15 January 2013

Gambia: URR Wins NaYCONF Drama Competition

Basse — The Upper River Region (URR) drama group was on Sunday declared winner of the 2012 NaYCONF drama competition.

The contest, which brought together young talents from across the regions of The Gambia, witnessed a brilliant display on stage.

Speaking to the Daily Observer, Dembo Kambi, the head of the culture and ward sub-committee of this year's NaYCONF, said all the regions have put up a brilliant display during the competition; that yet in every competition there must be winners and losers.

According to him, this is the first time URR is winning this competition and that it shows that what the urban people can do, the rural people can also do it.

Kambi therefore appealed to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and the National Youth Council to establish film industry in The Gambia because they have 'lots of talented young people'.

The film industry, he explained, could be a source of income for the young people, whilst urging youths who want to take acting as career to focus and work hard to achieve their goals.

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