Multiple award winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is set to groom lucky budding Nollywood stars who will in the end light up local and international film festivals with their creative productions.
In a reality show tagged Extrapreneurship the expected actors are to be green horns from across Nigeria. They are expected to submit a 15-minute documentary to show how hard Nigerians work to make legitimate money. Through docu-film making, Nigerian youths 0-35 years will channel their creativity and innovation to celebrate entrepreneurship in Nigeria using the theme – My Nigeria, My Platform…Nigeria through entrepreneurs.
This theme is a concept targeted at redefining the perception of Nigeria as a country around the globe. The project will be used to shape a narrative for Nigeria that captures our enterprise and productivity as a people. Afolayan and his team will work on the entries to shortlist the first 20 and ultimate winner of the competition.
In alignment with the concept of Extrapreneurship, the winner will undergo a 6-month mentorship program with Afolayan, a platform that will give the individual access to first class and practical tutelage in film making.
Afolayan is working with Sahara Foundation to groom the 20 lucky actors in filmmaking and entrepreneur in the film industry. Speaking on the new project, the respected filmmaker said: “I have always wanted to do something like this before now so for me to be chosen for this project, it is my dream coming true through Sahara Group and I am excited about it.”
Kunle Afolayan Explaining the criteria to be used to determine the participants and eventually the winner of Extrapreneurship, the filmmaker said: “I will be the lead faculty in determining the 20 interns and eventual winner. What I will be looking out for are the subject matter, we need to know if it goes in line with the theme of the project which is My Nigeria, My platform…Nigeria through an Extrapreneur.
Other things we will be looking out for is the production value, style of storytelling, camera, sound quality, aesthetics among other things.” Entries to Extrapreneurship opens July 1-15 while the announcement / press release on winner (best video) will come up on August 29. The selected winner will start mentorship with Kunle Afolayan on October 1, 2016 and completes mentorship on March 1, 2017. Sahara Foundation will provide support to the winner to make him/ her independent.