Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki, and other veteran Nollywood stars like Charles Awurun, Charles Inojie, Dauda Kinsley and Ayo Emmanuel have served as resource persons who trained young talents on how to use films to shun vices and promote nation building.
This was at the just concluded Youth Educational Film Festival (YEFF) organized by Abuja Film Village (AFV) in collaboration with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), and a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), I am the Future of Nigerian Youth Initiative (IFON).
According to Toyin Abraham of Abuja Business, the invited veteran actors held master class and shared experiences with the participants who were drawn across both tertiary and secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Speaking during the event, the President of AGN, Emeka Rollas, expressed that what prompted the festival was to provide a platform for youngsters to showcase their talents and foster creativity among them.
“We observed that since the inception of Nollywood, there was no specialized films to promote nation building from school level in our country,” Rollas said.
He continued, “Therefore it becomes imperative to embark on the educational content and promote learning outside the traditional classroom settings and address important educational themes, social issues, vices and current events.
Managing Director AFV, Dr Francisca Ibezim, said the festival was part of flagship events conceived by the management of AFV to drive its film through educational companies.
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