11th February, 2024
Filmmaker and co-founder of Fenmore Studious, Allen Agozie, has urged teeming unemployed youths to embrace opportunities abound in the Nigerian film industry to become self-employed.
Agozie made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the maiden edition of the Fenmore Film Festival on Saturday in Abuja.
The one-day film fiesta, organised by Fenmore Studious in collaboration with the French Institute, had in attendance industry stakeholders, young filmmakers and film enthusiasts drawn from different parts of the country.
He said that as Nigerian youths grappled with unemployment, the film industry was a viable option that could create jobs and make people self-employed if only the youths could tap into it.
Agozie said that a lot of opportunities were available both before and behind the camera for creative and talented young Nigerians who may want to venture into the motion picture industry.
“There are opportunities for every passionate and talented youth out there in the industry; from acting to cinematography, script writing, costume design and many more.
“A lot of Hollywood films are being made with millions and millions of dollars and that is because they think it is an industry worth investing in, and Nollywood has the potential.
“So, what we really need to do is to start telling our own stories very well, genuine stories that a lot of people will be interested to take and make bigger on a larger scale.
“That is when the money and employment will come; and the industry is definitely worth investing your time, talent and money,” Agozie maintained.