CELEBRITY GIST: Nollywood Star Mercy Johnson Okojie who is also the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Kogi state Governor on Entertainment, Arts and Culture is organising a GYB Talent Hunt for Youths in Kogi state.
The Talent Hunt which is aimed at discovering talented actors and actresses across the state will help them launch their careers in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
Mercy Johnson Okojie GYB Talent Hunt
The mother of 3 had this to say on why she embarked on the Hunt via her Instagram page:
“This is my way of giving back to the state that made me who i am. I have been incredibly blessed to have placed my little part in the revolution that is Nollywood. It is now time that my brothers and sisters in Kogi state get same opportunity.
The winners get to act alongside me and other actors in the industry. I look to see you all at the different venues and wish all participants the best.
Are you 18 or older with an interest/passion for acting, visit www.realmjotv.com to register.
#GYB #GivingBack #TalentHunt” – @mercyjohnsokojie
The search for Kogi state future Nollywood stars will commence on 17th August, at the Civil Center in Okehi and continue on 18th August at Idah Local Government hall. The team will be at the Theatre Arts hall Kogi state University on 19th August. And it will end in Lokoja on August 21st, at Riverson Hotel.
The first prize winner goes home with 250,000k and a lead role in the upcoming movie INIKPI. The second prize winner goes home with 150,000k and a key feature in INIKPI while the third winner goes away with 100,000k and a feature in INIKPI.
The upcoming movie INIKPI is a Kogi folklove that tells the story of an Igala princess INIKPI, who out of love for her father and people gave her life to save the Igala land from total annihilation, in the hands of their enemy from Bini Kingdom.
The Panel of Judges are her colleagues Bimbo Akintola, Francis Duru and Movie Director Francis Raja.
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