BY ESE DIBEBI
Respected writer-director, Victor ‘Sanchez’ Aghahowa, comedian Tee-A, media entrepreneur Ayeni Adekunle, Screen writer Nkiru Njoku, screen director Emmanuel Uduma, and experienced Film/TV Director, Olufemi Ogunsanwo have joined the list of facilitators for the second edition of Chris Ihidero’s StoryStory Master Class.
With years of experience in creating, writing, directing and producing content for TV and online platforms among them, the moguls have established themselves as authorities in telling compelling stories. Victor Aghahowa has worked as writer/director of M-Net Tinsel as well as being writer/director on recently rested Africa Magic hit TV drama, Hotel Majestic. He was also the brain behind the first web series from Nigeria to run a full season, How She Left My Brother, which gathered widespread acclaim in 2012.
After more than a decade of involvement in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian and broadcast entrepreneur Tee-A has joined the masterclass to share his wealth of knowledge and storytelling tips. Nkiru Njoku on her part is the head writer of Tinsel, the longest-running TV series in Nigeria. She is also the content producer of MTN Project Fame Africa. Joining her on the panel is Expert Director Femi Ogunsanwo, who specializes in Film and TV directing, producing and writing.
Emmanuel Uduma also comes in with more than 50 television, movie and music video production credits under his arm. Completing the lineup is media entrepreneur Ayeni Adekunle, who has over 12 years of experience in media, entertainment and public relations.
Like last year, the 2016 edition will empower a class of thirty-five participants selected via a rigorous selection process. The free three-day workshop holds from the 30th May – 1st June 2016 at the British Council, Ikoyi. Giving an insight into the purpose of the event, Chris Ihidero commented,
“The workshop is aimed at assisting creative practitioners who are already telling stories through their various platforms to be better storytellers and it is also an effort to help young and established writers, producers and directors improve on a skill that is essential in a lot of ways.”
Registration for the 2016 StoryStory Masterclass closes on Friday 20 May 2016.
For more information about StoryStory, click here