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Nollywood Star, Dave Ogbeni Dishes Out Scholarships To Delta Students

As part of efforts to complement effective funding of education across all levels as well as human capital development of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's Stronger Delta Mantra, Special Assistant to the governor on Talent Development Mr. Dave Ogbeni has awarded scholarships to two Delta Youths to study film making at the Basement Africa Film Academy Asaba.

Mr. Ogbeni awarded the scholarship at the grand finale of Delta  Talent Connect 2020, A talent Development Scholarship Program for Delta youths, An initiative of Governor Okowa's STRONGER Delta Agenda organized by his office were Onyeje Samuel emerged as the winner and Esther Ezeani as the second runner up at the end of the contest.

The event attracted top government functionaries, Nollywood actors/actresses, filmmakers, comedians, OAPs among others as all adhered strictly to government directives on precautionary measures on COVID-19.

According to Mr Ogbeni, “I am inspired by the past years of Gov Okowa's administration as Deltans have witnessed the unprecedented transformation in all sectors of state economy".

“Governor Okowa’s government has brought a positive development to mention but a few is the ongoing construction of the film village in Asaba, the industry needs our support as individuals to motivate young talents to discover their hidden potentials, the Government can not do it all, we all need to invest in the system”, he said.

Still on the film village, the Delta born Nollywood Star Ogbeni revealed that when completed, it would house all the various aspects of entertainment productions such as film making, editing, recording studio among others just like the Newyolk Film village.

While offering the scholarships, Mr Ogbeni urged the students to remain focus that with entertainment the future is bright.

"The scholarship would no doubt spur the winners of the contest to attaining their acting skills and become national and international actor/actress but most not allow fame overwhelm them as fortune begin to smile at them. I promised to sustain the gesture," Obgeni stated.

“I will not stop helping the young talented Delta youth as long I am in a position to help them, it is all joy helping those who are in need, the scholarship is in line with Gov Okowa STRONGER Delta Agenda of putting a smile on the faces of Students and Deltans at large” Ogbeni revealed.

He further commended Governor Okowa for his appointment and promised to go in search and nurture youths on talent developments across the state to retain the state entertainment hub of the country.

Meanwhile, winners of the event Onyeje Samuel and Esther Ezeani both extolled  Dave Ogbeni, as they implore other youths to discover their God-given talents to better their lots.

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