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Jonathan Kapumba gets India scholarship

EQUIPPED — Kapumba work on some of the projects

The first recipients of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) for Malawi Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba and Jonathan Kapumba graduated from the training in Zambia over the weekend.

Kapumba has also graduated as one of the best students from Southern Africa and has been given a scholarship to go to India next month.

“We have graduated and I have been awarded a three-week scholarship to India to learn more,” Kapumba said Tuesday.

He said he would be joined on the trip to India by other representatives from MTF Academies, who have done well in West Africa and East Africa.

“I am happy with this gesture and Malawi has been well represented. I worked really hard,” Kapumba said.

He said yesterday they were expected back home today or tomorrow.

Kapumba said recently that the one-year MTF training has been an eye-opener and that, being the first recipients in the country, they were looking forward to bringing more projects.

Kapumba and Mkwezalamba were expected back home on Sunday.

During the training, the two, learnt to produce movies and documentaries, among other things.

Some of the projects they were involved in include The Painting, Savannah Skies and Wardrop.

Kapumba and Mkwezalamba were selected to represent the country in MTF Academy which picked 60 participants with 20 for each region.

MultiChoice Africa introduced MTF and two other platforms as part of building Africa’s creative industry particularly filmmaking. Having been inaugurated last year, MTF is set to welcome a new cohort this year.

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