Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that the $100 million African Film City project in Epe will begin construction soon. The goal is to support the creative industry by doubling financial and training support, providing more opportunities for skill development in modern filmmaking, and increasing grants for short stories.
Sanwo-Olu shared the news at the 12th AFRIFF Press Briefing with industry veterans, movie producers, and Nollywood stars. He said that Lagos is committed to showcasing original local content to the world.
The U.S. Consul General, Will Stevens, also attended the event. Sanwo-Olu said that Lagos is seizing the “African moment” to play its role in helping Nollywood grow.
Sanwo-Olu called for collaboration to tell African stories to the world and put Lagos and Nigeria on the global filmmaking map.