The Gidi Creative Centre sponsored by Babajide Sanwo-Olu has partnered with the Temple Company, a full-service creative agency to further accelerate the impact of its capacity development drive on talented youths in the State.

The initiative which is targeted to empower 200 youths across 10 skill areas was launched by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf at a ceremony that was held at the state-of-the-art Ogidi Studios, Lekki, Lagos.

Similarly, Gidi Creative Centre has received a strategic partnership from United Kingdom-based Henley Business School, and the  University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Spanning 11 weeks, successful applicants will be trained using a robust 11-weeks module that covers specialisations including filmmaking, creative writing, animation, audio engineering and music production, graphics design, multimedia design, film and screen production design, project management for creative professionals, fashion design and media studies.

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L-R: Ms Sheila Ojei, Director, Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr Idris Olorunnimbe, Group Chief Executive Officer, The Temple Company, Pharm. Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Oyinade Nathan-Marsh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Professor Sunday Adebisi, Director Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre, University of Lagos, Mrs Bukola Agbaminoja, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Ms Winifred Okpapi, Head of Strategy and Projects, The Temple Company/ Gidi Creative Centre, at the launch of Gidi Creative Centre by Lagos State Government in partnership with The Temple Company for the empowerment of 200 youths which held at Ogidi Studios, Lekki, Lagos State.

Declaring registration for participation opened, Idris Olorunnimbe, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Temple Company disclosed that registration to enrol into training is accessible till September 8 to youths who are residents of Lagos State. To register, interested persons were advised to visit  and apply for their preferred courses.

Idris explained, “The creative industry is the future of the world and Nigeria cannot be left behind. The Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu recognizes this and has decided to take the front seat. This is not the first training embarked upon by the Lagos State Government but I dare say that it would be the best they have done so far. I predict they would keep coming back to us for more because we are doing it differently. We partnered with two global tertiary institutions, the University of Lagos and Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom.”

“The most important thing that has brought together The Temple Company, facilitators of Gidi Creative Centre, and Lagos State Government together to forge this partnership is a common goal to equip the young people of Lagos to be the best they can be within the creative industry.”


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