Sometime last year, the Media Junkie caught up with African Movie Academy short film Winner, Ishaya Bako, for a chat. Remember the guy who said he threatened shave his legs and walk the streets of Port-harcourt if his folks didn’t let him go to film school? Yep, if you missed the gist, catch it here.
Good news! Bako’s career in film making has hit another high this year, being a runner-up in the popular Afrinolly Short Film Competition sponsored by MTN Nigeria. The award ceremony held at the Federal Palace Hotel, V.I. Lagos on 22nd March, 2013. Details here.
Bako’s entry (as Director) for the Afrinolly competition is titled, To Serve With All Our Strength – excerpt from the Nigerian national anthem.
- An awareness of their rights as citizens of their country going to SERVE their country
- An awareness of the potential of digital media in engendering social change (no matter how frail or of little impact)
Technology is not the problemTechnology is not the solutionIt is the people’s awareness that matters