Nigerian filmmaker and entrepreneur Chris Ihidero is said to train 35 Nigerians in story telling from October 27 to 29, 2015 in Lagos.
According to NET, the project tagged ‘Chris Ihidero’s Story Story’, is being organized in partnership with the British Council, as part of what Ihidero calls ‘an effort to help young and established writers, producers and directors improve on a skill that’s essential in a lot of ways.
Ihidero said: “the workshop will empower a class of thirty-five (35) participants, following a rigorous selection process. Our idea is to prepare participants for opportunities that extend their enhanced skills by servicing the industry with better storytelling. This is not a screenwriting workshop or script clinic, but a capacity development workshop for practicing creative professionals to improve on structural storytelling.”
About Chris Ihidero, NET states:
“Ihidero studied Literature-in-English up to masters level, was a university lecturer for years, and has been training in the United Kingdom. In 2013, he wrote and directed a short film on Rape ‘Big Daddy’.
He has over 100 episodes of TV drama, including the classic Fuji House of Commotion and has only recently completed work on MTV Shuga as Producer.
He has also been a newspaper columnist for 10 years, writing for The Guardian, NET and TNS.”
The workshop is said to be facilitated by faculty members, including advertising whizkid Steve Babaeko, acclaimed TV writer/director Victor ‘Sanchez’ Aghahowa, seasoned director Tope Oshin, journalist and culture advocate Jahman Anikulapo, writer Toni Kan and others to be announced.