Beneficiaries of Dazzle Furniture Limited’s scholarship programme were given a motivation and entrepreneurship talk by veteran actor Zulu Adigwe to commemorate their first month in training. Earlier in October, the furniture company had kick-started a carpentry training progamme with the award of scholarship to 20 young Nigerians selected from across the country. Speaking to the students, the veteran actor told them to be creative so as to paint their names on the world map. He said, “You need to have an idea that will create something. Have a style and be self-reliant. Do not depend on anybody but believe in yourself and what you can do. Do not give room for anybody to kill your dream. You have to be your own driver in life and if help comes, you embrace it. But above all, be in charge.” Speaking on the relationship between acting and carpentry, the 80’s Basi and Company TV star who learnt carpentry from his grandfather said “Carpenters are needed in acting to perform various roles. Set designers are also carpenters
Veteran Actor Zulu Adigwe to youth: `You have to be your own driver in life’ and such knowledge can be used to transform the theatre or the set properly.” The co-founder of Dazzle Furniture, Oji Chukwuemeka Donoji said “Bringing Zulu to our workshop is for him to tell us how creative he has been and how the work has been for him so far. And for him to encourage us in our own field, for us to imbibe and help our passion move forward.” he clarified. He called on government at all level to assist organizations like his who are giving back to the society by empowering the youths. “We want government to come to our aid and support the programme
that we are doing. The states and local governments could also partner with us to train people from those regions who would in turn go back to their various localities and be productive.” One of the trainees, Osuji Innocent, told YOUTHVILLE that he is a cinematography but took Dazzle scholarship to experience other fields. Another trainee, Idoko Blessed Adamu, said he is a trained administrator but also like entrepreneurship. He added that the programme provides him with “opportunity to stand out and contribute to the society”.