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LAFAAAC, Wazobia Launch Training Programme For Nollywood Screenwriters

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L’Académie Franco-Anglophone des Arts Audiovisuels et du Cinéma (LAFAAAC), a French cinema academy, in partnership with Wazobia FM/TV, has announced plans to launch a training programme for screenwriters in Nollywood.

The programme, which commences in the spring of 2021 and is supported by the French Embassy in Nigeria, offers innovative training courses combining online and classroom trainings, enhanced by partnerships in France and Africa for a comprehensive offer adapted to local needs.

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The training programme is a component of the Solidarity Fund of innovative projects by the French Embassy called “Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI), which aims to promote French training contents adapted to the needs of Nigerian audiovisual professionals and preserve and enhance the cultural heritage.

As part of efforts to further enhance the skills of Nigerian storytellers, LAFAAAC will make available a complete training course on the fundamentals of television screenwriting. The training will combine different complementary educational methods: mobile learning, masterclass, animated tutorials, virtual classes and workshops, all developed with well-known experts to develop the best of each tool.

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The academy is partnering with La Fémis, the French cinema school, through its “TV Series” department, is, to contribute to its overall educational engineering.

LAFAAAC is also partnering with Wazobia, a leader in radio and television, which will help adapt the offer to the specific needs of Nigeria through its recent initiative Filmlab Nigeria.

Speaking on the development, Olivier PASCAL, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LAFAAAC, said: “The strength of our project is to combine the best of French educational training and the practices of Nigerian professionals, all accelerated by the power of digital. LAFAAAC is proud to strengthen its partnership with Wazobia through this initiative of the French Embassy, for the benefit of young Nigerian creatives.”

Also speaking, Rafaël Pont, Advisor for Cooperation and Cultural Action at the French Embassy at Nigeria, said: “Our support for LAFAAAC is part of the implementation of the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects dedicated to the development of Cultural and Creative Industries in Nigeria. It has been entrusted to us for a period of two years (2020-21) and responds to a priority of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Its objective is to stimulate cultural entrepreneurship in Nigeria, capacity building and governance policies in the audiovisual, interactive media and cultural heritage sectors.”

Tatiana Moussalli Nouri, Co-Founder and CEO of Wazobia, also said: “Nigeria is loaded with fantastic talents and this collaboration will contribute further in the capacity building and continuous learning that Wazobia has been championing through our knowhow and pioneer position in the industry. We are confident that our collaboration with LAFAAAC, a successful startup, and the French Embassy in Nigeria, we will successfully deliver value to the creative industry in Nigeria.”

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Contact LAFAAAC : François Catala /f.catala@lafaaac.com / +33 6 64 41 78 31
www.lafaaac.com / Facebook: @LAFAAAC / Twitter: @LAFAAAC / LinkedIn: @LAFAAAC

Contact French Embassy in Nigeria : Yoann Talhouarne / yoann.talhouarne@diplomatie.gouv.fr/ +234 817 97 65 008

Contact Wazobia: +234 909 000 0235 / info@wazobia.media
www.wazobia.media www.filmlab.ng / Facebook: @wazobiamax @wazobiatvng @wazobiaradio / Instagram: @wazobiamaxtv @wazobiatvng @wazobiafmlagos

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New Generation Actors Have Money, Older Ones Know The Craft – Nobert Young

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Nobert Young, is very clear about the divide in Nollywood — old Nollywood and the new Nollywood.

Explaining what it is and what it portends, Young opened up about the differences he saw between the older generation of actors, and the newer generation of actors.

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“The pioneers of any industry go through a lot. It’s like they’re discovering the wheel so to speak. You’re charting a path that you know very little about and you’re searching.

“So you go through a lot, but you learn in the process and that is what you pass on to your younger ones. Nollywood started by somebody who just took a risk to put what we know as television play, television drama into VHS tape and sell to the public.

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“And that’s how it started. And Nigerians basically embraced it, and gave it life really and a lot more people came into it. Some of us gave advice that was not taken, some of us gave advice that was taken, and we grew. The pay was very negligent then. We couldn’t survive on it alone as compared to today when actors are comfortable. Their throats are very wide now.

“What I would dare not ask for is what these children are asking for. Even till now, they’re very bold. And you see a lot of them did what we didn’t do. In our time we were not taught the management part of this business, but that’s where the money is.

“The management part, the administrative part of this business. That’s where the money is, we were not taught that. But these ones came with their face turned to the back. They’re looking at the money first before the arts. And then they make all the money, they have good packaging.

“We don’t have good packaging. For us, it was just the show, for them it’s the show business. I think that’s the basic difference. But I challenge them, they are not better than us, the old generation, in terms of the art. They’re not better. They have the money, but we have the art.”

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Mosun Filani blows hot, says she’s about to lose it

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Nollywood actress Mosun Filani Oduoye has hinted at causing havoc on social media.

The Yoruba actress, who always stays out of controversy, took to her Instagram page to vent out.

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Mosun Filani noted how she doesn’t look for trouble and is a peaceful person.

She added that she was about to loose her peace if the issue wasn’t addressed.

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“Everyone knows am a peaceful person and I don’t go looking for trouble…. But pls can English tell us why there is letter D in Fridge and there is no letter D in refrigerator….. bcos am about to loose my peace.

Our English Teachers/Lecturers come and defend ur career o…cos am about to cause trouble”.

Recall that Mosun Filani slammed those who didn’t support her when she was getting bodyshammed for being fat.

The actress who now claimed to be slim took to social media with claims that people were saying that they preferred her chubby look than her slimness now.

Mosun Filani wrote:

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“Flash back to this look. You all got used to my fat/chubby looks. Give it time, u will also get used to my trimmed looks again. You all didn’t use this same energy to always come to my defense “all those times I was being called fat and shapeless….. Now that I shocked u with my slim looks. Now you are quick to say we prefer ur chubby looks.
Chubby looks koor…. Orobo looks nii.
Awon alabosiaun gbogbo. You all are not ready walahi
If I hear pim…. Ijoba blocking”.

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Rita Dominic allegedly debunks reports she gave birth to twins

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has debunked reports that she welcomed a set of twins with her husband.

Reports made the rounds on Wednesday that the Nollywood star who tied the knot with her husband, Fidelis Anosike, a few months ago, welcomed a set of twins.

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Reacting to the report, many social media users trooped to the actress’ social media pages to express their immense joy and congratulate the couple.

However, in an apparent reaction, Rita Dominic took to her official Twitter handle to affirm that the claim was false.

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Taking to her Twitter handle on Wednesday night, she shared a GIF displaying a surprised look while reading through a publication with the headline, “FAKE NEWS.”

See her post below,

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