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Google and C.I.I.F.A. Launch Second Engage Nigeria Cohort for Creative Opportunities

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Google and the Creative Industries Initiative for Africa (C.I.I.F.A.) have launched the second cohort of the Engage Nigeria programme. 

This transformative initiative aims to equip 8,000 youth with essential skills in various creative disciplines, building on the success of its inaugural cohort that trained over 2,200 participants.

Comprehensive Training and Mentorship

The Engage Nigeria programme offers comprehensive training in music business and production, event planning and management, cinematography and videography, animation, graphic design, and content creation. 

This holistic approach ensures that participants are well-prepared to navigate and thrive in the competitive creative industry. 

Google and C.I.I.F.A. Launch Second Engage Nigeria Cohort for Creative Opportunities

The programme also includes mentorship from seasoned professionals and networking opportunities with industry leaders, enhancing the learning experience and career prospects of the participants.

Expanding Reach and New Partnerships

This second cohort will benefit 6,000 creatives from across Nigeria, with a notable expansion in the partnership with the GOYF Community Digitech Hub. 

This collaboration brings the Engage Nigeria programme to the vibrant Eti-Osa 02 community in Lagos, further extending its reach and impact.

Honourable Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Eti-Osa Constituency 02, expressed his delight in collaborating with C.I.I.F.A. to bring the programme to his constituency. 

He emphasized that this partnership will unlock opportunities for the youth and provide them with critical skills essential for excelling in the creative industry.

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Empowering the Next Generation of Creative Professionals

Godwin Tom, Founder of C.I.I.F.A., stated that their mission is to empower the next generation of creative professionals in Africa. 

The partnership with GOYF Community Digitech Hub allows them to reach more young talents in Eti-Osa 02, providing them with the tools and knowledge to succeed in the creative economy. 

C.I.I.F.A. is grateful for the support from Google.org in making this possible Olumide Falegan, Manager of EMEA Music & Culture at Google SSA, highlighted the significant potential he sees in Nigeria’s youth. 

He emphasized that digital technologies are not just tools, but catalysts for endless possibilities, allowing young talents to emerge as key contributors to the digital economy.

Applications for the second Google C.I.I.F.A. Engage Nigeria creative cohort are now open. For more information and to apply, please visit https://ciif.africa/engageng or contact engageng@ciif.africa on 08172560000

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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