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Wed, 04 Oct 2023
Q1.Tell us how you got to know about The Phoenix Project and why you registered.
I learned about The Phoenix Project through an ad I saw on Instagram. I decided to register because I saw it as a platform to learn about visual storytelling and filmmaking techniques which I am passionate about.
Q2.In a few words describe your journey so far with The Phoenix Project.
It has been a jolly ride. I count it as a privilege.
Q3.Could you please tell us a bit about the organization you’re interning with?
Mr.Macaroni Entertainment Company is a brand that provides the content to keep everyone entertained, whether you prefer to read, watch or listen. Mr Macaroni's Online TV Platform for premium Entertainment Experience; Drama, Comedy, Vox Pop, Celebrity Interviews, Games and more fantabulous content. Mr. Macaroni TV is founded by Adebowale "Debo" Adedayo known by his stage name Mr Macaroni, is a Nigerian actor, content creator and citizen activist. Mr. Debo is a trained thespian, his popularity grew from his comic skits on social media, where he plays the role of a political figure cum sugar daddy called "Daddy Wa" or a sadistic lecturer called "Professor Hard Life.
Using his satirical works and online presence, Debo is also known for his social justice advocacy. His skits satirize social issues to promote human rights and critique everyday social interactions. During the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, Debo used his platform and presence at various protest venues to advocate against police brutality - even after becoming a victim as a result.
Q4.How impactful has it been for you working with this organization?
It has been an eye-opening experience, I am being exposed to how the art and entertainment industry works.
Q5.Do you think this has taken a turn on your career path?
Yes, of course! I will apply the lessons learned as I journey on my career path in years to come. My career vision is to become a foremost producer. Working with Mr. Macaroni TV is helping me gain relevant practical experience needed to bring my vision to reality. Mr. Macaroni TV has a very supportive and collaborative environment. It can only get better from here.
Q6. Do you think this is a great opportunity for creatives?
Yes, this is a great opportunity for creatives. Most budding creatives mostly do not live out their vision largely because they do not gain practical experience from a very early stage in their career. Internship opportunities like this help you to also build relationships that will help you going forward. Internship, just like the apprenticeship system, is a very good opportunity for transfer of knowledge from experts to their proteges. This is exactly what I am benefiting interning with Mr. Macaroni TV.