Edmund Asamoah, a pioneer student of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Class of 2019 is off to India for an internship program in Bollywood.
Asamoah, who won an internship program in Bollywood at the inaugural MTF graduation is off to a 2-week all-expense-paid trip to India this November 2019.
The internship which was made possible by MTF’s partnership with global consulting and solutions integration company – Nihilent Limited, will give the 27-year-old Asamoah an insight into Bollywood production and movie production in general.
Speaking about the internship program, MTF Director, West Africa, Femi Odugbemi explained that the internship program will broaden the film production skills of these young talents. “MultiChoice Talent Factory is about giving upcoming talent the chance to hone their abilities thereby increasing the pool of available talent and world-class professionals in the industry,” he remarked.
Besides Asamoah, 26-year-old Nigerian – Gilbert Bassey, who emerged Best overall student in the class due to the display of his multidisciplinary abilities during the program also won a prize to visit the New York Film Academy College of Visual and Performing Arts (NYFA) in the United States of America.
Other MTF pioneer students who won prizes at the graduation are: Moses Akerele, who won a 1-month internship at Mnet studios in South Africa, Kemi Adeyemi and Salma Saliu who won $2000 seed capital in the CEO Award for Entrepreneurship, Joseph Adeniyi who won a lifetime AVID Media Composer Licence as the most promising film video editor, while Metong Minwon who emerged the most promising sound engineer also won a lifetime AVID Pro Tools Licence.
It would be recalled that in October, a new set of 20 students started the 2019/20 academic year with an orientation program in partnership with Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.
MTF has over the past 12 months, partnered with government, local and international film industry associations and partners to hone and sharpen the skills of emerging filmmakers and industry professionals.