Tinsel gets Igbokwe support for capacity training

Posted: August 16, 2012 in art/entertainment

Tinsel, M-Net’s leading multi-million naira studio-based soap opera, has announced partnership with renowned Surulere, Lagos-based hair stylist of the programme’s cast, Ugo George Igbokwe to deliver a 10-day training workshop with members of the hair department of locally produced TV soap opera in the country.

The local production which is based in an exclusive studio in Lagos, boasts of a production team professional make-up artistes, hair dressers, costumers and others  all employed on a permanent basis. While the show continues to enjoy accolades and recognitions for its world-class production, the producers say it is important that the production continues to raise the bar on its production and not relent on its oars.

“Tinsel, though, locally based and produced, is a world class production; so we constantly strive to achieve world class standards and ensure we are up to date with international trends and practices. This partnership is part of a series of workshops directed towards availing the Tinsel crew of the expertise of renowned Nigerian entrepreneurs who excel at their craft,” a statement by the producers read.

Speaking at the first day of the workshop, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, of the Make Me Beauty parlour, Mr. Ugo George Igbokwe, popularly known as ‘Ugo Make Me’ described the soap opera as truly addictive and a premium production.

“The reason we chose to partner with Tinsel is because the soap opera has over the years proven itself to be of international standard, this is something consistent with us at Make Me.  We are very focused on excellent service delivery hence, we understand the value of a production such as Tinsel and we were quite pleased when they approached us with the idea of training their hair department”.

Igbokwe added that he was even more excited about this programme because it will also give him an opportunity not only to impart what he knows but also learn from the trainees as well. “There is certainly an abundance of skill with the Tinsel crew for them to be on such a big production, so yes, I am very happy about this project, but all together, this is us doing our part in ensuring that the standards are not only met but that Tinsel and Make Me become truly number one in Africa”.

Tinsel has been in production since August 2008. Produced by M-Net, content provider on the pan-African platform, DStv, launched this multi-camera, multi-million naira studio-based soap opera production.

Since then, Tinsel has exceeded expectations of not just the viewers but also the producers as in the course of four years, the programme has gone from airing once a week to three times a week and more recently, five times a week.

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