PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: October 14th, 2022
At the just concluded Ehingbeti Summit where Gov Sanwo-Olu signed the MOU on behalf of the Lagos State Government with investing partners Del York Infrastructure on the development of the biggest Africa Film City, Push News 24 International reports
The summit ended with formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of an ultra-modern film and media city in Epe, a major game-changer project on the continent and one that promises to position the state as a major hub for the entertainment industry in Africa.
Chairman of Del York International Group, Mr. Linus Idahosa signed on behalf of his group and the Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, signed on behalf of Lagos State in the presence of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Sanwo-Olu shared his unbridled excitement at the prospect of the impending investment into the state, as he recounted the recent history of the project and the fact that the signing was the culmination of 18 months of diligent effort by the Del York team and members of the state government.
Construction on the Lagos Film and Media city will begin first quarter of 2023. The Lagos film and media city is envisioned as a sanctuary for leisure, entertainment and learning; a place where film and all types of creative industry professionals can live, work, learn and play in a peaceful and conducive environment.
with best-in-class facilities intermingled with appurtenances that support a modern sustainable city.
Multiple sound stages, a technology park, a School of creative arts & entrepreneurship, a theme park, residential and commercial real estate, a Nollywood Walk of Fame, and Front & Backlot infrastructure for varied film environments are some of the features that are promised on this major development that will put Lagos on the global creative industry map.
Since its inception in 2010, the Del York Creative Academy, the capacity-building subsidiary of Del York International Group, has succeeded in laying a solid foundation for the development of young people in the creative industry, training no less than 5,000 individuals from across Africa. In that time they have facilitated the entry of world-renowned trainers from Hollywood to develop a stream of raw talent who have since blossomed into some of Nollywood’s most consistent performers. The group is now transitioning into a one-stop shop for the creative industry by adding an infrastructure component through partnerships with global infrastructure partners.