May 27, 2024

LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking

LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking

LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking

 

As part of the effort towards developing the next generation of filmmakers and providing opportunities for young people in the creative industry, the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, in collaboration with the Gidi Creative Centre has graduated another set of 200 youths in filmmaking.

The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, while speaking at the graduation ceremony held on Wednesday at the Unilag Auditorium, Akoka, disclosed that the State Government’s partnership with Ogidi Studios is essential in creating innovative, culturally relevant, and globally competitive films market.

According to her, “This initiative is needed to use the Creative Sector to expand the very concept of tourism as a whole, thereby driving a shift from conventional models of heritage-based cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism centred on contemporary creativity, innovation and fresh content.

LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking
LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking

The Founder of Gidi Creative Centre, Mr. Idris Olorunnimbe, extended his profound gratitude to Lagos State Government for her unwavering support, adding that the commitment of the state government has been instrumental in his organisation’s mission to nurture the next generation of creative leaders.

He admonished the graduates to embrace this unique period of their lives with open minds and be creative and bold to explore uncharted territories.

LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking
LASG Graduates Another Set of Youths in Filmmaking

“You should always be willing to learn from experiences that shape you. Remember, the Artistic journey is as much about growth and discovery as it is about the final masterpiece”, Olorunmbe stated.

Also, present at the graduation ceremony is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Idris Aregbe; the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mrs. Bukola Agbaminoja; the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola and a host of other dignitaries.

Credit: Mr JAGs

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