Nollywood star actress ‘Genevieve Nnaji’ will be hosting 11 outstanding Theater Arts students from various top Nigerian universities at an exclusive pre-AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards) ‘mentorship’ event this weekend, courtesy of Amstel Malta.
According to Amstel Malta’s Brand manager, Hannatu Ageni Yusuf, the initiative was created to provide these outstanding students an opportunity to get a glimpse of what their future career paths hold for them:
“The initiative came to life because the brand which has been the official sponsor of the AMVCA since its inception in 2013, felt a need to encourage these Theatre Arts students who have done well in their academics and give them a tip of what to expect in their career paths”.
The 11 students that have been selected to attend the AMVCA date with Genevieve, who is also Amstel Malta’s brand ambassador are: Bare Mitchel Uzuajeme, Jesse Bankole .O, Aribisala Ayobami, Kalu Nnamdi, Korie Priscaline, Ode Isaiah, Uniloh Fidelia, Isong Mfoniso Effiong, Okiriguo Princewill Ehis, Mark Jonathan Tukura and Okuku Precious. These outstanding students were selected from five prestigious academic institutions in Nigerian including: University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Port Harcourt, University of Benin and University of Abuja.
To support the fast growing Nollywood industry, Amstel Malta will also be rewarding 4 award winners at the AMVCA with one million naira cash prize each in each of the following categories: Best Male in a Drama, Best Female in a Drama, Best Movie-Drama and Overall Best Movie (Movie of the Year).
“This is one of the many ways the brand hopes to support the industry and encourage people to be the best they can be in their fields. First of, we decided to award winners of four AMVCA categories with a million naira cash prize each but then we thought it important to encourage those who aspire to make such feats in the future. The selection was strictly based on their academic performances, which we think deserve some form of commendation and reward’’, Hannatu continues.