Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the Lagos Film City, a $100m dollar investment in a 100-hectare land, is his administration’s commitment to the creative industry.
The governor who spoke at the opening night of the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), said the project launched a month ago will house world standard studios.
Within one-week, great things have happened in the creative space. We had the Lagos Fashion Week, two days ago, there was Art X and today, the 12th edition of AFRIFF. All of these are major landmarks and signs in the creative industry.”
He continued, ““For us as a government, tourism and entertainment is part of our economic agenda. Intentionally, we will continue to support this sector because it is a critical component of our deliverable.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN, Adia Sowho extolled the qualities of the 5G network, and how it can help improve the craft of filmmakers and Nollywood.
“With 5G filmmakers can now collaborate from different corners of the country. 5G pairs well with Artificial Intelligence (AI). You can go from script to storyboard to shooting with your smartphone in hours instead of months.
The collaboration between MTN and AFRIFF is not just a deal by organizations but a commitment to a shared vision of expanding the industry,” said Sowho.
Commending AFRIFF for its remarkable journey in the past twelve years, French Ambassador to Nigeria, Emmanuelle Blattmann, who was in attendance said it years of existence is a testament to the power of storytelling as a language that unites the world.