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Future film, TV creatives emerge from Talent Factory

They graduated after a 12-month fully funded training programme

In Summary

• MTF Academy upskills the next generation of creatives in the industry

Pioneer class of 2018 pose for a photo with their certificates.
Pioneer class of 2018 pose for a photo with their certificates.
Image: Moses Mwangi

Twenty film and television students recently graduated as the class of 2018 at the Nairobi Film Centre.

The students from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania made up the inaugural class of the MultiChoice Talent Factory. ICT CS Joe Mucheru presided over the ceremony.

The training, offered by MultiChoice Kenya, is a Kenyatta University accredited programme. The academy, launched in May 2018, is a 12-month fully funded training programme.

The curriculum is executed under the guidance of regional academy directors Njoki Muhoho (East Africa hub), Berry Lwando (Southern Africa hub) and Femi Odugbemi (West Africa hub).

ICT CS Joe Mucheru
ICT CS Joe Mucheru
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Ugandan traditional dancers
Ugandan traditional dancers
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MultiChoice GM Kenya Simon Kariithi
MultiChoice GM Kenya Simon Kariithi
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MultiChoice Talent Factory graduands Fisehatsion Nibret from Ethiopia, Millan Lwanga and Karanja Ng’endo from Kenya
MultiChoice Talent Factory graduands Fisehatsion Nibret from Ethiopia, Millan Lwanga and Karanja Ng’endo from Kenya
Image: Moses Mwangi