Connect with us

Published

on

L’Académie Franco-Anglophone des Arts Audiovisuels et du Cinéma (LAFAAAC), a French cinema academy, in partnership with Wazobia FM/TV, has announced plans to launch a training program for screenwriters in Nollywood.

The programme, which commences in the spring of 2021 and is supported by the French Embassy in Nigeria, offers innovative training courses combining online and classroom trainings, enhanced by partnerships in France and Africa for a comprehensive offer adapted to local needs.
The training programme is a component of the Solidarity Fund of innovative projects by the French Embassy called “Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI), which aims to promote French training contents adapted to the needs of Nigerian audiovisual professionals and preserve and enhance the cultural heritage.
Also read: Access Bank Creating A New World With Accessmore APP ~Omonaijablog
As part of efforts to further enhance the skills of Nigerian storytellers, LAFAAAC will make available a complete training course on the fundamentals of television screenwriting. The training will combine different complementary educational methods: mobile learning, masterclass, animated tutorials, virtual classes and workshops, all developed with well-known experts to develop the best of each tool.
The academy is partnering with La Fémis, the French cinema school, through its “TV Series” department, is, to contribute to its overall educational engineering.
LAFAAAC is also partnering with Wazobia, a leader in radio and television, which will help adapt the offer to the specific needs of Nigeria through its recent initiative Filmlab Nigeria.
Speaking on the development, Olivier PASCAL, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LAFAAAC, said: “The strength of our project is to combine the best of French educational training and the practices of Nigerian professionals, all accelerated by the power of digital. LAFAAAC is proud to strengthen its partnership with Wazobia through this initiative of the French Embassy, for the benefit of young Nigerian creatives.”
Also speaking, Rafaël Pont, Advisor for Cooperation and Cultural Action at the French Embassy at Nigeria, said: “Our support for LAFAAAC is part of the implementation of the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects dedicated to the development of Cultural and Creative Industries in Nigeria. It has been entrusted to us for a period of two years (2020-21) and responds to a priority of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Its objective is to stimulate cultural entrepreneurship in Nigeria, capacity building and governance policies in the audiovisual, interactive media and cultural heritage sectors.”
Tatiana Moussalli Nouri, Co-Founder and CEO of Wazobia, also said: “Nigeria is loaded with fantastic talents and this collaboration will contribute further in the capacity building and continuous learning that Wazobia has been championing through our knowhow and pioneer position in the industry. We are confident that our collaboration with LAFAAAC, a successful startup, and the French Embassy in Nigeria, we will successfully deliver value to the creative industry in Nigeria.”

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

Popular Comedian, Basketmouth’s Marriage Crashes 

Published

on

Popular comedian Bright Okpocha has announced the end of his marriage with his wife Elsie Okpocha after 12 years of marital sojourn.

 

A statement posted on his social media platforms reads “As much as it pains me to bring my personal life to the public space, this is an unavoidable situation.

 

“After much deliberations, my wife and I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.

 

“As we move forward separately, we will continue to work together to give our beautiful children all the care, love, guidance and support they need.

 

“We humbly ask that you respect our privacy as we navigate through these times.”

Continue Reading

Business

Winner Of 61st First Bank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship Gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)

Published

on

L-R Kayode Oguntayo, Director, Concierge Sports Limited; Taiwo Okeowo, Deputy Managing Director, FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited; Dr. Anthony Oboh, Golf Captain, Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938; Olusegun Alebiosu, Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited presenting the trophy to Emmanuel Ojeabulu, winner of the 61st Lagos Open Golf Championship; Nkoli Moka, Lady Captain, Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938; Akinwumi Akintola, Vice Chairman, Ikoyi Club 1938 and Ibukun Obatoyinbo; Director, Concierge Sports Limited at the prize presentation and awards dinner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship held recently at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Emmanuel Ojeabulu, winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Open Golf Championship has been listed in the WAGR.

 

The premier golf championship which held from 18 – 20th November at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 was keenly contested by over 190 low handicap players from several golf clubs in the country.

 

Benin based Emmanuel Ojeabulu won the 3-day championship.

Playing three-shots off the pace going into the last 18-holes, Ojeabulu played one of the best golf of his life, maintaining steady pars for a closing 74, 3-over the course par to win the World Amateur Golf Ranking recognized event by two shots.

Ojeabulu started his game with an opening 75, a second day score of 78 and a closing 74 to replace Ilorin based Aminu Kadir, the tournament defending champion on the winners list.

Overnight leader, 20-year-old product of David Mark Golf Academy, George Paul who was tipped to win the tournament collapsed under pressure closing with an unimpressive 79 to lose by two-shots.

 

In the third position is Muyideen Olaitan, three-time winner of the coveted FirstBank Lagos Open trophy while Iyare Osaze was further down on the winners chart by one-shot, leaving perennial contender, Olajide Owolabi, who shot tournaments best score of 72 on day two of the competition in the fifth position.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, sponsors of the annual Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has pledged its commitment to the continuous sponsorship of the tournament which is one of the longest running golf tournaments in Nigeria.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 61st edition of the tournament in Lagos on Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan who was represented by Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited Mr. Olusegun Alebiosu said “This year made it 61 years of our undiluted commitment to this cause, and we are absolutely delighted with the amazing support and partnership we have enjoyed from Ikoyi Club 1938 thus contributing to building a legacy not only for golf and golfers, but sports in its entirety.

 

Continue Reading

Trending News