Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has launched a world-class film and television production institute, EbonyLife Creative Academy established by EbonyLife Media in conjunction with Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative (LACI).
The Academy, whose campus is located at Engineering Close on Victoria Island, kicked off with intensive training for 120 creative young people, admitted for free, practical courses designed by industry experts across all aspects of filmmaking and media content production.
Inaugurating the creative institute, Sanwo-Olu said the project was initiated not only to create jobs and economic opportunities for creative young people, but also designed to bolster positive impact on the production of quality creative contents, thereby stimulating the creative economy.
The Governor expressed optimism that Lagos, in the next couple of years, would have a pool of young highly skilled, tech-savvy, creative film and television professionals, who would conveniently fill the roles always offered to foreign crew.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed that a faculty of local and international experts had been recruited as course facilitators to impart life and career-transforming knowledge, skills and education, thereby making participants more employable and boosting their entrepreneurial skills.
The Governor noted that the project was one of the initiatives being rolled out to transform the creative landscape in Lagos, and give the youth a new lease of experience in honing their potential.