Tuesday through Thursday at The British Council office in Ikoyi.
“We always knew that there was a need for capacity building in storytelling but it was nonetheless intriguing to see that the workshop was three times oversubscribed,” Ihidero said.
“I think we are on to something here and it will be a real pleasure to engage these participants over the course of the next three days,” he added.
Pundits have described “Story Story” as another intervention project, capable of bridging the skills gap in an industry that could potentially be a driver for the Nigerian economy.
Nigeria’s creative industry is worth an estimated N5 trillion, but swarmed by thousands of enthusiasts and practitioners with limited access to training and skills development.
– CAJ News