STREET PROJECT AMBASSADOR OF THE WEEK: Agboola Faith Moyosore is a highly motivated and success driven 21 year old, budding filmmaker, writer, public speaker, media entrepreneur and 2017 Street Project Ambassador.
She has a strong academic background as she graduated with a first class honors degree in History and International Relations at the age of 18 and won a total of 11 awards of academic excellence from Redeemers University. After her service year at Cross River State, she was admitted to attend the Street Project Foundation Creative Youth Boot Camp, where explored her talents. She was the lead character at the benefit concert of the Creative Youth Boot Camp titled “JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES” a total theatre performance that had her deliver a 6 part monologue. After the Bootcamp she was selected by the management of Street Project Foundation to intern at Prodi-G Concepts and to attend “THE IMAGERY PROGRAM” for screenwriting and filmmaking organized by Riverside Production.
Less than three months after the Creative Youth Boot Camp, Moyosore shot her first short film titled “Look Beyond” which she wrote, directed and produced. It is a story about teenage pregnancy and it stars three other Street Project Ambassadors.
Moyosore is also the Founder of THE AFRICAN WRITERS and the maiden edition of the African Writers Meet ’17 event which, features top industry giants and performers is scheduled to hold on October 28, 2017 at the Onikan Youth Centre. Her debut book, “Damaged” a collection of poetry and inspirational pieces for the broken is currently in the works and will be released before the end of the year. She is also a content developer and member of the advisory committee of a fast rising youth talk show series called Emergence.
Moyosore’s dream is to be listed in the Forbes list of 30 under 30 top entrepreneurs and she wants to facilitate a number of social development projects aimed at helping primary school students and undergraduates.
The STREET LIGHT is on you Moyosore.
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STREET PROJECT AMBASSADOR OF THE WEEK: Sunday Ozegbe aka Valu is a versatile dancer who majors in Urban Contemporary dance with a knowledge of Hip-hop, Ballroom, Naija Urban and Ballet. He is a 2016 graduate of Street Project Foundation Creative Youth Boot Camp and was selected to intern with SPF Faculty, Adebayo Liadi (Ijodee), he was also trained by renowned dance professionals like Qudus Onikeku (SPF Faculty), Nnamadi Ndubusi, Onye Ozuzu, Horatio Macuacua and Kaffy.
In February 2017 he Created a dance piece called IJO AGBA a very creative and nostalgic dance that blends both contemporary movements and folk/traditional dances. He went on to perform this innovative piece at the Lagos State Talent Hunt Competition where he won second place. IJO AGBA has been performed at various reputable festivals in Nigeria such as, danceGATHERING Lagos, Afrigansa festival, Boat festival and Black Pride festival and is set to show at Trufesta International Dance festival on the 28th of October 2017.
Valu’s acting and dancing skills was developed at the SPF boot camp and with these skills, he has successfully featured in various productions like IWALEWA (Qdance centre), ITAN (Thespian family theatre), KING BAABU (Freedom park theatre) and has also teamed up with fellow SPF Ambassadors Rodiah Lawal to perform a beautiful dance piece for ace musician Kayefi’s concert. In addition, they were also dancers for popular artist 9ICE at the same concert.
Currently he is the Head Choreographer for a stage play being produced by a fellow SPF ambassador Temitope Mariam titled ‘Unknown’ that premieres this December.
He also currently works as a professional dance artist and brand strategist at the *QDance Center* Ikoyi Lagos.He is also the founder/director of David’s Generation Dance Group also known as DGDG- a dance group of over 25 dancers aged 6-21 based in Oworonshoki area of Lagos State, Nigeria.
VALU is passionate about his roots in Oworoshoki, Lagos State and hopes to build a team of strong and formidable dancers who can be professionals anywhere in the world, making a sustainable living doing what they love.
The Street Light is on you VALU. #dowhatulove#successstory #dancer #contemporarydance #madeinnigeria #ijoagba #spfambassador
Multitalented and Resilent, two words that summarize who Chinaza Ruby Akubueze is. A young lady with a drive and laser sharp focus to reach the zenith of the creative industry. You could be misled by her petite frame but the more you get to know her, you’ll recognize her strength and respect her hustle to make it in life against all odds.
Chinaza Ruby Akubueze after graduating as the best participant at the 2017 Street Project Creative Youth Boot Camp and selected to intern at Prodi-g concepts, has been relentless in her pursuit to make a sustainable living doing what she loves. She has been focused on acting and has attended numerous auditions as a result. Her doggedness has landed her a role in the 6th Season of the widely acclaimed International TV series ‘Shuga’ where she plays the role of Frances; a teenager who is trying to waltz her way through the pressures of life. Chinaza has also featured in an AFM media short film titled “Look Beyond” a film that addresses the issue of teenage pregnancy and abortion. She is also a content writer for the fast rising youth talk show series; ‘Emergence’. Chinaza’s ultimate goal is to become a designer and she looks forward to studying Creative Arts in University of Lagos where she hopes to explore all her potentials – ensuring that no aspect of her talent is left untapped.
Chinaza Ruby Akubueze the STREET LIGHT is on you girl.
Her most challenging work till date, memorizing the over 1,480 lines in Elephant 18 a one-man play written by a Scottish playwright Emma. The Street Project Ambassador of the Week, Gift Chikere was challenged by her mentor Wole Oguntokun, one of the Faculty Members of Street Project Foundation Creative Youth Boot Camp and Artistic Director – Theatre Republic, to face her fears and do what she thought impossible. She held her audience spell bound for an hour performing what I’ll call a psychotic play and she out did herself. Transitioned from just being an Estate Management Graduate who loves spoken word to an actor and performing artist in all ramifications. In her words “I have been stretched in every sense of it…” the sacrifice necessary to becoming the best version of ones self.
Besides starring in Elephant 18 as a lead character, she has also performed in plays such as Room 69, Moremi, Prison Chronicles just to mention a few, where she played masculine roles. When asked why? She says, “Theatre has no gender”. Gift has also had the rare privilege of having veterans in the field like Caro King and Ibinabor Fiberesima see and celebrate her work.
The Gift, a Spoken Word Artiste who became a Street Project Ambassador after participating in the Creative Youth Boot Camp four months ago and had no interest in pursuing an acting career, says “I have fallen in love even more with the acting world and I am certainly still falling”
Gift Chikere is also a recipient of the 2nd Place Prize in Spoken Word Category of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development Talent Hunt Competition.
The Street Light is on you Gift. We look forward to seeing you on the world stage and big screens next.