Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi (F.A.R) has been in the movie industry for 20 years and she thinks it’s time to give back to the industry. She is on a mission to bring up new talents into the Nollywood industry and sponsor them on a 3 month acting course at the Royal Art Academy. See the photo below for information on how to participate. Good Luck.
Hi All, guess I have teased and tormented you all enough about going FAR with your talent. ??Ever since those red, black and white images went public, I have been bombarded with mails and messages to my box, phone and via social media from people wondering what it’s all about. ❓❓❓ Reality show? Talent hunt? Casting for a movie?? ??Wow!! I give you guys A for A-fort!! (Effort). Anyways, NO, it’s none of the afore mentioned, it’s actually something simple, positive and potentially awesome for anyone who desires to work in and truly cares for the Nigerian TV and Film Industry.????? Come 24th of November 2015, I will be celebrating the beginning of another year of life in this amazing world. (Yes that’s my birthday) This birthday also marks the 20th year since the release of the very first movie I featured in – VIOLATED which was written and directed by the amazing Amaka Igwe(RIP).?Since Violated, there’s been Palace, Solitaire, Keeping Faith, Wetin Dey, Figurine and many more.
Instead of throwing a lavish party for colleagues who already enjoy certain industry perks, I choose to celebrate by kick starting a give-back initiative for the love of my industry – the same industry that has groomed and produced ME.?? ‘Go FAR with Talent’ is a competition that will source participation from prospective ‘industry newbies’ and through a selection process, end with 2(two) individuals as winners of a scholarship. ??This edition focuses on actors for obvious reasons but with time, I will have something for writers and other departments under production. ??On my birthday (24th November) and as I begin the next phase of my career, I will announce names of 2 individuals who have shown keen interest and potential in acting. ?? Winners will be sponsored by me(Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi) on a 3 month acting course at The Royal Arts Academy under the supervision of ace Filmmaker – Emem Isong. The course begins in January 2016. I say best wishes to my future fellow thespians as I look forward to receiving your entries…………….Be Inspired!!!!??????
Below is a photo of the sponsor: