The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a million-dollar film city in the state’s Epe LGA to boost the creative sector.
On Wednesday, the governor laid the groundwork for the project, which will be built on a 100-hectare plot of land in Epe’s Ikosi-Ejinrin neighborhood.
According to Jubril Gawat, the governor’s senior special assistant for new media, the film city is intended to create numerous job possibilities, encourage economic growth, and attract investment.
He stated that the $100 million initiative is envisioned as a comprehensive hub for many facets of filmmaking, including involvement from key actors in the entertainment industry.
He added that the initiative aligns with Sanwo-Olu’s agenda, which focuses on entertainment and tourism as part of the governance framework.
FLASH: Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu today performed the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the $100m #LagosFilmCity, situated on a 100-Hectare land area at Ikosi-Ejinrin area of Epe Local Government.
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) October 18, 2023
“The Public Private Partnership Model #Lagos Film City will create numerous job opportunities, stimulate economic growth, and attract investment,” he said.
“It will be a hub for film production, visual effects, scripting, cinematography, editing, photography and all the ancillary services that support the filmmaking process.
“This project is in collaboration with various notable players in the entertainment sector like Ebonylife Academy, Delyork and Ogidi Studios.
“This is in fulfilment of Mr Governor’s THEMES Agenda, which the second ‘E’ stands for Entertainment and Tourism.”