The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture officially launched the Lagos State Creative Industries Initiative (LACI) at a brand unveiling ceremony yesterday at EbonyLife Place.

The aim of the initiative is to make Lagos a destination for a skilled, well-trained workforce for the creative industries.

As part of it’s strategy to fast-track the output of LACI, Lagos State is partnering with two creative firms, EbonyLife Media and Del-York Creative Academy, to enhance the skills and exposure of approximately 1,500 practitioners in the State’s creative industry in 2021.

Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Hon. Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, stated that the establishment of Lagos State Creative Industries Initiative (LACI) is a critical step towards making Lagos the main hub for Africa’s creative industries.

LACI is a continuation of Lagos State’s commitment to supporting our creative industries, as we drive towards leading Africa in this area and being recognised as a centre of excellence for filmmaking in particular.

“I am personally delighted at the partnership with Lagos State through LACI. “Without the support of the Lagos Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture we would not be able to provide filmmaking courses of this quality free of charge” Mrs Mo Abudu

“Our most talented people cannot afford to go abroad for training, so EbonyLife Creative Academy is bringing world-class trainers to Lagos – it’s an amazing opportunity for anyone wishing to improve their technical skills” Mrs Mo Abudu Added

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