Nigerian actress Mercy Aigbe is launching a film school in a bid to inspire and help youth who want to be actors. Nigeria is considered the largest movie industry in Africa and the second largest in the world. According to Fortune.com, in 2015 it was revealed that Nollywood had made $3 billion.
In a statement posted on her social media, Mercy said this initiative is to give back to society and inspire young people in pursuing an acting career. The MAG SCHOOL OF DRAMA offers a 4-month training in acting, scriptwriting, movie making, stage management to mention a few.
Mercy said she feels delighted to be an inspiration to young people who want to venture into the world of make-believe.
“This project means a lot to me, I have received a lot of requests especially from my fans about creating a platform to tutor aspiring actors and I am glad we have finally kicked off. Students will be under the tutelage of well-rounded and experienced instructors who will help them build a solid foundation and develop skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive field,” Mercy said.
The registration closes on the 20 July and the classes will commence on 29 July, 2016.