The creative industry is one of the biggest industries Nigeria. From the musicians, to the actors, and others engaging in various forms of art, the industry is home to millions of talents. Even with this, there are still a lot of creative people waiting to break into the industry to begin a career, but are finding it really difficult.
Job seekers who want to get roles into the industry have no platform to see available opportunities, as most of the time, these opportunities are not made available on regular job boards.
This reason is why Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu launched auditions.ng in January 2017. The platform is a job listing site that makes it easy for aspiring entertainment people to find jobs by connecting job seekers to opportunities in the entertainment and creative communities.
According to the founder, “Nigeria battles with youth unemployment, yet the creative industry has been identified as one with the potential to employ thousands of youths. Unfortunately, the industry suffers from a lack of structure. Auditions.ng seeks to bridge that gap. We are empowering creative people to turn their passion to a profitable career, thereby supercharging the Nigerian creative economy.”
The platform also help agencies and casting directors manage their casting calls in Nigeria, to help them find the right talents for their projects. Job seekers can get found by signing up on the platform and creating a profile, and recruiters can post job opportunities as well.
This is the first of its kind for the creative industry in Nigeria. It’ll no doubt help to discover more talents who have remained unknown due to lack of opportunities.