SRTV production is set to organize a talent expo and an international networking event designed to scout and empower new creative talents in Nigeria.
According to a press statement issued by Christian Ashaiku, Creative Director of the organisation, the show will harness talents in Nigeria, whilst rewarding, celebrating, and honouring those who have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian creative industry.
It will take place from the 4th to the 6th of December 2020 at HONEYLAND RESORT, Lekki, Lagos State.
“This show is aimed to move Talent discovery in Nigeria out of the polite
drawing rooms into the clamour of the streets. Nigerians of all ages will be
provided with the right tools to showcase their talent. Our goal is to bring Nollywood Talents (Home and Away) together to share knowledge, skills, experiences, and contacts. Our programme demonstrates the things we all can do, to positively contribute
to our viable creative industry. SRTV Talent EXPO” is a global brand created to operate in Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the world,” said the Creative Director.
Christian Ashaiku also noted that the show will feature SRTV Moonlight Film Festival, SRTV Talent Hunts and SRTV Talent Awards.
On the film festival, the creative director said that the Nigerian film industry has played a dominant role in projecting the country in a positive light to the rest of the world and a major contributor to the economy and employment creation.
“It can be said that one of the remarkable successes of Nigeria in her 60 years
of existence is Nollywood, as it is not only contributing to the GDP of Nigeria
but has helped to project Nigeria’s image positively, and more so, have put
Nigeria on various map among committees of nations. This was made
possible by the innovations and creativity of individuals we call filmmakers.
This is currently not happening in Nigeria alone but around the world.
Nigerians in the UK, USA, and in other parts of the world are now making
films, which relate to their experiences and their homeland
With that in mind, SRTV has designed these inclusive events, putting together
selected Nollywood filmmakers (home and away) to come together; celebrate,
network, and do business. 2020 edition will screen films from selected Nollywood filmmakers from the United States, United Kingdom, and Nigeria at the beautiful.”
The talent hunt part of the show which targets the discovery of new talent that will be the future of the industry will see the winner go home with N500, 000 according to the organisers.
On the long term goal of the organisation and impact it hopes to create within the growing creative economy of Nigeria, Christian Ashaiku said his organisation will play a long game to build a brand that will attract the respect and admiration of industry stakeholders and the general public.
“Our long-term goal is to build a reputable brand known for empowering talents
and exploring their crucial roles in national development.”