The five-year training partnership programme, which aims to equip young Nigerians with relevant skills across key sub-sectors in theatre and business, will form a significant part of the Terra Academy for The Arts (TAFTA) programme, a statement by the organisation said. As Nigeria’s youth unemployment crisis continue to skyrocket with 33.3 per cent of the population unemployed as of the fourth quarter of 2020, according to latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the media and entertainment industry which the PwC projected that its revenue will hit $14.8 billion in 2025, appears to be in a better health to empower young Nigerians and create employment opportunities for them. T

he partnership between Terra Kulture and Mastercard will create an e-learning platform that will provide free education and access to employment opportunities to the most vulnerable youth, with a major focus on women between 16-35 years in Lagos, Ogun, and Kano States. The partnership will also provide participants with foundational training, support, internships, employment and financial services linkages.