Eight Nigerian filmmakers have been selected to represent the country as finalists for the U.S Embassy and Catalyst Story Institute filmmaking project.
The list of finalists, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe, Ema Edosio, Nadine Ibrahim, Bolanle Edwards, Tolu Awobiyi, Saninye Alasia, Todimu Adegoke, and Joshua Alabi will join finalists from nine other countries – Algeria, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, New Zealand and Switzerland.
First Announced in April 2021, the project is in partnership with “The Innovation Station” at the U.S. State Department as well as Careers in Entertainment founded by the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. Now It was set up to discover content creators to produce world-class films.
Confirming his selection, One of the finalist, Adejuyigbe wrote on Instagram: “My selected project is one of the tv series I have been working on for over 2 years; and while it’s still a looonnggg way from production, it’s interesting to see that I am not the only one who sees how powerful THE NATIVE FORCE is going to be.”