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Building of $100m African Film City in Epe starts soon, says Sanwo-Olu

by Samson Echenim

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that the groundbreaking for the $100 million African Film City project in Epe, Lagos State, will begin in the coming weeks.

The governor made the announcement during the
Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) press conference on Thursday.

Shortly after the press briefing, the governor took to his official verified X handle and tweeted about it.

“The goal(of the African Film City) is to further empower our creative talents, and we are doubling our financial and training support. This means more opportunities for skill development in modern filmmaking and increased grants for short stories,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted.

He said elevating the creative industry remained the goal of his administration.

He continued: “I had the pleasure of sharing this exciting news at the 12th AFRIFF Press Briefing, surrounded by industry veterans, movie producers, and Nollywood stars.

“Together, we are committed to showcasing our original local content to the world.

“It was also an honor to have the U.S. Consul General, Mr. Will Stevens join us. We’re seizing this “African moment” to play our role in aiding Nollywood’s growth.

“Let’s collaborate and tell our stories to the world. Together, we’ll put Lagos and Nigeria on the global filmmaking map.”

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