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MASSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR ASIWAJU IN LAGOS, TINUBU URGES NIGERIANS TO PREVENT PDP FROM NATION’S COMMONWEALTH, ASK LAGOSIANS TO RE-ELECT SANWO-OLU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
CHIEF SHODERU INSTALLED AS 4TH PRESIDENT OF ICCI, SENATOR ABIRU EXPRESSES OPTIMISM ABOUT NEW LEADERSHIP ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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12TH LARGEST CITY IN NIGERIA: IKORODU NEWS NETWORK (INN) SET TO RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO, PROMOTING LAGOS WATERBED REGION, CAMEO APPEARANCE BY FOLA TINUBU, JIMI BENSON, FOLASHADE, AMA, OTHERS ®™√ INN Nigeria © FOURTH MAINLAND BRIDGE: LAGOS TO ANNOUNCE PREFERRED BIDDER BY END OF 2022 AFTER SHORTLISTING THREE FOR RFP STAGE II ®™√ INN Nigeria © GIVING FOR LIVING FOUNDATION COLLABORATE DIVINE HERITAGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE, MARKS ORPHAN DAY WITH PROVISION OF RELIEF ITEMS FOR LESS PRIVILEGED KIDS ®™√ INN Nigeria © MASSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR ASIWAJU IN LAGOS, TINUBU URGES NIGERIANS TO PREVENT PDP FROM NATION’S COMMONWEALTH, ASK LAGOSIANS TO RE-ELECT SANWO-OLU ®™√ INN Nigeria © CHIEF SHODERU INSTALLED AS 4TH PRESIDENT OF ICCI, SENATOR ABIRU EXPRESSES OPTIMISM ABOUT NEW LEADERSHIP ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
Oct
2022
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890 YOUTHS SPONSORED BY LASG GRADUATE FROM FILM ACADEMY ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

3838i3jj33j6410712868744022696 In line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration’s commitment to Entertainment and tourism, 890 youths sponsored by the Lagos State Government have graduated from the African Film Academy after a six-week free intensive training. The 890 youths were beneficiaries of the ‘Film in a Box’ programme by the African Film Academy in conjunction with the Lagos State Government, to train and empower young people in the creative industry in three different centres – Alimosho, Epe and Badagry respectively.
The graduating trainees were trained in Acting, Art Directing, Light and Lighting, Editing, Sound Production and Post Production, among others. The beneficiaries of the Film in a Box initiative, who were visibly excited by the gesture from the Lagos State Government praised the government’s commitment to the creative industry and promised to support and ensure Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s victory for a second term in the next year governorship election in Lagos State. Speaking at the Film in a Box Graduation Ceremony of the African Film Academy, held at the Lagos Theatre, Igando in Alimosho, Governor Sanwo-Olu restated his administration's commitment to collaborate with stakeholders in the entertainment industry to train and acquire skills that would create an ecosystem to give livelihood to creative minds.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who assured that his administration’s THEMES agenda is to make life a lot easier and beneficial to all Lagos residents, especially the youths, said Lagos State Government is committed to achieving its 30years (2022 to 2052) development plan, which was unveiled recently at the 2022 Ehingbeti Summit, as well as building an African Film City in Epe axis of the State.
He said his government would ensure it uses entertainment and tourism to connect with the future so that Lagos can be a one-stop shop in the world and therefore urged those in the creative industry to harness the opportunities provided on the right track to ensure a better and greater Lagos as well as taking the State and Nigeria to an enviable position.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also urged those who graduated from the African Film Academy and other creative initiatives by the State government to take advantage of the Lagos States Employment Trust Fund and the State Film Fund, to become self-employed and employers of labour.
Speaking earlier, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said the initiative was to make the youths agents of change in the creative industry and break new grounds to enable them to become self-reliant.
She said the concept had been expanded to develop the arts and culture for optimum performance to stimulate economic growth, skills and job creation to bridge the gap in the state creative industry.
Akinbile-Yusuf while congratulating the graduates, assured them that Lagos State Government would continue to monitor their growth and assist them in producing competent creative works in the industry.
In her remarks, a renowned filmmaker and Chief Executive Officer of the African Film Academy, Mrs Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, who commended the doggedness of her students, urged them to explore the creative industry with training received in the academy.
She said though the mandate was to train 600 people, 890 students were trained by the Academy in Epe, Alimosho and Badagry, noting that some of those trained in the Academy had gotten jobs already as they were also taught the business side with the creative side.
The CEO of the African Film Academy disclosed that some of the students during the period of their training made films, adding that one of the films they made "Akanji" would be shown in the cinema portraying Alimosho to the world.
Anyiam-Osaigwe, who commended the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for huge investment in the entertainment and creative industries, praised the Lagos State Government for equipping the Badagry General Hospital to respond to emergencies, especially when a facilitator fell ill.
A filmmaker and veteran in the creative industry, Mr Tunde Kelani, one of the facilitators, thanked the Lagos State government for investing in the entertainment industry which he noted would curb youth restiveness in Lagos and make young people to be entrepreneurs.
Kelani also commended Governor Sanwo-Olu on the proposed film city in Lagos, saying the name of the governor would not be forgotten.
He also urged the graduands to imbibe teamwork, read, and not forget their mentors.

