Accelerate set to support Nigeria’s creative industry with The Phoenix Project
According to a report by Jobberman, the Nigerian creative industry is positioned as the second largest employer in the country and has the potential to create 2.7 million jobs by 2025. Additionally, it is expected to contribute five trillion naira to the country’s GDP.
“Our company is filled with a large number of resourceful, creative and energetic young people seeking opportunities to advance and build rewarding careers born of passion. Through Project Phoenix, we are committed to empowering the next generation of creatives. by offering them unique opportunities to realize their creative potential”, mentioned Colette OtushesoCEO of Accelerate.
Project Manager, The Phoenix Project, Biodun Laarodeclared, “The Phoenix Project is the first of its kind in Nigeria. We are excited about the unique possibilities and opportunities that the Project and by extension the Phoenix Den will provide to millions of Nigerians.”
The Phoenix Project covers 12 knowledge areas such as Social Media for Business, Entertainment Law, Advertising Your Brand, Graphic Design, Becoming an Influencer, Intro to Film, Screenwriting, Vlogging , introduction to songwriting, introduction to film production, entertainment business. and fashion business.
The knowledge areas are grouped into three sets, namely; Film and Production, Business of Entertainment, and Social Media for Business, and they are built through the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of the project.
A seamless learning platform has been integrated into the Phoenix Project website to provide participants with a unified learning experience. Accordingly, participants at the beginner level of the courses will receive online instruction, while the intermediate and advanced levels are for learners only and will be taught in person, in collaboration with the School of Media and Communication at Panatlantic University. . , School of Media and Communication, Lagos.
Participants who complete the advanced level of the program will find Project Phoenix even more interesting. At the advanced level, top performers will have access to the Phoenix Den, a seed fund designed to help participants thrive and expand their creative endeavors.
Over the years, Accelerate has supported the creative industry through similar platforms such as the Accelerate Filmmakers project, which has spawned success stories such as Michael ‘Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde whose short film Penance won the 2018 AMVCA for Best Short Film and Bola “Enigma” Akanbi winning the 2020 AMVCA for his short film “Thorn”.
The Phoenix Project aims to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to tackle youth unemployment in Nigeria over the next five years by leveraging the abundance of creative resources available to empower young people in the creative industry.
The first of its kind in Nigeria, The Phoenix Project has taken a deliberate approach to bring together an impactful range of creative industry facilitators to ensure a comprehensive learning experience for program participants. They include Kemi Lala Akindoju, Amaka Agbakobaand Uche Ugo. Others include, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, Dapo Osaji, Adetoke Oluwo, Paul Okeugoand Umeeta Rabiu.
Everyone is welcome to be part of the Phoenix Project, regardless of their academic background. To apply, please visit https://phoenixprojectng.com/