The Del-York Creative Academy, in partnership with the Lagos State Government formally launched, Creative Lagos, a special creative industry capacity building program sponsored by the Lagos State Government to train 1,000 talented young people in the Creative Industry that had come through a painstaking selection process from across the 20 local government areas and 57 LCDAs of the state.
An initiative whose foundational elements are rooted in the Lagos THEMES development agenda is being implemented under the aegis of the Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative (LACI) under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
The hybrid event launch was held at the Victoria Island offices of Del York International and virtually via online platforms zoom and YouTube.
Mr Sanwo-Olu in his special remarks to the gathering charged the participants to take cognizance of their role and importance in the evolving Lagos story and pledged his government’s continued support for the continuity of the program.
In her remarks, the Honorable Commissioner for Tourism & Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf, thanked the Governor for the overwhelming support he had shown the LACI initiative, the Creative Lagos capacity building project and indeed, her ministry as a whole.
The President of the Del York Creative Academy, Mr Linus Idahosa, spoke effusively about the importance of the collaboration and how the Governor’s vision to develop young people through the creative industry would reap bountifully in the not-too-distant future. He also thanked the Lagos State Government for their commitment to training even more creatives in successive programs especially those who couldn’t secure admission into the first cohort of Creative Lagos.
The event’s highlight had representatives of the cohort from the newly formed, creative zones; (Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos, and Epe) and the overall leader of the cohort a young gentleman by the name of Olatunde Oladeji, sharing the hopes and aspirations of his colleagues and their deep appreciation for the program