In line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration’s commitment to Entertainment and tourism, 890 youths sponsored by the Lagos State Government have graduated from the African Film Academy after a six-week free intensive training. The 890 youths were beneficiaries of the ‘Film in

Jul
2022
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LAGOS PRODUCES NEW SET OF FILM-MAKERS AS 119 YOUTHS GRADUATE FROM EBONY LIFE CREATIVE ACADEMY ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

fb img 16569984082296638831024261872686 Lagos State Government has once again demonstrated its commitment to the growth and success of youths with the graduation of 119 young and vibrant filmmakers from the EbonyLife Creative Academy, under the Lagos Creative Initiative (LACI), to fill the skill gaps of professionals in the creative industry in the State. Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at EbonyLife Place, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, congratulated EbonyLife for doing Lagos proud and making good use of funds for the training of the students consistently as well as sustaining it.
Akinbile-Yussuf, represented by the Director, Admin & Human Resource Department of the Ministry, Ms. Toyin Ogunlana, assured the EbonyLife team of the State Government's continuous support, partnership and collaboration to give hope to the youths and engage them in such a laudable skill acquisition programmes.
According to her, Lagos State, in partnership with EbonyLife, has trained six sets of intakes, who have graduated and are deploying the acquired skills to excel in their chosen areas of expertise within the film industry.
In her words: “The Lagos State Government believes in you all and looks forward to seeing your best output in the industry. You have all been endowed with unique skills that will enable you to conceive, write and shoot your own movies as you deem fit”.
Also speaking at the event the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mrs. Bukola Agbaminoja, felicitated the graduating students and commended them for participating in the training programme. “The feedback we getting as a government is encouraging and we are happy for you all. I see your films showing in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large, but the bulk of the work lies in your hands. Please, tell the story the way you want it to be told", she advised.
Agbaminoja also informed the gathering that the Lagos State interest-free loans are still available for interested Film Makers and can be accessed through the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, adding that State Government is also building a Film City, designed to be a one-stop-destination for all filmmakers, on several hectares of land at Ejirin in Epe.
The Head of the Academy, Mr. Theart Korsten thanked the Lagos State Government for its continuous support to the school, noting that Lagos is the only State that contributes so much to the development of the sector.
While commending the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Korsten enjoined the graduating students to focus on their career paths and acknowledged the tenacity displayed during the 12-week intensive training programme.
He also informed that the third intake for the year comprising 128 students commenced classes on the 28th of June, 2022, adding that the 22 films produced so far are available on the Youtube Channel of Ebonylife Creative Academy.
The short films ‘Canvas’, ‘Father Forgive Me’, ‘Halimah’ and ‘The Funeral’, written, performed and produced by the graduating students of the Class of June 2022, were watched by the dignitaries and guests present at the ceremony,

Lagos State Government has once again demonstrated its commitment to the growth and success of youths with the graduation of 119 young and vibrant filmmakers from the EbonyLife Creative Academy, under the Lagos Creative Initiative (LACI), to fill the skill gaps of

Feb
2022
4

TAMPAN IKORODU COLLABORATE FOR JOINT PRODUCTION BLOCK BUSTER MOVIE, PROJECTS STAGE PLAYS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

theihv8536518329112291175. As the tempo of the Nigeria movie industry continues to bolster, so also is the sector's heightening rise in desiring actors and actresses aspiring to emerge stars
Nollywood as a key contributor to the blooming entertainment scene chafes back to the enhanced propensities of producers promoting their crafts, shooting sophisticated and quality made films
With polished production output in sight, executives and members of the Theatre arts & motion picture practitioners' association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Ikorodu chapter converged on the 3rd of February 2022, pondering futuristic undertaking to hurl it's craft for adequate endorsement
A conference presided over by veteran nollywood legend, popularly known as the grand commander of entertainment, Prince Jide Kosoko (chairman B.O.F), schemed to venture on a joint production block buster movie, with plans to kick off in the second half of 2022
In a brief chat with Ikorodu News Network (INN), the Ikorodu based Nollywood Icon, Prince Jide Kosoko stated, "TAMPAN remains the largest artists organisation in Nigeria today, am based in Ikorodu, automatically, it means am an integral part of TAMPAN Ikorodu local government chapter, where i also plait as a trustee"
"We cottage a lot of producers and actors, it is plausible for us to work together at some point and promote what we stand for as professionals and as an organisation"
"The collective movie creation is about setting benchmark standard for our members and producers to follow, for an elegant organisation like TAMPAN, which encompasses a large base, you can be rest assured that we're taking the entire industry by storm with this upcoming project" Prince Kosoko asserted
Follow up talk with Oluwole Ojo-jolu (chairman, TAMPAN Ikorodu) revealed that a stage play is also planned by the organisation to commence post second quarter of the year, brandishing at the national theatre in Lagos
Oluwole continued, "We're coming together as a unit to work on a world class standard movie, and also a stage program that will bring all our practitioners in Ikorodu division together for subsequent theatre scenes"
"We have an ongoing partnership to organise monthly stage plays at Labi Oasis theatre, but this particular scene, though from Ikorodu local government, will be executed at the national theatre due to reasons we're just regaining momentum post covid-19 pandemic, we intend taking this shoot to the heart of Lagos to gain more traction"
"This synergy is about quality, is about enriching our profession, wholly uplifting our careers and pursuing adequate pertinence in our sector, it symbolises togetherness, and am sure the industry will feel our presence this year" Oluwole Ojo-jolu expanded
TAMPAN national auditor, Hon Adesola Kosoko Abina, Alhaji Akinade Aderenle (Chairman, elders forum TAMPAN, Ikorodu LG) were among distinguished special guests in attendance at the conference

As the tempo of the Nigeria movie industry continues to bolster, so also is the sector’s heightening rise in desiring actors and actresses aspiring to emerge stars Nollywood as a key contributor to the blooming entertainment scene chafes back to the enhanced

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