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Nollywood Star Uche Montana Inspires CU Mass Communication Students with a Lesson in Determination

As the distinguished Guest Speaker, at a recent Town and Gown Seminar of the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University, Uche Montana took the audience on a journey through her rise to stardom, emphasizing that her accomplishments were fuelled by unwavering determination and invaluable lessons gleaned from industry veterans, rather than formal education in film school.

In her presentation, titled, ‘Building a Career in the Film Industry,’, the Nollywood actress, Uche Montana, delivered a powerful message centered around the significance of determination in achieving success in the movie business and illuminated the formidable challenge of competition for emerging talents, but championed the notion that with unyielding passion and perseverance, greatness is attainable.

Encouraging students to explore the diverse spectrums of roles within the film industry, Montana showcased exemplary figures like Mo Abudu and Bolanle Austen-Peters, whose multifaceted contributions have left an indelible mark on the industry.

The actress imparted practical wisdom to the aspiring filmmakers present, urging them to leverage platforms such as YouTube for exposure, actively participate in auditions to hone their craft, embrace continuous learning and adaptability, and diversify their skill sets for versatility and resilience. She underscored the importance of finding one's niche and staying true to personal passions as keys to unlocking individual paths to success within the industry.

Montana's words resonated deeply with the students, who were inspired by her versatility and talent across various film genres. Encouraged by their enthusiasm, Montana pledged to foster opportunities for young creatives through her film production company, Montana Media.

The seminar concluded as a profoundly impactful experience, leaving attendees with invaluable insights and a renewed sense of determination to pursue their dreams within the dynamic realm of the film industry.


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