Having recognized unemployment as a fundamental cause of youth restiveness and other social malaise in Nigeria, Peculiar Media Limited has developed a youth development initiative tagged “EXPLODE – Ignite your passion.” The overriding vision behindEXPLODE is to empower youths through motivation and talent development.
EXPLODE seeks to bring succor to a myriad of unemployed youths who are naturally talented but do not know how to make a living from their talents. While some of these youths find it difficult to get an opportunity to use their talent to profit; others have a strong passion but lack the necessary avenue to take their talents beyond the crude stage. Therefore, the objectives of the programme will be to provide:
- Training to sharpen the talents of young people
- Motivation to set them in the right path and
- Opportunity to help youths make a living from their innate abilities.
EXPLODE TALENT WORKSHOP is a one-day programme intended to be done on annual basis. It is planned to give the Nigerian youth a chance to take ownership of their future and consequently the future of the nation through talent enhancement and motivation.
The three (3) main segments of the programme are:
This would be a break-out session where seasoned professionals would guide the participants through the rudiments of different entertainment fields broadly grouped into:
- Acting (Acting, Script-writing and Comedy)
- Dance (Dance, Choreography, Fitness and Sport)
- Fashion (Modeling, Make-up, and Fashion Design)
- Music (Singing, Song-writing, Disc Jockeying, and Sound Engineering)
- Pictures (Fine Arts, Photography, Cinematography, Animation, and Special Effects)
This is a session where outstanding celebrities from across different fields of entertainment would share their personal experiences to motivate the participants. One or two motivational speakers would also share some success principles with the participants.
This is the entertainment arm of the programme with the opportunity being in two folds. One is that the participants would enjoy some short performances from the celebrities they idolize. The other is that a selected few (pre-auditioned) from among the participants would be given the opportunity to perform on stage alongside major celebrities.