Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
I know a lot of Nigerians who are out of school, jobless and practically sits around all day abusing one drug or the other or constituting nuisance in other forms. So I asked myself, how can I bring some of these people together under one roof, feed and clothe them, while creating fun activities that will in turn make our film industry better and at the same time, make a better life for ourselves. We will begin by going out on certain days of the week where we will hopefully get people to give us their old items like abandoned and out of use electronics, furniture, machineries, etc., (I know a whole lot of people who will be happy to know that their old items that are beginning to rot and constitute waste in the house can still become useful in entertaining people) which will then be worked on to prepare movie sets and props in anticipation of any type of film story that will depict any era or time in history convincingly . This will be done with the help of technical students from Nigerian Colleges. That way we can afford to work with whatever budget the movie producers have stipulated for set/props and the still have enough profit to keep the gig going. We intend to add costume designs, make-up and special effects as people start to recognize our work and patronage increases.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
In as much as I believe that the idea will go a long way to help reduce poverty and unemployment, it is also an avenue for youths to be proactive and kept occupied, helping to reduce the number of idle minds that might otherwise be tempted to engage in self demeaning activities that will not only be harmful to themselves but to the society as well. It's expected that after the first three months of intense props gathering and set buildings from different waste products, our facilities will be ready for business and the number of bookings we get within the following three months will confirm if we are headed in the right direction or not.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We plan to begin by creating something new in regards to film production on a weekly basis, we will then approach various video content producers in the country, accept whatever they had budgeted for sets/props for their project, then provide a service for them that is far above what their usual budget would have accomplished once we have enough movie sets and props in place. Hopefully with time we will get this producers to invest in our venture which will enable us diversify into film costumes, make up and effects as well as equipments.
I was born on November 7th in Oju, Benue State Nigeria, I have a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, Benue state. While in the university I was Director of Socials, and then Secretary General of Mass Communication Students Association (MACOSA) as well as Director of Socials for National Union of Igede Students, BSU Chapter (NUIS BSU). During the mandatory one year National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), I was awarded the Most Hardworking Community Development Service (CDS) president for my efforts in mobilizing Corps Members in my state of service (Gombe state) to cater to the needs of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) during my tenure as Publicity CDS group president. I started working in the Nigeria Movie Industry (Nollywood) as a Production Assistant (PA) in 2015 and rose to the post of Production Manager in less than two years. I have been openly commended for my creativity, diligence, dedication to work and ability to work under immense pressure.