25 students Graduated from her drama school this year
The Scene One School of Drama, a sub unit of Jenifa Foundation was established in 2011 by Funke Akindele with 25 students on admission with a minimum Secondary School Certificate of Education (SSCE) qualification, the school which is specialized in wide variety of creative courses including Introduction of Drama, Traditional and Contemporary Dance, Music, Etiquette and Manners just graduated the first set of graduands in Lagos on Thursday.
Star actress, Funke Akindele has urged Nigerian youths to believe in themselves and go out and conquer in their bid to realise their dreams. The graduation ceremony which took place at the school's rehearsal ground was attended by the graduands parents, family members and friends, who, she said, like the graduands, would remember the occasion for the rest of their lives.
The occasion was graced by other celebrities including Uche Jombo, JJC, El-dee, Tiwa Savage, Segun Obe, Eniola Bhadmus, Ariyike Akinbobola, Feyikemi Olayinka and Dammy Krane also shared her story of doggedness and steadfastness on her road to fame.
"When I started this journey many years ago, the Nigerian movie industry was unforgiving and difficult to navigate. I learnt first-hand how to use the resources at my disposal to break into the industry... writing scripts deep into the night.... Tolerating rejection...blood... sweat and tears, I took it upon myself to teach aspiring actors, producers, dancers how to develop their talents properly to increase their chances at breakthroughs in their creative careers.
One of the major highlights of the graduation ceremony was the presentation of prizes to some outstanding students in major courses- Goke Olalere- Best Student Introduction to Drama, Best Student in Music- Olamide Olowe, Best Student-Traditional Dance-Femi Joseph. Each of them automatically would get a prominent role in Akindele's next flick, Everybody Loves Jenifa.
@ E-247 Mag