The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with EbonyLife Media, has trained 132 content filmmakers through the Lagos Creative Industry Initiative.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Bonu Solomon, on Friday, presented certificates to the participants at EbonyLife Place on Victoria Island.
He said, “The movie industry is a competitive field designed for one to carve a narrative of oneself to the whole world.
“This training cost Lagos State a huge amount of money, and I want to implore the graduates to take the advantage of the funds created by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to support this industry and use it to promote themselves and state.”
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi, charged the graduates to carve a niche for themselves in the creative industry.
“This ceremony is the third in the series of graduates under LACI where several content filmmakers have emerged and you have to leverage on this to make yourself available and marketable.
“Let me inform you that you are in the right industry because if you are in the creative industry, there is nothing less than 177 jobs for you in any area of specialisation that you choose to be, ranging from makeup to director of photography, editors, directors, producers, and more,” she said.
The Head, EbonyLife Creative Academy, Mr Theart Korsten, said, “The school has been operational for nine months and we have students from all over Lagos come to the school to learn skills.
“I am proud to say that two of our films have already been shown at two different film festivals, and our four content movies are being screened to an entire Nigerian and international audience.”Follow us on social media