Lagos begins training 200 young people in film and music production

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has started the training of around 200 young talents in the creative industry.

In August, the ministry, in conjunction with The Temple Company, spear Gidi Creative Center, a platform to train and equip young talents in the creative industry.

The company launched the program with an orientation ceremony on Tuesday at the Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theater at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Idris Olorunnibe, the director of The Temple Company, said 200 young people out of 1,000 applicants were admitted to the academy.

He also revealed that 300 more youngsters will be admitted to the academy’s masterclass.

Olorunnibe added that young people with creative ideas will have access to funds after the training to bring their ideas to life.

“After the training, beneficiaries as individuals or groups have the opportunity to apply for and access funding from the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF),” he said. -he declares.

“They can access single digit grants or loans to fund production to sell to content buyers to earn income for themselves. There will be other opportunities for us to train more people as there is a major deficit in content production.

According to Winifred Okpapi, Head of Strategy, Arts & Talent Affairs, participants will also be trained in leadership and entrepreneurship.

On his part, Adebukola Agbaminoja, Executive Secretary of the Film and Video Censors Board, said, “The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos Creative Industry initiative, has developed a platform through which creative talents from different local governments in the state can participate in free-school training which is facilitated by different film academies in the state. Currently, we are working in partnership with Gidi Creative Center to train 200 beneficiaries in various capacities.

“Our past grantees are doing well and that is what drives us to do more trainings. Our public-private partnership model with stakeholders for capacity development has worked. We have previously collaborated with Ebonylife Creative Academy, Del -York Creative Academy and Africa Film Academy Students have come out of these trainings to screen and present inside and outside Nigeria, these are verifiable clues and that is why we are encouraged to do more.

The Creative Sector Initiative aims to empower young people in 10 skill areas: filmmaking, creative writing, animation 101, audio engineering and music production, graphic design, media design, film and screen production design, project for creative professionals, fashion design and media. studies.

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