Movie director Kunle Afolayan has disclosed his reasons for partnering with Sahara Group on a joint project entitled ‘Grooming Film Entrapreneurs’.
According to Afolayan, his desire to impact the next generation of filmmakers was one of the strong reasons for jumping on the project. “Sahara Group recently pledged to impact the lives of 12million beneficiaries using an extrapreneurship framework which seeks to create a platform that finds, creates and connects young people with business interests in emerging markets through skills training, mentoring and access to a network of committed stakeholders. The Grooming Film Extrapreneurs with Kunle Afolayan is a spin off this framework. Being an expert in the filmmaking industry and my desire to impact the next generation of filmmakers, it was a natural thing to do. I expect to use this platform to pass down necessary values and skills to the next generation of filmmakers”. He said
He continued by saying that “Interestingly, we have had an incredible number of responses. This is indicative of the level of creativity we have in the country and also corroborated the fact that as long as you have the right platforms, anything is possible. In fact, creativity becomes unlimited. This has been proven by the entries and we keep receiving mails from young film makers seeking to know how they can be part of the project. I am so excited to be part of the project”.
“Words can really not convey some of the interpretation of the main reason for the project and this is very good for the industry and the nation. Nigerian youths have risen to the challenge to produce an excellent narrative that celebrates entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Most entries tell stories that I believe will redefine the perception of Nigeria as a country around the globe. With the theme- ‘My Nigeria, My Platform…Nigeria through an entrepreneur’s eyes’, I believe captivating and inspiring truths about Nigeria will be documented for the whole world to know the truth about our resilience, excellence, versatility and creativity. In fact, I can confidently say we should look out for the top 20 entries and the overall winner”.