Del-York Creative Academy (DCA), in collaboration with the Lagos State government, has graduated 100 outstanding talents from the Academy in order to improve the abilities of African filmmakers and the expansion of the African film industry.
The state government, under the Lagos Creative Industry Initiative (LACI), stated that its goal is to arm young talents with the necessary tools and skills for better storytelling.
Pharm. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, stated that creativity can provide solutions to issues and that there is no state without the creative industry.
“There is so much that can be done with creativity. That is what the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had seen and invested in seriously.”
According to the commissioner, one of the investments is to bring up the best 100 fresh talents discovered in the state. She also applauded the academy for teaching students skills such as advertising, screenwriting, directing, editing, music video creation, drone technology, sound design, and film scoring, among other things.
While speaking, the CEO/Founder of Del-York Creative Academy, Mr Linus Idahosa, stated in his remarks that the creative business has tremendous potential to alter the lives of young people and promote change in various spheres of society.
He went on to say that the collaboration intends to create a new generation of creative filmmakers and broadcast journalists across the country and Africa by ensuring they have the best hands from all around the world, sharing their experiences and exchanging knowledge.
As a result, he charged the graduates to serve as examples of what is achievable and as advocates for the school. “We also want them to use their stories to shape the lives of people around them.”
The Chairman of Choice International Group (CIG), Diana Chen, also acknowledged that CIG had sponsored DCA for the past three years. She lauded the school for providing outstanding training to the graduating students.