Multichoice Talent Factory alumni, Abisola Aboaba, begins New York Film Academy internship

MultiChoice Talent Factory alumni, Abisola Oladimeji Aboaba, has been granted admission to the prestigious New York Film Academy’s 4-week filmmaking programme. Aboaba will join other talent across the globe for the filmmaking programme slated for the city of Florence, in Italy.

As contained in the admission letter signed by the academy President, Michael Young, Aboaba will take on projects and receive hands-on training in filmmaking from experts in the highly creative enthronement for four weeks.

“I am delighted to inform you that you have completed all requirements and have been granted admission to the New York Film Academy’s 4-week Filmmaking program in Florence, Italy.

“During the past 25 years, New York Film Academy (NYFA) has worked with thousands of aspiring artists to help them realize their goals. While at NYFA, you will be immersed in a highly creative environment where you will begin working on your first projects on day one of the program. We look forward to watching you develop, contribute, and grow as an artist and individual,” it said.

Commenting on the admission, MultiChoice West Africa Academy Director, Atinuke Babatunde said “We are delighted that another MTF graduate will be having this career boosting experience at a renowned institution such as the New York Film Academy. NYFA provides African creatives a global platform for skills sharing and exposure to best practices. We hope that he will maximize this unique opportunity to further hone his skills to tell more authentic African stories.”

Since its inception in 2018, MultiChoice Talent Factory has produced more than 300 alumni through its academies in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. The programme is revolutionizing storytelling in Africa by training young filmmakers, creating paths to professional careers in the film and TV sector and empowering African professionals to create relevant content for African audiences.

The best-performing student of each set received eight-week scholarships to the NYFA, while the second and third-best students bagged sponsored internships at a local film and TV production company in South Africa and at Bollywood with Zee World.

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