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Mauritius’ Nirma Madhoo among finalists of Meta’s Future Africa programme

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Mauritius' Nirma Madhoo among finalists of Meta's Future Africa programme

Mauritius’ Nirma Madhoo is among the six finalists of Africa No Filter and Meta’s ‘Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds’ programme – focused on harnessing and investing in the next generation of Extended Reality (XR) creators in Africa.

The winners, selected from Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Cameroon, and Kenya, will incorporate the creative uses of music, multimedia installations, films and sculpture to explore projects around spirituality, heritage, the cosmos, imagination and memory and masculinity into their extended realities projects – all with a focus on telling compelling African stories that are contemporary, narrative-shifting, and immersive.

Nirma Madhoo is a fashion filmmaker, XR creator and PhD candidate, whose work explores African cultures as technologies, which she illustrates through ancient practices like cultural astronomy.

Mauritius' Nirma Madhoo among finalists of Meta's Future Africa programme

Other participating storytellers are:

Pierre-Christophe Gam (Cameroon), Xabiso Vili (South Africa), Michelle Angawa (Kenya), Malik Afegbua (Nigeria) and Lara Sousa (Mozambique).

As part of the ‘Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds’ programme, each creator will be supported with funding of up to $30,000 and also participate in XR-industry events to improve their creativity and drive interest in their projects. They will also access mentorship from Electric South and Imisi3D.

Original article at BizCommunity

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