LAGOS, Nigeria – October 18, 2023 – Governor BabajidaSanwo-Olu marked a historic day for Lagos as he initiated the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lagos Film City, located in the picturesque riverine Ejinrin community within Epe’s Local Government Area.
Lagos Film City, a collaborative endeavor with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture under the stellar leadership of Commissioner Toke Benson-Awoyinka and the renowned Del-York Group, steered by its visionary CEO and Founder, Mr. Linus Idahosa, seeks to position Lagos at the vanguard of global entertainment hubs.
The entertainment sector in Nigeria has seen remarkable growth, contributing a significant 2.3% to the nation’s GDP and employing over a million individuals. With the establishment of Lagos Film City, these figures are set to rise exponentially.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated, “The Lagos Film City is more than just an entertainment hub; it’s a vision for our future. A vision where our youth are at the forefront, where their talents are nurtured, refined, and showcased to the world. This initiative is not only about films; it’s about job creation, economic growth, and putting Lagos on the global map. With this step, we’re cementing Lagos’s position as one of the most dynamic and complex economies on the African continent.”
This monumental project goes beyond entertainment. It stands as a testament to Lagos’s commitment to its youth, offering them unparalleled opportunities for growth and global exposure. Furthermore, the economic implications are vast, with job creation and revenue generation at its core.
Governor Sanwo-Olu further emphasized his dedication to making Lagos a world-leading city, “Our commitment to the future of Lagos is unwavering. With initiatives like the Lagos Film City, we’re not only harnessing the power of entertainment but also showing the world that Lagos is ready to lead, innovate, and inspire.”