35 Nigerians selected for Chris Ihidero’s ‘Story Story’ Masterclass

35 Nigerians have made the final list of selected participants for the inaugural edition of Chris Ihidero’s ‘Story Story’ Masterclass after a four week screening period.

The completely free three-day workshop, which kicks off on October 27, 2015, is in partnership with The British Council, True Nollywood Stories and X3M Ideas.

In a statement, Founder and Lead Facilitator, Chris Ihidero said:

“We always knew that there was a need for capacity building in storytelling but it was nonetheless intriguing to see that the workshop was three times oversubscribed. I think we are on to something here and it will be a real pleasure to engage these participants over the course of the next three days”.

‘Story Story’ Masterclass has been described by pundits as another intervention project, capable of bridging the skills gap in an industry that could potentially be a driver for the Nigerian economy.

Nigeria’s creative industry is worth an estimated 5 trillion, but peopled by thousands of enthusiasts and practitioners with limited access to training and skills development.

The selected participants are drawn from varied industries, including photography, filmmaking, public relations, media, writing, poetry, blogging, and marketing.

It’s the first time the workshop is happening here, but there are plans, according to Ihidero, a widely acknowledged writer, filmmaker and trainer, to take it round the country following demands.

Chris Ihidero’s ‘Story Story’ Masterclass will also feature a faculty of creative professionals who will be narrating realities in storytelling. Established and respected in the industry, these experts include producer and director, Tope Oshin; publisher, journalist and PR Expert, Ayeni Adekunle Samuel.

Others are award-winning writer, journalist and PR Consultant, Toni Kan; advertising guru, Steve Babaeko; culture journalist, Jahman Anikulapo; writer and TV producer, Nkiru Njoku and producer, Emmanuel Uduma.

Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 Wins Multiple Awards At AMAA 2015

Actor and director Kunle Afolayan’s movie October 1 has clinched a hat-trick of awards at the 11th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) at Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

October 1 clinched 3 awards:
  • Best costume design
  • Best Nigerian film
  • Best actor in a leading role: Sadiq Daba

It will be recalled the same October 1 dominated the 2015 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, which held in Lagos earlier in the year.

October 1 clinched the following awards:

  • Best Actress in a Drama: Kehinde Bankole
  • Best Art Director (Movie/ TV): Pat Nebo
  • Best Costume Designer (Movie/ TV): Deola Sagoe & Obijie Oru
  • Best Drama Writer (Movie/ TV): Tunde Babalola
  • Best Lighting Designer: Lanre Omofaiye
  • Best Make Up Artist: Sacred Lola Maja
  • Best Movie Director: Kunle Afolayan
  • Best Movie of 2014: Kunle Afolayan
  • Best Sound Editing: Kulanen Ikyo