Facebook, Afrinolly to Train 5,000 Nigerians with the ‘Facebook for Creators’ Programme
Facebook, in partnership with Afrinolly (a creative hub and entertainment app), has announced the start of its new ‘Facebook for Creators’ training programme, which is aimed at equipping thousands of young creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital world.
TRAINING FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS AND JOURNALISM STUDENTS
Facebook and Afrinolly are excited to announce the ‘Facebook for Creators’ training programme in Nigeria. This specially curated programme aims to train… https://t.co/x5waaHV42I
— TV Debonaire (@tvdebonaire) July 9, 2018
Focused on young content creators, the specially curated training is aimed at journalism students and bloggers, artists, photographers, actors, filmmakers, comedians and social media influencers, (with about 3000 creators and 2000 journalism students to be trained) to help them leverage digital tools to increase awareness around their works, engage and grow audiences online, establish their brand and make money while at it.
The training programme also features a special ‘Facebook Journalism Project’ training for journalism students to help them explore how to leverage Facebook products to showcase their works as well as maximize them for content gathering. The ‘Facebook for Creators’ training programme is a day’s event and would be taking place in 5 cities across Nigeria –Lagos, Jos, Kaduna, Abuja, and Kano, for free.
— Culture Custodian (@takingCustody) July 9, 2018
Speaking at the program’s launch, Sherry Dzinoreva, Policy Programs Manager, EMEA at Facebook said:
We know that the future of Africa is young and that the creative community here in Nigeria is amongst the most exciting and very best in the world. Our partnership with Afrinolly and the curation of this bespoke training reinforces our commitment to the continent and Nigeria. Our goal is to continue to support and invest in young and diverse creative talent, and this is just another step.
All these Nigerian artists introducing themselves to get their work out is making me so happy.
They’re all extremely talented. I want every single one to go viral.
— The Melanalien Creator 🖤💚 (@Poetrygrl_) July 9, 2018
With a booming media and creative entrepreneur industry in Nigeria, this initiative would be of huge value to content creators as they get a product that is targeted at helping them expand and create awareness for their brands. This is not only a good for the Nigerian creative industry but also for the tech ecosystem as well.
“We are very excited at the opportunity Facebook is providing media and creative entrepreneurs in Nigeria to increase both engagement and monetization. We are happy that Facebook is partnering with a multimedia content creation hub, like Afrinolly Creative Hub for this initiative,” said Chike Maduegbuna, CEO, Afrinolly.
To apply for the training, interested participants can click here to get started.
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