Sanwo-Olu Launches Talent Search In Rural Lagos

Sanwo-Olu Launches Talent Search In Rural Lagos

Sanwo-Olu Launches Talent Search In Rural Lagos

Sanwo-Olu Launches Talent Search In Rural Lagos

When Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, unveiled the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda in the early months of his government, he intended to have a significant impact on Lagos and its residents.

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Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism, and Governance and Security are all abbreviated as T.H.E.M.E.S.

Through the Lagos State Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Tourism, the Sanwo-Olu-led administration has continued to work with seasoned professionals to build a more solid system that not only promotes entertainment and tourism but also supports practitioners through a variety of initiatives.

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One of the individuals that have continued to work through the vision of Sanwo-Olu for entertainment and tourism in Lagos state is the leading African film practitioner, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

Sanwo-Olu Launches Talent Search In Rural Lagos

The founder of the African Movie Academy Awards and Chief Executive Officer of the African Film Academy has been able to ensure the awards ceremony holds in Lagos for the next four years.

On her part, Anyiam-Osigwe has been building capacity in rural areas of Lagos, including Badagry, Epe, Alimosho, and Ikorodu, through an innovative training program called, ‘Film in a Box’, which she started over 19 years ago.

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The capacity-building program, has so far, trained several youths in filmmaking, make-up artistry, acting, editing, cinematography, and other sectors of the film industry.

The Lagos State government also set aside N200m as an interest-free loan for filmmakers.

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