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Matty Jobe attends YALi Fellow in US

Jul 18, 2014, 12:09 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Matty Jobe, currently attending Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is the founder of The Gambia Youth Actors Association (GAMYAA), a youth association devoted to building talent in music, theatre, dance and film.

She has four-year experience in the field and currently works at the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) as a Performing Arts Officer in the department of Literature, Performing and Fine Arts.

A major part of her job involves developing and implementing programmes that help build the capacity of artists, artistic groups and associations.

During her free time, she likes to write and has already written several scripts, poems and short plays. Upon the completion of the Young African Leaders programme, Matty plans to continue building on the creative and performing arts industry in The Gambia through her work at the NCAC and GAMYAA.

She also has a new initiative - Theatre for Development - which she wants to implement upon her return.

Matty is currently at Tulane University where she will spend six weeks studying Civic Leadership.

Mrs Jobe is very instrumental in the Gambia music industry helping dozens of artistes in management issues.