Kisima Film and Music Awards 2020 Edition has received Sh5 million support from the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to nurture talents among youth with passion in film and music.
Addressing the media in Nairobi over the weekend, KFCB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua said his organization is partnering with the Awards body to identify and nurture talents among the youth in a bid to empower them to be job creators.
“Through this initiative, KFCB seeks to identify and nurture talents at the grassroots for job creation in line with the President’s Big Four Agenda under the manufacturing component,” he said.
“In this regard I am glad to announce that KFCB will partner with this year’s Kisima Music and Film Awards 2020 Edition scheduled to take place on 13th of December 2020, through our support in cash and kind to the tune of Sh5 million,” stated Dr. Mutua.
He said the partnership aims to create an environment where young artistes can be supported to nurture and showcase their talents in film and music for job opportunities as well as empowerment in line with the President’s Big Four Agenda.
At the same time, KFCB has also availed the Nairobi Film Centre (NFC) formerly Nairobi Cinema to the organizers for mentoring and entrepreneurship of the youth in film and music.
The newly refurbished NFC facility with a sitting capacity of 850 was acquired by the Board with a view to showcasing youth talent.
Kisima Film and Music Awards chairperson Fred Simiyu said the organization is committed in recognizing talent, building solidarity of Africa through music and film as well as creating an enabling environment for export of talent to the global market.
By Abigail Munene