Former NBC DG, Emeka Mba, donates books to MultiChoice Talent Factory

Emeka Mba donates books to MultiChoice Talent Factory

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced receipt of hundreds of books donated to the library of its newly launched MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy project.

The most recent donation of 300 books came from former director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba.

Explaining why he made the donation, Mr. Mba said MultiChoice, through the MTF project, has re-written the narrative of the creative industry by investing in the students of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy. He advised students of the academy on the importance of sharing knowledge.

“Sharing ideas and knowledge is key and knowledge is the only thing that you share, and it grows. You cannot be a good lawyer if you don’t read cases. So, if you want to be a good filmmaker with impactful stories to tell, you have to read” he said.

Receiving the books on behalf of MTF from Mba, MultiChoice Nigeria CEO, John Ugbe, commended the former NBC DG for the kind gesture. He appealed to the MTF students to make good use of the opportunity presented by the books on a variety of subjects, to distil ideas from.

According to the CEO, the ideas the students gain by cultivating good reading habits will enrich their repertoire of knowledge not just with the creative industry but beyond.

Prior to Mba’s donation, many well-meaning individuals and industry bodies such as Committee for the Relevant Arts (CORA) donated 100 books, Lilian Amah, a movie producer and author, recently donated 10 copies of her newly published book and Professor Abraham Linus, a former Dean of Ghana’s National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), also donated two copies of his book on visual literacy.

Commending the donors for their contributions, MTF academy director, Femi Odugbemi, urged the students to use their leisure time to gain knowledge, as this would add to their “ideas farm”.