LASG GRADUATES ANOTHER SET OF YOUTHS IN FILMMAKING
As part of the effort towards developing the next generation of filmmakers and providing opportunities for young people in the creative industry, the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, in collaboration with the Gidi Creative Centre has graduated another set of 200 youths in filmmaking.
The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, while speaking at the graduation ceremony held on Wednesday at the Unilag Auditorium, Akoka, disclosed that the State Government’s partnership with Ogidi Studios is essential in creating innovative, culturally relevant, and globally competitive films market.
According to her, “This initiative is needed to use the Creative Sector to expand the very concept of tourism as a whole, thereby driving a shift from conventional models of heritage-based cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism centred on contemporary creativity, innovation and fresh content.
“Today, we gather here to commemorate a journey marked by relentless dedication, unwavering passion, and unparalleled creativity. It is with great pleasure and a deep sense of responsibility that we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments and artistic triumphs of this set of our graduating students at the Gidi Creative Centre”, Benson-Awoyinka said.
The Honorable Commissioner confirmed that the Academy provides a conducive learning environment with top-notch facilities including practical studio workshop spaces and post-production amenities fitted with the latest technology to ensure students have a learning experience that will advance their skills.
She also encouraged the happy and excited graduates to keep up a high spirit going strong as they move forward. Furthermore, she said that their art can guide others through tough times and show them how powerful creativity can be.
In her remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Oloruntoyin Atekoja, expressed her appreciation to Ogidi Studio for making good use of the funds from the State Government, assuring the organisation of a continued partnership.
The Founder of Gidi Creative Centre, Mr. Idris Olorunnimbe, extended his profound gratitude to Lagos State Government for her unwavering support, adding that the commitment of the state government has been instrumental in his organisation’s mission to nurture the next generation of creative leaders.
He admonished the graduates to embrace this unique period of their lives with open minds and be creative and bold to explore uncharted territories. “You should always be willing to learn from experiences that shape you. Remember, the Artistic journey is as much about growth and discovery as it is about the final masterpiece”, Olorunmbe stated.
Also, present at the graduation ceremony is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Idris Aregbe; the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mrs. Bukola Agbaminoja; the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola and a host of other dignitaries.
Udeogu Chinedu Paul is a profound DJ whose fame has been confirmed In the whole of the Eastern hemisphere of Nigerian.
Dj storm as he is fondly called was born on the 1st of April, 1998 and attended Saint Paul primary school and later attended Ikwodiaku Primary school, Awka before later proceeding to Bishop Chrowther Seminary, Awka.
Asides being in the game for at least 5 years, he has also carved a lifetime niche for himself that will be very hard for any other DJ to compete with. Little wonder why he charges nothing less than three hundred thousand naira (300k) per show. This charge may be huge but then he has many requests because he delivers massively at every show.
So far so good, any show DJ storm attends has been confirmed to turn to carnival as attendees would not want to leave with the way he would light up the show.
DJ storm speaking with newsmen confirmed it that in the nearest future, he would love to be in the same caucus with the likes of international DJs like DJ Khalid, DJ Kaskade, DJ Steve Aoki and so on.
He also went ahead to list the artistes he would love to work with in the nearest future, he mentioned the likes of American musicians like Drake, Jay z, Rihana and so on and most especially Nigerian artistes like 2face, phyno, Olamide, Kiss Daniel, Wizkid and Davido.
He concluded by saying he is not limiting himself to Nigeria entertainment industry alone, his prayer is to be an international Dj whose impact would be felt all over the world. He also plans to have an institution where young and upcoming DJs would have a platform to showcase their talents to the world and also benefit immensely from.
Afrobeats singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has spoken out about how being famous has had a negative impact on those close to him, particularly his children, nieces, and nephews.
He made this known while featuring as a guest in a recent episode on ABtalks podcast.
According to the singer, fame comes with its good and bad side, adding that he has been a recipient of both outcomes.
The OBO crooner said that his family also gets to be affected by his fame, recounting an experience where his nephew and nieces had to switch schools because of the treatment they got on account of them being related to him.
The singer added that his own daughter was once bullied in school for being his daughter.
“I would lie to you if I say I don’t like fame. I mean it has its good and bad parts. I get anything I want with this face and with this smile but it gets stressful too cos it affects the private aspect of my life and my family.
“Like my dad will just send me something on the blog, like ‘what’s this?’, and I am like, ‘it’s a lie, don’t worry about that.’
“And even things I do affect my family. Anything I do as Davido will affect my family just like my sister had to move her kids out of some school because everyone knew this is Davido’s nephew and niece and it was weird because of how people treated them, so now they are in different schools, and when they know they are related to me, it is always crazy.
“My daughter was even getting bullied in school cos she was my daughter….so fame has good sides but also bad sides.”
12 CNN Lekki Posers (For critical thinkers)
The message behind Carpe diem by Olamide
US Based Entertainment Magnate, Deji Bello Hosts IwoLand Top Men At His Nashville Home
How Fulani herdsmen ruined my farm in Osun State – Babatunde
How Gbenga Adeboye died and resurrected after six hours
Oluwo Of Iwo’s Vehicle Stolen in Lagos Hotel
Martify Celebrates Grand Opening of Second Outlet in Alimosho
Itel Debuts its Latest “More stylish than ever” S Series Smartphones S16 and S16 Pro in Nigerian Market
Кракен Сайт Площадка