By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja
Enemona Josh Humanitarian Foundation has concluded arrangements to collaborate with Nollywood actor, Ken Erics and his registered company to explore and harness the potentials of Kogi Youths in the entertainment sector.
Amb. Gabriel Onoja, President and Founder of the Foundation who disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday shortly after a meeting with the actor said the talent hunt was part of his efforts to take youths out of crime and engage them positively.
Onoja said the collaboration would culminate in signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ken Erics and his registered company to harness talents in the youth’s package and make them commercially viable locally and internationally.
The collaboration, according to Amb Gabriel Onoja, will also take the youths away from crime, develop their talents and give them international exposure.
The Foundation President said he had an enterprising discussion with the Nollywood actor to actualise his desire to explore the potentials of Kogi Youths in the entertainment sector.
Onoja hinted that the formal MOU with the prolific screen “god” would afford him the opportunity to interact with youths from across the three Senatorial Districts of the state to see how they could be assisted.
He said that in the visit of the actor to Kogi State, special business sessions would hold for Kogi entertainers where idea sharing would also hold to open windows of business opportunities for them.
He said that after the endorsement deal which would be perfected in a few days, a talent hunt would be engaged to harness youths’ talents in acting, costume making, music and other relevant areas related to the movie industry.
The collaboration, according to Amb Gabriel Onoja, is to take the youths away from crime, develop their talents and give them international exposure.
Onoja noted that Erics would, during the visit to Kogi, also visit departments of Theater Arts, Prince Abubbakar Audu University Anyigba (PAAU) and the state College of Education, Ankpa to enable the actor share experiences with students.
Erics, also speaking, described Onoja as an industrious and useful youth and challenged other influential Kogites to use their influence positively to the advantage of Nigerian youths.