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Esther Veii Beukes reflects on MultiChoice Talent factory experience

Esther Veii Beukes is one of the three Namibians who are a part of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) participants who will be graduating in October from the Academy. She spoke to unWrap.online about her journey and experiences in Lusaka Zambia under MTF.

She highlighted that she will miss working with all the other participants from various countries that she met through the MTF initiative. “I will miss eating with the group. Our lunches in the beginning especially were a great time for all of us to get to know each other better. The best moments were when the group ate together and debated on film,” she said.

For Beukes the MTF initiative was a moment for her to gain knowledge about the filming industry in Africa and she pointed out that it helped her gain in-depth knowledge about the filming industry. “I learned a lot about the art of directing and really just what it takes.I have also learned about how much sound affects the quality of our productions,” said Beukes. Beukes says she wants to make an impact in the film industry in Africa just not Namibia. ” I would like to be involved in more projects that require cross continent collaboration. I love bringing people together and being apart of creating content that transcends boarders,” she said.

She advised the 2019-2020 cohort of the MTF academy to stick to their goals and to gain as much knowledge as they can from MTF. “I would ask them to remain focused on their goals and remember what they need to be gaining during their time at the academy,learn as much as you can and take every opportunity as a challenge, take it by the horns. I would encourage them to keep in touch with loved ones at home to remain grounded and not forget where you come from or even lose yourself within all the madness.” she concluded.

Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.


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