LAGOS, Nigeria – October 18, 2023 – Amidst vibrant anticipation, Governor Babajida Sanwo-Olu today spearheaded the groundbreaking of the Lagos Film City in the picturesque Ejinrin community within Epe’s Local Government Area. This monumental step epitomizes Lagos’s strategic blueprint to leverage the pulsating entertainment sector as a driving force for economic rejuvenation.
Lagos Film City is envisioned not merely as a state-of-the-art infrastructure but as a crucible for budding talent. As an epicenter for the youth, it promises to foster their talents, catalyzing their growth, honing their skills, and enabling them to resonate on a global platform.
According to recent studies, Nigeria’s entertainment industry has been a burgeoning powerhouse, contributing significantly to the national GDP and generating millions of jobs annually. With the birth of the Lagos Film City, these numbers are expected to soar, further cementing the nation’s place on the global entertainment map.
Governor Sanwo-Olu remarked, “The Lagos Film City is not just a project; it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to the youth and the future of Lagos. This initiative will indubitably bolster our economy, create countless jobs, and position Lagos as a nexus of the most intricate economies in Africa. Our youth, brimming with talent and ambition, will find a haven here, and with it, the promise of a brighter, global future.”
This monumental venture is the fruit of a synergistic collaboration between the Lagos State Government, the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture under the dynamic leadership of Commissioner Toke Benson-Awoyinka, and the Del-York Group, steered by the visionary Mr. Linus Idahosa, CEO and Founder.
Governor Sanwo-Olu further emphasized his steadfast commitment to transforming Lagos into a beacon city of the world, renowned for its innovation, culture, and prosperity. The establishment of the Lagos Film City, he believes, is a significant stride towards that lofty vision.