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STUDIO MASHINANI PROGRAMME ROLL OUT TARGETS TALENTED YOUTH

The Government is committed support growth in the creative industry: that was the overriding message during the star-studded launch of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Studio Mashinani project at Komarock in Nairobi. The event was presided over by ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru as Chief Guest.

He was accompanied by Sports Culture and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario, Principal Secretary Mr. Joe Okudo, Broadcasting Principal Secretary Mr. Sammy Itemere, and Kenya Film Classification Board(KFCB) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.

Mr. Mucheru said the inspiration behind the project is to enable talented youth to access facilities to record music and spoken word creations at a subsidized rate. He said the project will afford the youth opportunities to eke out a living from their talents.

The project comes at a time KFCB is in the process of rolling out the Sinema Mashinani project, aimed at promoting film culture in rural areas across the country . The Board is also working on the implementation of the establishment of the Creative Arts Centre of Excellence, which will provide film and music production equipment to the youth at subsidized rates.

Jamaican reggae musicians Luciano, Etana, and Richie Spice were among the international artists who graced the occasion. Nameless , DJ Makena were among the local artists who attended the ceremony.