Mavin announce the second installment of its novel mentorship program- the Mavin Future Five. Kicking off its first ever series in 2021, the program received over a thousand applications. The selected candidates underwent 6 months of experiential internship during which they worked on campaign with the team at Mavin Records, met with industry leaders across varying facets of the entertainment industries, music executives, and professionals who impacted their work culture, personal philosophy, and vision.
‘This has helped me assess myself in a new light, and improve. I now challenge myself even more, I’m more outgoing, and even more prone to blurting out my “crazy” ideas’. This is how Miracle Udoh surmised the experience She currently manages multiple talents in the industry, and is building a collective of creatives with fellow Mavin Future Five alumnus Ifeoma Iheagwara. ‘’One significant thing I’ve taken and hold dear to my heart though, is that having the ideas are wonderful, but at the end of it all, stands a word more important than perhaps the idea itself- Execution’’ she adds.
The Mavin Future Five is a quintet of some of the industry’s most impressionable minds. With the ambition of populating the professional end of the music business with the brightest minds and most competent hands, Mavin Records commits itself to mentoring young music industry enthusiasts and students aged 18-25 years. The program would accept people in these areas of interest; Artists Relations, Digital, New Business, Creative Marketing, and Promotions.
Label Founder, Afrobeats icon, Don Jazzy is excited about kicking off the program again. ‘It is great to see the impact of the first Mavin Future Five. As a label in its 11th year, this is one of the ways we can give back to the industry, and sustain its growth. It is also a legacy for Mavin to have contributed more to the scene than just great musical talents’
The C.O.O of Mavin Records, Tega Oghenejobo is committed to continue integrating new hands to the business side of Music. ‘I had weekly sessions with the last set. It is incredible to hear their brilliant ideas and guide them towards how best to execute them. We can build the future by making sure we involve the younger ones now. That is why this program is especially important. We are giving these ones a headstart and securing the future from now. Looking forward to seeing more brands and organizations involved’’
Olabode Otolorin, another alumnus of the program- who now works at the label as Global Campaign Associate reflects on the program fondly – “Future Five was surely an eye-opening experience. The COO spent time helping to harness our strengths and transfer insights from working in the industry so far to us. Plus the avalanche of resources available in terms of experts at the label who are always ready to help also made the experience worthwhile”
Interested parties can apply HERE