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Lagos set to empower young filmmakers with free skills

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Founder/CEO EbonyLife, Mo Abudu (Left); Hon. Commissioner, for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lagos State, Pharm. Uzamat AkinbileYusuf and President/founder, Del-York Creative Academy, Dr. Linus Idahosa at the Lagos State Creative Industries Initiative (LACI) launch in Lagos.

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has launched the state’s Creative Initiative (LACI), in partnership with EbonyLife and Del-York Creative Academies, which will make the state a destination for a skilled and well-trained workforce for the creative industry.

Lagos is partnering with these two creative firms to enhance the skills and exposure of approximately 1,500 practitioners in the state’s creative industry.

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This year, EbonyLife Creative Academy will offer free practical three months courses for up to 480 learners, covering all aspects of filmmaking and media content production.

Also, through its creative programme, Del-York will offer online and offline courses for approximately 1,000 students in filmmaking, media, arts, technology and digital marketing.

According to the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the establishment of LACI is critical step towards making Lagos the main hub for Africa’s creative industry.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EbonyLife, Mo Abudu, said: “Without the support of Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, we would not be able to provide filmmaking courses of this quality free of charge.

In the same vein, the Founder of Del-York, Dr. Linus Idahosa, said: “Our creative project will harness talent, technology and technical education to ensure that all participants are exposed to the cutting edge of innovation making them invaluable to local and global film production companies creating high-quality content in Lagos.”

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