History was recently made as the inaugural class of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) West Africa Academy graduated after one full year of training in television and film production.
Twenty students in number from Nigeria and Ghana undertook the funded training in October 2018 to be equipped with the skill to produce high-quality movies as well as to create wealth through entrepreneurial partnerships.
This, however, could not have been possible without the institutional support of the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) Lagos.
Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya, Dean, School of Media and Communication, PAU, while elaborating on the specifics of the MTF, stated that the training would have been enduring influence on the graduates as it strenghtened their fundamentals of the film and television industry.
“The Nigerian film industry has established itself as a force to be reckoned with and has captured the imagination and attention of the world but now, it must strenghten its hold by perfecting its craft and focusing on greater acquisition of skills.
“That is the role of training and the role of the MultiChoice Talent Factory. The MTF will have a long-lasting impact precisely because it is contributing to strengthening the foundations of the industry by facilitating skills acquisition” he stated.
The Dean expressed appreciation to MultiChoice Nigeria for partnering with the Pan-Atlantic University.