In his bid to take youth out of crime as a result of idleness , Enemona Josh Humanitarian Foundation has concluded plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Nollywood Actor, Ken Erics to discover talents in Kogi State.
President/ Founder of foundation Ambassador Gabriel Onoja disclosed this shortly after a meeting with the actor in Lagos State on Saturday.
Onoja who discussed extensively with the Nollywood actor, said his desire to explore the potentials abound in entertainment industry was aimed at harnessing the numerous talents Kogi youths to make it commercially viable locally and internationally.
Onoja stated that a formal endorsement deal will be done with the prolific screen “god” which will afford him the opportunity to interact with youths across the three senatorial districts of Kogi state.
“During the visit of the actor to Kogi State, special business sessions will hold for Kogi entertainers where idea sharing will hold to open windows of business opportunities for them.
“After the endorsement deal which will be perfected in the coming days, Ambassador Gabriel Onoja said a talent hunt will be organized to harness youth talents in acting, costume making, music and other relevant areas related to the movie industry.
“Also during the visit of Ken Erics to Kogi state, Enemona foundation will also arrange meeting with the state’s tertiary institutions, particularly, department of Theater Arts in Prince Abubbakar Audu University Anyigba and the College of Education Ankpa to enable the actor share experiences with students” he said.
“The aim is to take the youths away from crime, develop their talents and give them international exposure” he stated.
In his remark, the anticipated Face of Enemona Foundation, Ken Erics said he looks forward to working with the foundation in contributing his quota to youth development.
He described Gabriel Onoja as an industrious and useful youth and challenged other influential Kogites to use their influence positively to the advantage of Nigerian youths.
This development is coming few days after Enemona Foundation returned to Nigeria from Benin Republic where youths and women received empowerment in the founder’s mother’s country home.