On Monday, January 18, 2016, Monsieur Laurent Polonceaux, the Consul Général of France; and Monsieur Pierre Cherruau, the Regional Audio-Visual Attaché, had a business meeting and tour of PEFTI Film Institute and WAPTV Entertainment Channel.
The meeting is aimed at further strengthening the current affiliation between French Embassy and Wale Adenuga Productions.
Abiola Adenuga, Managing Director of PEFTI; and Wale Adenuga Jnr., Managing Director of WAP showed Mr Polonceaux and Mr Cherruau round the government-approved Film & Music Institute’s well-equipped facilities; including the 1,200-seater Multi-Purpose Hall, Music Studio, Editing Suite, Make-Up Studio, as well as the Film-making, Performance and Music Classes.
They also met with SUPERSTORY Cast and Crew, who were recording a brand new season, and had an interactive session with some of the stars; including Northern heavyweight actor – Sani Danja, Tamara Eteimo, Saheed Mohammed and others, many of whom are PEFTI students and graduates.
Mr Polonceaux and Mr Cherruau proceeded to WAPTV, the award-winning 24-hour Entertainment Channel, where they had a tour of the station; and Mr Polonceaux participated in a Live interview on D’Beat Zone Music Programme, where he delighted the presenters and audience across Africa by speaking fluent pidgin.
At the end of the session, Mr Polonceaux commended PEFTI and WAPTV on their professionalism, facilities and content; and expressed his desire for additional collaborations with France Embassy in 2016 and beyond.