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Mswitch Sets to Upskill 5,000 Young Creatives at its Demo Day and Graduation Ceremony

Mswitch Creative Media Hub

Mswitch Creative Media Hub is proud to announce the launch of an ambitious talent development initiative to position 5,000 young Nigerians for global post-production roles over the next half-decade.

Since its inception in February 2024, the program has already equipped twenty emerging talents with robust sound design skills through a combination of immersive classroom sessions and hands-on projects.

These budding creatives have honed their abilities and are primed to unveil their innovative projects at the upcoming Demo Day, slated for April 16th and 17th, 2024, to be held at Mswitch Media Office and Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja respectively.

Themed “Positioning Nigerian Creatives for Global Post Production Demand,” the Demo Day marks the pinnacle of the inaugural cohort’s journey through the Academy’s comprehensive capacity development program. The two-day event will include a stakeholder workshop and a Graduation Ceremony.

The workshop will feature distinguished speakers from both local and international spheres, including Hollywood luminary Gabe Converse, Mr Kadir Salami, Co-Founder of Mswitch, SA to the President on Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Mr Ayo Adeagbo and Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi, National Coordinator of the National Talent Export Program, among others. Discussion topics will revolve around leveraging Nigeria’s burgeoning youth population to cultivate creative talents primed for global export.

The Graduation Ceremony promises to offer attendees an immersive glimpse into the program’s transformative impact. Graduates will showcase their projects, providing tangible evidence of their newly acquired skills. Industry stakeholders will have the opportunity to engage with the graduates, potentially offering avenues for future collaboration and employment.

The Demo Day agenda boasts a rich lineup, including a Keynote Address, Panel Sessions, Experience Tours, Workshops, and a call for applications for subsequent cohorts. Notable figures from the government, the private sector, academia, the diplomatic corps, and development partners are expected to participate.

According to Mr. Kadir Salami, Co-Founder of Mswitch Media, content creation and technology are two pivotal avenues through which young people can achieve financial independence. The Academy aims to harness these opportunities to foster job creation and contribute to the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as Zero Hunger, Quality Education, and Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Supported by the Office of the Special Assistant to the President on Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, this program marks the first of many initiatives to foster creativity and innovation within Nigeria’s youth populace.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit: https://bit.ly/Mswitch-register

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